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September 26, 2023
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Joseph Paulinski of Willow Grove passed away on September 26, 2023. He was 82 years old. Joseph was the beloved husband of the late Catherine E. Paulinski with whom he had shared over 40 years of marriage. He was born in Kopeczine, Poland, a son of the late Piotr and Bronislawa Paulinski.
Joseph is survived by his loving children; Nancy Trigg and Michael J. Paulinski, grandchildren; Zachary Trigg, Jr. and Cassidy Trigg. In addition to his parents and wife Joseph was predeceased by a brother, Kazimierz Paulinski.
Joseph was involved in many ways with the Special Olympics as a; Parent, coach, fan and spectator. It was this passionate involvement and commitment for over 30 years that led to the growth of his nonfamily Special Olympic family. He also in his spare time loved to travel to Ocean View, DE to spend weekends, vacations and summers at the family’s second home.
He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam Era and after the War continue to service our county for many years working at the Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia. Joseph will also be remembered by his family for his skills as a handyman always ready to help fix problems around the house.
Relatives and friends will be received by his family on Saturday, September 30th after 9:30 a.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro, PA. His interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials in Joseph's memory may be made to the Special Olympics, 2570 Boulevard of the Generals, Suite 124, Norristown, PA 19403 or at https://specialolympicspa.org/support/donate-now