Glen L. Pawling

February 25, 1923November 20, 2013

Melbourne, FL – Glen L. Pawling, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (11/20/13), in the presence of his family. A native of Beaver Springs, PA, he was the son of the late William and Verdie (Lepley) Pawling. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen. Glen sadly missed his daughter, Ann Wright, who died in 1975.

After graduation from Beaver Vocational High School in 1942, he joined the 148th Combat Engineers Battalion, who landed on Utah Beach. His company participated in the Adrennes, Remagen, and the Battle of the Bulge earning five bronze stars for his service.

After returning from the war, he was the proprietor of Pawling Turkey Hatchery in Middle Creek, PA. As a farmer he was actively involved in soil conservation and served as president of the Pennsylvania Turkey Association. He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Beaver Springs.

Relocating to Ocean City, NJ in 1966, he worked for Vineland Animal Laboratories for many years ending his career as a consultant for Retention Systems in Egg Harbour Township, NJ. Through the years he was the owner of Pawling Apartments in Ocean City, NJ. He belonged to the VFW and St. John Lutheran Church of Ocean City.

Wintering first in North Port and most recently Sebastian, Florida, he was an associate member of Concordia Lutheran Church and a 32nd Degree Mason at the Sebastian Masonic Lodge #232. Always active he played softball, was an avid biker and played golf until he was 85 years old.

Survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Velma (Kline) of Melbourne, FL., his daughter Joyce and husband, Stanley Wirpsza of Ocean City, NJ. and son Benjamin Pawling and wife, Michelle of Satellite Beach, FL. He will be missed by his four granddaughters Laura and Lillian Wirpsza and Ashley and Julia Pawling, his nephew Kenneth Snook and family residing in Lewisburg, PA; a brother in law, Dr. William Kline from Belleville, PA., and his four children.

The family would like to thank all the individuals involved in the Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. Glen enjoyed the wonderful flight and tribute to WWII Veterans. The family also would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Hibiscus Court and faithful companion Jefrie from Visiting Angels.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Concordia Lutheran Church, 300 Barefoot Bay, FL. 32976, or St. John Lutheran Church, 1001 Central Ave, Ocean City, NJ. 08226.


  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 1, 2013

Glen L. Pawling

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Holle (Johnson) Reichman

January 28, 2014

Dear Joyce & Family,
Saddened to read of your father's passing. Met your family back in the 70's when my father, Rev. A.J. Johnson, would rent your apartments for our church youth group & later yrs. for our family vacations. Since,my father also has passed away. He always enjoyed visits with your father when in Ocean City. Sincere sympathy. -Holle & Randy

mike & marylou Stronski

January 8, 2014

The Pawling Family, Very sorry for your loss. It won't be the same during our vacation. We will miss the chats we had with him on the porch every year we came down. Velma, he was a class act. Our prayers are with the family

Mary Bullock

December 16, 2013

Glen was a great guy. He and Velma were an important part of the family of St. John Lutheran Church in Ocean City NJ. He certainly will be missed. Velma and I are Priscilla Circle "sisters."

December 11, 2013

My condolences to the Pawling family.I will always remember my brief but very friendly encounters with Glen at St.John's. Harvey Fischer

November 30, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Freedman-Noa family

November 30, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Freedman-Noa family

November 26, 2013

My condolence to the family, Glen will be missed. Jefrie

November 25, 2013

Painful is the loss, but the memories will be forever.
He will always be loved.
Sandy and Roger

The Palmbach's

November 25, 2013

We are sorry for your loss. Glen's life is an inspiration for us. God Bless you all.

November 24, 2013

Velma and Family - We're sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathies are with you at this difficult time. - Your Vero Beach relatives, Pam and Steve Moricz