James Walter “Jim” Paulaski

April 7, 1937 - July 31, 2022

James Walter “Jim” Paulaski passed away on July 31, 2022, at the age of 85 in Cape Coral, Florida, surrounded by the family who loved him.

Jim was born in Trenton, NJ on April 7, 1937, to the late Walter and Elizabeth Paulaski. He was predeceased by his brother, Walter “Butch”; sisters, Barbara and Betty Anne, and son-in-law, Richard.

Almost sixty-one years ago, he married Rita “Susie” and they were inseparable. He is survived by his wife, Rita; son, James Jr. (Julie); daughters, Mary, and Holly (Ron); as well as brothers, Nick (Rose) and Mike (Pat).

He was Poppy to Erica Rosenblum, Jeanne Raines (Brian), Jessica Paulaski, Jennifer Schroeder (John), Joshua Paulaski and James Paulaski.

Jim always wanted to win the lottery, but it was those of us who knew him as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend who were the winners. His sense of humor and gentle nature were just two of the things that were special about him.

We will miss him always.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. James Paulaski JR Aug 2, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Much better picture of DAD. He was a great father to us and will be missed!

  2. Tom & Gerry Rojy Aug 2, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    Rita, Mary, Holly & Erica:

    We are so sad to hear about Jim’s passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed.
    We think of you and love you all like family. Please know if there is anything we can do to make this time easier, we are here for you. With Love and prayers. Tom & Gerry Rojy

  3. William Russell Sr Aug 2, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    May You Rest In Peace ! We will Miss You !

  4. Michael J. Paulaski Aug 3, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    I have fond memories of our younger days and getting back together made my life more complete.
    Pat and I always enjoyed your phone calls and cards you sent you will always be missed and remain in my heart forever..
    Love Mike & Pat

  5. John Jester Aug 3, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    I am so sad and sorry to hear the news. I have a lot of fond memories of Mr Paulaski going down the shore with my buddy Jim. He was a great guy and will be sorely missed. RIP James…..

  6. Anne Paulaski Aug 3, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I remember your laugh. You and Dad were always cracking jokes when you got together. I have great memories of us all getting together, skating and visiting. I appreciated that you got on the phone to say hello and ask how I was doing when I called. I will miss you. Rest in peace with the Lord, Uncle Jim. I Love You.

  7. Karen Rutkowski Aug 4, 2022 at 8:57 am

    “Your Dad, husband, grand pop was a one of. a kind person who lived an incredible life.” Take comfort in how well LOVED” and cared for he was by all of you! Hold on to the those “feel good” memories to get you through the hard days! We are so lucky to have known him!

    Jim and Karen Rutkowski

  8. Rita Paulaski Aug 14, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    Jim you were the best husband anyone ever had and the best father. I will miss you for tne rest of my life.

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