John Stephen Pavlik, Jr., 71, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born February 17, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Stephen Pavlik, Sr. and Marian Christine (Yonek) Bartko and step-son of the late Joseph Bartko. He was a US ARMY veteran serving in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and for his service he was awarded The Purple Heart, The National Defense Service Medal,The Army Commendation Medal, The Bronze Star Medal, The Air Medal, and The Vietnam Campaign Medal. John retired after 30 years of service at US Steel in Clairton. After retirement he taught pipefitting at CCAC and worked for MK Technologies. He was a jack of all trades that could fix anything and was also an Eagle Scout. He loved boating, camping and sailboats. His favorite past time was spending time at his camp in Waterford on the porch with his dog Misha.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy (Webb) Pavlik, sons, John S. Pavlik, III. of Bethel Park and Marshal Dylan Pavlik of Elizabeth Twp., daughter, Nicole (Jerry Haeffel) McNeil of South Bend, IN, grandchildren, Emerson and Rose, sister, Janice (Mike) Kalogeras of Bethel Park, special niece, Jessica Roolf of Buena Vista and special great-nieces, Alaina, Ava and Abigail, many nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Misha. Friends are welcome from Thursday, January 7, from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED Funeral service will be held Friday, January 8, in the funeral home chapel at 10:00 am with the Rev. Paul Walter, officiating. Interment will follow at the Round Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Originally published January 06, 2021.