Paul was born in Garfield, NJ, on October 29, 1948. He was the younger son of Casimir Wojcik and Helen Prelich Petite. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington and Lee University, and a JD from Catholic University.
Paul was Chairman and CEO of Bloomberg BNA, Inc. until 2011, and continued to serve as Chairman until his retirement in 2014. He joined BNA in 1972, as an Editor for U.S. Law Week and later served in multiple managerial and executive capacities before becoming CEO and Chairman in 2007. He served on many corporate boards, and on the Boards of Directors for the Children’s Law Center, the Signature Theatre, and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
Paul died at home, while doing one of his favorite things—watching baseball (unfortunately not the Nats!)—with little pain and suffering and surrounded by his family.
Paul defied the odds, living six and a half years after being diagnosed with terminal cancer—a timeline that no doctor at the time thought possible. The majority of this time was spent leading a relatively normal life doing the things he wanted to do, and feeling great. He lived to see his two daughters marry, went to his son’s college graduation, met and played with his two young grandchildren, and traveled widely—London, Paris, Ireland, even Australia five times! He was thankful for each day, loved every minute, and was so grateful for all of his wonderful friends.
Paul took great strength from those around him and truly believed his family and friends played a key role in keeping him going so long. He had an amazing team of doctors, who truly made miracles happen. His only regret was that his life would be cut too short—too short, not because he was scared, filled with regrets, or had unfinished business, but simply because he was having so much fun. As he often said, he had a great life and he just wanted more of it.
Funeral services will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, VA, on November 1, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, mourners are asked to consider making a gift to St. Mary’s or to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.