Frank J. Pawluc

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Frank J. Pawluc

Frank J. Pawluc, a former Burbank Planning Board member and one-time candidate for City Council, died April 1.

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Besides his service on the Burbank Planning Board, Mr. Pawluc also served on the Board of Building and Fire Code Appeals. A businessman and civic leader, Mr. Pawluc was a candidate for the Burbank City Council in the 1970’s.   He was active in the Burbank Exchange Club, and was a charter member of the Magnolia Park Exchange Club, as well as a member of the Burbank Elks Lodge 1497, American Legion, and Glendale Moose Lodge, and  was active with the March of Dimes.

Mr. Pawluc had been an Executive Vice-President in the savings and loan industry.  He was the manager of the Republic Savings branch in the early 1970’s when the company built a large new building at 3521 W. Magnolia Blvd., which today is a Chase Bank branch.  He also worked for Steven Pawluc Realty, as well as being involved in his own real estate development projects.  He was president of J.A.F. Travelers, a charter bus company that he formed with his two sons in 1994.   Mr. Pawluc was a skilled carpenter, having not only built his own home on Rose St., but also remodeling several other homes in Burbank.

An avid sportsman, he played on or managed countless Burbank and Toluca Lake softball and bowling teams.  For over 20 years, Mr. Pawluc coached Little League baseball teams, and soccer teams.   He loved to daily play ball with his dog.

Mr. Pawluc was born in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1937.  He attended the University of Buffalo, and the University of Indiana.   In 1965, he married his wife, Cecile.   He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1966.    When he passed away on April 1, in the home he had built 40 years earlier, he was surrounded by his wife, hildren and family members.

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Surviving in addition to his wife, Cecile, are his adult children, Anthony, John, and Donna.  He is also surviveded by one granddaughter, Brittney; his sister, Blanche Tibbitts; brothers-in-law Lew Tibbitts, Roger Mercier, and Bob McPherson; and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Frank John Pawluc’s life will be held on Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., for family and friends.  For more information email jaftrav@aol.com or call 818-843-3155.   In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Oncology Department at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, or the Motion Picture and Television Fund.