J. Paul Zanowski, 83

May 26, 2018

Joseph Paul Zanowski, age 83, of Lancaster, PA, passed away on May 26, 2018.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of Joseph and Ann Zanowski, the husband of Joann Connell Zanowski, and the brother of Raymond Zanowski, all of whom predeceased him. He is survived by his brother Charles and sister Carolyn. He was the father of five children, Lynn Smith (Michael); Susann Gilland (Robert); Meghan Campbell (John); Peter, and Paul (Cathy). He took special delight in his thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is survived by his beloved friend and longtime companion, Mrs. Gene Marie Schacht, with whom he shared a love of family, Church and music. Gene, Susann, Lynn and Meghan were devoted caregivers during his illness.

He enjoyed an illustrious career in sales and marketing, beginning with the Gillette Company, where he rose to the rank of National Sales Manager. He served as the first Director of Sales and Marketing for the Bose Corporation; VP Sales and Marketing for Norlin Music and, locally, he was the President and CEO of Hamilton Watch. Later, he served as President and CEO of Hamilton’s parent company, Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horologique-USA (SSIH), where he led the US sales and marketing of Omega, SWATCH and Tissot watch brands, and he was President of Gruen Watch Company. He was Vice-President of the American Watch Association.

Paul was active in the community, serving on the board of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and he served on the Finance Committee of St. Mary’s Church. He was a member of Meadia Heights CC and Elks Lodge #134.

His greatest joys were found in his family, his Catholic faith, golf, and his love of music.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life at a funeral Mass, Wednesday, May 30, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 119 S. Prince St. Lancaster, 17603. Visitation with the family will take place at the church, at 9:00 am, followed by a 10:00 am Mass. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Mary’s Building Fund, 119 S. Prince St., Lancaster 17603.

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May 30, 2018

To the Zanowski family,
I worked for Mr. Zanowski at the Hamilton Watch Company many years ago.  He was always a class act and a wonderful person.  I have good memories of him and I know he is in a better place as his belief in God told him.  God bless you and my thoughts are with you at this time.
Kimberly Frey

May 29, 2018

Dear Lynn, and the entire Zanowski family and Gene,
Al and I want to let you know how very sorry we are.  Paul was a friend, and we share many happy memories of him, my best friend, Joanne, and of your entire family. His sense of humor, jazz piano playing, hospitality, friendship and love of family and his God will always be remembered by us. You and he are in our thoughts and prayers.
With much love,  Peggy and Al Schulz

May 29, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to the Zanowski Family. May fond memories of a life well lived bring much consolation and peace in the days ahead. Blessings to you all!                            
The Burches (Bob, Jackie, Ben & David)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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St. Mary's Catholic Church
119 S. Prince St.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
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