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Richard Pawlicki

February 29, 1944 — August 7, 2023


Richard Pawlicki, a dedicated and hardworking individual who made friends easily, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2023, at Majestic Care of Goshen. Born on February 29, 1944, in Gary, Indiana. 

Richard's passion for business led him to become the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Sea Nymph and the proud owner of Lakes Craft Marine. He was known for his exceptional skills in driving sales growth and building strong relationships within the industry. Richard's contributions to both companies will be remembered with gratitude by his colleagues and clients alike. He was a graduate of the IU School of Business, Northwest Campus, where he pursued his studies with dedication and achieved great success. 

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Richard had an adventurous spirit and diverse set of interests. He served actively in the United States Army  from 1965 to 1967, reaching the rank of Specialist 5th Class before being honorably discharged from the US Army Reserve in 1971. His military service exemplified his commitment to serving his country.

Richard found joy in cultivating beautiful gardens filled with perennials and various vegetables. His green thumb brought life and color to his surroundings, providing solace and tranquility amidst his busy life. In addition to gardening, Richard enjoyed exploring the culinary arts and cooking large meals for family and friends.

An avid angler, Richard spent countless hours fishing Lake Wawasee,  Syracuse Lake, Lake Michigan, and even ventured as far as the Florida Keys to pursue his passion for fishing. 

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Niki Pawlicki of Syracuse; their son, Tony (Hannah) Pawlicki, his grandchildren, Nikolas and Alexandra, his sister, Sandra (John) Marszalek and brother, James (Jill) Pawlicki. Richard's parents, Benjamin A. and Stephanie (Palites) Pawlicki, preceded him in death.

Richard Pawlicki's presence in the lives of those he touched will forever be cherished. His passions, kindness, and demeanor serve as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing him. As we mourn his loss, let us also celebrate the impact he made on the world and find solace in the memories that will endure for generations to come.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Syracuse-Wawasee Trails in Richard's memory. Written condolences may be left at

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