Paul T. Vavra

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 01, 2021

Paul Thomas Vavra, 73 of Dravosburg, passed away on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on October 17, 1948, to the late Albert J. Vavra and Theresa Moran Williams. Paul was the loving husband of 52 years to Georgia M. Lesko Vavra. He is survived by his wife Georgia as well as their daughters Paulette Sutter of White Oak and Trisha (Thomas) OBrien of West Mifflin. Paul is further survived by his brother Raymond Vavra of Clairton and his sister Barbara Jean Habjanitz of Glassport. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cameron, Erin, Sydney, and Shauna, as well as nieces and nephews. Paul also leaves behind his beloved pug Trixie. Paul was preceded in death by his brothers Albert and James, and his sisters Patty, Mary Jane, and Joanne. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Paul worked at U.S. Steel in Homestead in the motor room for 20 years, at Scalise Industries, and as an electrician. He was also a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Duquesne. Paul enjoyed meticulously organizing his garage and building cars. This love of cars resulted in an avid interest in racecars and racing at Keystone. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published December 01, 2021.

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