Lawrence Gilbert Pauline, a beloved man who lived life to the fullest, away peacefully on January 11, 2024 in Spring Valley. He was born on November 7, 1933, in Hilo, Hawaii to Emil and Elvira Pauline. Lawrence was a remarkable individual with an unwavering dedication to his country and a passion for life.
From a young age, Lawrence exhibited a sense of adventure and love for travel. It was no surprise that he developed a fondness for exploring new places, often choosing to embark on journeys by car or RV. His wanderlust took him far and wide, but it is worth noting that he never resided in Hawaii as an adult. Perhaps this was due to his desire to explore different corners of the world.
Lawrence had an eclectic taste in music and possessed an immense appreciation for artists such as Johnny Cash and Charlie Pride. Their soulful tunes resonated deeply with him, providing comfort and joy throughout his life.
One notable aspect of Lawrence's personality was his strong connection to his military background. Having served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1951-1954 followed by the U.S. Marine Corps from 1954-1971, he demonstrated unwavering loyalty and commitment as a Gunnery Sergeant. Even after leaving the service, Lawrence retained his characteristic flat-top haircut, always embodying the disciplined nature of a Marine.
Aside from his military career and love for music and travel, Lawrence found solace in various hobbies and interests throughout his life. In recent years, he discovered a passion for pen making, skillfully crafting unique pieces by turning wood or acrylic on his lathe. Additionally, coin collecting brought him great joy as he admired the history and stories behind each precious piece. Lawrence also cultivated a fascination with model railroads that allowed him to immerse himself in miniature worlds.
Throughout his journey in life, one of Lawrence's proudest accomplishments was his dedication to Little League. He poured his heart into the organization, not only as a coach but also as a player agent and eventually the league's president. Even after his own children, Troy and Tracey, were no longer involved in baseball, Lawrence continued to umpire games until he reached the age of 60. His commitment to fostering the growth and development of young athletes served as an inspiration to all.
Lawrence will forever be remembered for his kind and compassionate nature. He is survived by his loving son Troy, his beloved daughter-in-law Lisa, and his cherished son Tracey. Lawrence's memory will also be carried on by his dear brother Patrick.
He is preceded in death by his brothers Eddie, Raymond, Bobby, Herbert; sisters Barbara and Francis; as well as his parents Emil and Elvira Pauline.
Lawrence Gilbert Pauline's life was one filled with love, adventure, and a dedication to making lasting memories with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. As we bid farewell to this remarkable man, may we find solace in the numerous memories he leaves behind—a testament to a life well-lived.