Stephen "Steve" Pavlecic, age 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 6, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Dragutin "Charles" and Jelica "Helen" (Zalac) Pavlecic. He worked as a laborer for Operating Engineers Local #66, a delivery driver for Vienna Baking - Tastemaster Division, and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Steve was a member of CFU Lodge #146 and its Men’s Club and the White Oak American Legion Post #701. Stephen was preceded in death by his wife Lauretta (Hlad) Pavlecic who died on October 4, 1987. He is survived by his sister Frances "Honeygirl" (Tom) Felak of Aiken, SC, brother Tom (Joan) Pavlecic of San Jose, CA, companion Shirley Korenic of North Huntington, and many nieces and nephews including Mikey “Dee” Dorich. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph, George, Nick, Frank and Peter Pavlecic and his sister Donna Dudik.
Friends will be received at the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home & Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132 (412-678-3454) on Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 4 PM to 7 PM. In order to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Private burial will take place at Round Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Voice of the CFU in care of Bernice Yanzetich: 129 Royal Oak Drive, Apt E, White Oak, PA 15131. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published February 12, 2021.