George M. Pavick, 87, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born December 7, 1930 in Hecla, a son of the late John and Catherine (Sestock) Pavick.
George was a graduate of St. Vincent College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, and later went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served with the US Airforce. Prior to his retirement in 1996, George was employed at Kennametal Inc. in Latrobe where he served as Assistant to the Finance Director and as Risk Manager. After his retirement from Kennametal, George went on to earn his Real Estate License and worked for the Howard Hannah Susan Moore Real Estate office in Latrobe.
George was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe where he sang in the church choir and volunteered at the church’s annual fish fry, as well as at the Latrobe St. Vincent DePaul Society. He was a member of the Thomas B. Anderson American Legion Post 515, the Daniel P. Nolan Knights of Columbus Council 940, the St. Vincent Assembly 918 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, and a former member of the Lloydsville Volunteer Fire Dept.
George’s favorite pastimes included woodworking, golfing and gardening. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by seven siblings: Ann Yarabinetz, John Pavick, Jr., Florian “Pud” Pavick, Michael “Porky” Pavick, twins, Steven and Helene Pavick, and Andrew Pavick, and his two favorite canine friends, Rags and Duke.
He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Janet (O’Barto) Pavick, two children, Anthony G. Pavick and his wife Debbie of Hope, British Columbia, Canada, and Jennifer A. Stout and her husband Kevin of Latrobe, his granddaughter, Morgan Stout, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc., 1500 Ligonier St., Latrobe. Members of the St. John’s Rosary Altar Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 1:30 PM Sunday in the funeral home. Members of the St. Vincent Assembly 918 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Color Corp will stand guard from 6 until 7 PM Sunday at which time members of the Knights of Columbus Council 940 will hold a service in the funeral home. Military Honors accorded by the Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will be held at 9:15 AM Monday in the funeral home followed by prayers of transfer at 9:30 AM. A funeral mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in St. John the Evangelist Church with the Rev. Anthony C. Carbone as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 306 St. John’s Dr. Latrobe, PA 15650 or to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650 www.afashelter.org.