By and  on January 15, 2013

A funeral service will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan for Paul Woolard, former president of Revlon Beauty Group, who died Thursday. He was 89.

Woolard served in World War II as an Army Air Corps pilot — flying a B-29 bomber in the South Pacific — and obtained a degree in English literature at Columbia College before beginning his career in the beauty world. After a stint at Prince Matchabelli, Woolard moved to Revlon in the Fifties, according to the company. He worked closely with Revlon’s legendary chairman and founder Charles Revson and eventually became president of the company’s U.S. fragrance and cosmetics division. At the time of his retirement in April 1986, Woolard was a senior executive vice president of Revlon Beauty and a member of the board. Upon leaving Revlon, he became even more involved in philanthropic endeavors in New York City.

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