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Lauren Marie Pawlak

  • On September 28, 2022

Lauren Marie Pawlak, age 31, of Washington, passed away suddenly on September 25, 2022 due to complications of pulmonary embolisms.

Born in Pittsburgh on December 9, 1990, she was the beloved daughter of Mark and Sue Pawlak of Washington, PA; loving mother of Riley Sturtevant; dear sister of Matthew Pawlak of Leominster, MA and Dean (Fiancé: McKinley Kimmins) Pawlak of Valley Grove, WV; granddaughter of Pauline Pawlak; also survived by aunts and uncles Diane Heming, Maryann and Michael Pauline, Tom and Kelly Pochatko, and a cousin, Tom Pochatko.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Thomas Pawlak, Tom and Nancy Pochatko, great grandparents Loretta Schrum and Bill and Ruby Pochatko.

Lauren  was a 2009 graduate of McGuffey High School.  She was a very driven young women, who earned two bachelors degrees, one in 2014 from Edinboro University  in Sociology and History and one in 2020 from Slippery Rock University in Safety Management. She was a dedicated employee of Metalico Pittsburgh, where she held the position of Enviromental, Health and Safety Coordinator in charge of three different locations. She took great pride in the safety of her fellow employees.  Prior to Metalico she was employed with West Penn Wire of Washington as a Safety Manager. Lauren loved reading, was an American History Buff, and loved all kinds of music between Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Country, she loved it all. She enjoyed attending concerts.  She loved being a mother to Riley. She was fiercly loyal, loving and devoted to her daughter and her loved ones. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her and had the pleasure of knowing her.

Family and friends are welcome Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 4-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd. McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10 am at St. John the XXIII, 120 Abington Dr., McMurray, PA 15317. Christian Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley’s college fund at https://gofund.me/2328115f. The family also asks that you hug your loved ones and tell them you love them because tomorrow is not always guaranteed.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at Pittsburghcremation.com.

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Marla D Ward
Sue, Mark and family you have our love and deepest sympathies on your loss. You are in our prayers. Tom & Marla Ward
The Ondek’s
Dear Sue, Mark, Mathew, Dean and Riley, and all your family and friends, We are so sorry for your profound and tragic loss! We will keep praying for your healing and that our sweet Lord will hold you in his arms and help you get through each day. Keep Him close, and remember Isaiah 40:10, “Fear not for I am with you…” there are so many comforting words found in Him, but also remember as much as we are imperfect, your family and friends are here for you as well! Her beautiful soul will shine bright with all of us, forever. All our Love, Bruce Kelly and Elena Ondek
I didn't know Lauren all that well, but she always beamed about her precious daughter. Seem so sweet & kind. Sending Blessings, prayers & Hugzzz to all that loved her. In deepest sympathy... LA
Clint Clifford
Mr. and Mrs. Pawlak and family, You have my deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. May she be at home with the lord. Clint Friend of Diane Heming