Peter Pavlich Jr.

Obituary of Peter Pavlich Jr.

Peter S. Pavlich, Jr., 89, of Vermilion, died Monday, April 4, 2022 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

He was born February 23, 1933 in Lorain and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 65 years moving from Lorain.

Peter worked for Ford Motor Co. as a truck driver for 35 years retiring in 1994. He was involved with the UAW #425, holding several titles.

He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and took the sacraments to those in Nursing Homes and Hospitals. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, serving as Grand Knight and 4th Degree Faithful Navigator. He was also a member of AMVETS Post #22, Lorain County Bee Keepers, chairman of the retirees automotive workers Local #425, and he was a Captain and Chaplin for the Vermilion Fire Department Station #2. Peter enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family and beloved dog, Charlie.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Earlene (nee Hovey) Pavlich of Vermilion; daughter, Tracie (Jay) McBride of Vermilion; sons, Bruce (Shelly) Pavlich of McClure, OH and Brent (Bird Falbo) Pavlich of Amherst; 13 grandchildren: Justin, Blake, Brett, Matthew, Christopher, Makenzie, Samuel, Sean, Dan, Andrew, Anne, Sam, and Tyler; great grandchildren, C.J., Addelynne, Beckham, and Gwenyth.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Andrea Kay Pavlich in 2000; parents, Peter Sr. and Mary (nee Hunyad) Pavlich; son-in-law, Eugene Kiss; brothers, Frank and Edward Pavlich; and his sisters, Mary Wisniewski, Barbara Ann Pavlich, and Betty Swetz.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 8, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, Ohio. Prayers will be said at the funeral home on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH 44089. Father Paul Schreiner will officiate. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary School Endowment Fund, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion, OH 44089 .

Online condolences may be made at



4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 8, 2022
Riddle Funeral Home
5345 South Street
Vermilion, Ohio, United States

Funeral Mass

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
St Mary Caholic Parish Vermilion, Ohio
731 Exchange St.
Vermilion, Ohio, United States

Graveside Service

2:45 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Maple Grove Cemetery
8114 Cemetery Road
Vermilion, Ohio, United States
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