Paul Wasielewski

Born: Bay Shore, NY on 21 October 1941

Passed away: Chicago, IL on 15 September 2015

Aged: 73 years

Funeral Date: 03 October 2015

Service Details

Services will be held at the Fourth Presbyterian Church (Buchanan Chapel) in downtown Chicago at Noon on October 3rd, 2015. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society ( or Active Transportation Alliance (

If coming from out of town, we recommend staying at the Hotel Lincoln.

The Story

Paul Francis Wasielewski passed away on September 15, 2015, at age 73. Paul did his undergraduate work at Georgetown University, and earned a PhD in nuclear physics from Yale. He won an Adenauer Scholarship which allowed him to do post-graduate work in Germany for a year.

After completing his education he worked as a scientist for General Motors for 35 years, while raising his family in Detroit Michigan. He retired to the city of Chicago, where he enjoyed traveling the world, riding his bicycle, playing the piano, attending the symphony and opera, hiking, and studying languages.

He leaves behind his loving wife Margaret, three children: Karen, Lynn, and Carl, two grandchildren: Will and Mathilda, and four sisters: Fran, Ellen, Rita, and Laura.
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Condolences from Karen's friends at Cengage in Farmington Hills. Our prayers are with you and your family. A donation to Active Transportation Alliance has been made in Paul's name.

Brandy McNamara


Dear All, I am heartbroken to hear of Paul's passing. My condolences to all of you. I will always remember Paul's exuberance and joy in living. I plan to see you on October 3. Thinking of you with love, Cousin Diane

Diane Ramo