Nicholas G. Pavkovich, 70, of Chippewa Twp., unexpectedly passed away on April 30, 2019, in his residence.
Born on August 7, 1948, in Beaver Falls, son of the late Nicholas Pavkovich and Della (Kilar) Florentine.
Nick was a teacher in the Blackhawk School District for over thirty years and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of the Chippewa Area Lions Club and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862. Nick loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid baseball fan. He loved the Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers but he was happiest making other people happy.
Nick is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Linda K. (Shrader) Pavkovich; son, Doug (Kathy) Pavkovich; grandchildren, Emily and Ryan; brother-in-law, Don (Sandy) Shrader; nephews, Travis and Troy Shrader and their families; cousin, Kitty Cramer as well as many other cousins.
Doug said, “Today we lost a great man, a great husband, and even more a great father. He taught me more than I ever realized about life. He always had a joke or made everyone around him smile and laugh. He lived for his grandkids and would do anything for them. He was my best friend. I love you Dad.”
Family and friends will be received Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Monica Parish, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa Twp., Father Bill Schwartz will officiate.
Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chippewa Area Lions Club in Nick’s name 2960 Clayton Rd. Beaver Falls, PA 15010.