Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hans Pawley...An Old Friend Has Past

My dear friend of over 40 years has past...He was the finest art teacher any child could ever have...He inspired children (preschoolers) to paint and draw and even sculpt...his programs on art taped at the SC ETV studios back in the late 60's will be remebered by children and adults who used the ETV as a tool to educate and illuminate the minds of thousands of students ...I met Hans while I worked for the SCETV as an illustrator in their art department...Hans needed some young children to be on his show and I volunteered my two sons Mark and Robert...They delighted in the experience and I have fond memories of them painting on the studio floor in smocks and their hands full of paint and various painted pictures strewn across the floor...Hans believed and taught that the art children produced should always be praised...The more praise you give a child at their efforts helped them to build their self esteem...

Mark creating a masterpiece...


His sense of humor always made working with Hans a treat...While taping one show he was using plaster of paris to create something and when the the director stopped the filming to change an angle on the camera he asked Hans if he could stop what he was doing ( which was mixing water witht the plaster of paris) and Hans replied to him, "Plaster waits for no man!"...

I will miss him but never forget him...


Hans Anton Pawley



DARLINGTON - Hans Anton Pawley, age 97, died Tuesday, November 23, 2010. A Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Hartsville. Burial will follow in Darlington Memory Gardens , directed by Belk Funeral Home.
Hans was born Johannes Anton Pawlak in Schiffbek, jetzt Hamburg , Germany , August 21, 1913. He was a son of the late Johann Alexander Pawlak and the late Anna Zeleni Pawlak. He served in the Unites States Army in the Headquarter Military Intelligence Services. Mr. Pawley served a year and a half overseas, including participating in the battles at Normandy , Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe . During this time he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four service stars and the Bronze Star.
Mr. Pawley was an art ambassador, teaching at all levels of education, from elementary to university levels, including Darlington County Schools. His artwork can be found in many locations such as the Louvre in Paris , France , the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City , and many other prominent locations. He served in many civic capacities, including: Founder and host of "Art and Imagination" and "Art and You" television shows on ETV, former president of the South Carolina Education Association, representative for the State of South Carolina for National Art Education Association, and a founding member of Francis Marion University.
Throughout his life, he became colleagues with many influential people including Albert Einstein and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, whom he served under during World War II. He will be remembered as loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a dedicated member of Saint Joseph 's Catholic Church in Darlington , SC.
Surviving are his children, Richard (Sharon) Pawley, Bill (Helen) Pawley, Mike (Deborah) Pawley, Paul Pawley, Darlene (Carol) Dunbar, Mary (Alan) Waters, Anne (Mark) Stephen, Donna Graham, Chrysa (Keith) Kerr, grandchildren: Katherine (J.R.), Eleanor (Roberto), Jason (Mary), Heather (John), Jennifer, Maeghan, Jennifer, Christine, Chris (Shaye), David (Lauren), Beth, Kevin, Dawn, Sean, Adair, Valerie, Rachel, Greg ory, Ashleigh (Jamie), Casey, Kelley, Jon, Savannah, Hunter, Logan, Bridgette, Catherine, Collin; great-grandchildren: Kailey, Ava, Roberto Jr., Carys, Grant, Scott, Jared, Hampton, Andrew, Isaiah, Nolan, Caden, Mckenna, Justin, Amanda, Courtney, Bubba, Keyanna, Trevor; also his brother, Edward (Ginny) Pawlak. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Dunbar Pawley.
Published in The State on November 25, 2010

5 comments:

Tommy said...

Sounds like a wonderful person. I'm sorry for your loss.

Tommy

Uncle Ron said...

Thanks Tommy for your kind words...

I just sadded a b/w shot of my son Mark that was taken of him when he was 5 or 6 years old...

Anonymous said...

A loving tribute. His friendship was a blessing in your life.
Strange, isn't it? Loss is the price we all eventually pay for the friendships and love we enjoy in life...yet the experience of our losses is so deeply personal. Having lost both brother and father in the past year, I know your sorrow. God Bless.

Suzi Q said...

I only just found out that Mr. Pawley passed away. I grew up with his daughters Chrysa and Donna. I remember what a treat it was for everyone when "dear old Dad" was home..as he was often traveling. He was a true gem of a man - they were a wonderful family. Spending the night there was always an adventure as we explored the rambling victorian they lived in. Some memories just make you smile. I feel for the kids who lost Mrs. Marion in October and DOD in November. What a hard year that must have been for them.

jared shuler said...

Hi, I am Heather Shuler's son and i was wondering if you had any information on him or any recordings with him. My mom said she went to some archives or something and they didn't have any recordings of him. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.