Edward M. Pavlich, 77, of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at Life Care Center Nursing Home in Elyria. He was born September 26, 1935 in Lorain, to the late Peter and Mary (nee Hunyad) Pavlich, Sr.
He graduated from Clearview High School in 1953. Upon his graduation he enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant on December 8, 1956. Edward was most recently employed by Let's Go Travel from 1990-1995 prior to that he was employed by Ford Motor as an automobile inspector and assembly line worker for 30 years, retiring in 1989.
He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Elyria, the VFW, American Legion and the Marine Corps League. He was a Boy Scout Leader, Baseball Coach and served as a volunteer fireman for Elyria Twp. Fishing, hunting, bird watching, gardening and traveling were the hobbies that he most enjoyed. Edward was a family man and spending time with them brought him much joy.
He is survived by his four sons, Timothy of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Mark of Amherst, Bryan (Michele) of Springboro, Ohio and Gregory (Michelle) of Sandusky; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jonathan) Demorest, Corey Pavlich, Tiphany Pavlich, Rachel (Earl Jr.) Eans, Morgan Pavlich, Evan Pavlich and Brianna Pavlich; great grandchildren, Zoe Demorest and Mackenzie Eans; and brother, Peter Pavlich, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Marie (nee Bors) in 1983; his second wife, Patrica Ann (nee Ursic) in 2013; and siblings, Betty Swetz, Barb Pavlich, Mary Wisniewski and Frank Pavlich.
The Pavlich family will receive friends Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 2 to 5 P.M. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:15 A.M. in the funeral center followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 41295 North Ridge Road, Elyria. Rev. Fr. Donald Dunson, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Military Honors will be conducted by the VFW Post #451 and the American Legion Post #30.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dovinreberjones.com