In Memoriam: Jim Paschal
Jim Paschal, president and co-owner of St. Charles, Illinois, supplier Warwick Publishing (PPAI 114154, S7) passed away on May 30 due to health complications from diabetes.
Paschal, along with his brother Rob, acquired Warwick from their father Don and uncle John Paschal. Between 1977 and 1989, they transformed Warwick from a company that published newspapers and promotional products to solely focusing on promotional products, including the original calendar line from 1926.
“It has been a wonderful and memorable 30-plus years of traveling and working with Jim,” says Phil Martin, MAS, Warwick’s national sales manager. “Hundreds of shows and a tremendous amount of time on airplanes and in hotels—and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. So many memories and laughs, we could write a book. Jim always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He not only was a trade show and travel buddy, he was a true friend. Life on the road just won’t be the same.”
Along with running the business, Paschal also represented Warwick at trade shows, regularly attending PPAI, ASI and regional shows. He is also a past president of the Young Executives of Promotional Products.
Paschal is survived by his wife Kim, his brother Rob and nephew Alex. The family held a private graveside service on June 8. The family requests any donations be sent to the American Diabetes Association.