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Timothy Paul Pavlic

  • On January 9, 2021
  • 30 Comments

Timothy Paul Pavlic of Upper St. Clair died Thursday January 7th with his loving wife by his side. He was born September 20th, 1965 in Wheeling, WV, the son of Leonard R. Pavlic and Suzanne Q. Pavlic. He was a 1983 graduate of Wheeling Central Catholic High School.  He went on to attend Garrett Community College and then graduated from Frostburg State University, playing baseball for each school for 2 years. He played American Legion baseball for 7 years, helping his team to win the West Virginia State Championship in 1982, ’83, and ’84.

He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Bonnie (Stahl) Pavlic and his sons Raymond Maxwell (Lauren) Pavlic of Fairmont, WV and Samuel T. Pavlic of Upper St. Clair, his brother Chris Pavlic of Wheeling, WV, his sister Paula (Jim) Berze of Adena, OH, and many nieces and nephews.

He went to work everyday, but we’re not sure where he went or what he did. He enjoyed showing his baseball scrapbook to his family and bragging about his 1986 NCAA Division III record for the most sacrifice flies in a single game, a record that still stands today if he is to be believed. Tim loved baseball as a player and as a coach. His passion for winning knew no costs, and he is remembered for once having paid his son Sam twenty-five dollars to sub in and play when a team he coached was short of players.

He loved his family, his extended family, his cats Itty and Boohoo, and his granddog Tigger. He was like a teenage girl with his phone, frequently calling his many nieces, nephews, family members, and friends to check in on them.

Tim loved humor and antics, and his nieces and nephews could write a book with stories of adventures that, while greatly entertaining, at times barely escaped an intervention with law enforcement. He was once kicked out of a turtle hatching on a family vacation in North Carolina.

Listeners of 93.7 “The Fan” may know him as “Tim in the Car”. He called in often with observations and comments, but only after calling his wife and kids while he waited on hold to tell them that he was about to be on the radio.

Husband, father, son, brother, uncle, coach, and mentor. He led a successful life because he positively affected so many people without taking any credit.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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30 Comments

David Petrini
  • Jan 9 2021
RIP Brother, I will miss you.
Terence (Terry) A. McCormick
  • Jan 9 2021
Condolences to Bonnie, Chris, Tim's kids and the whole Pavlic clan. I fondly remember fun trips we had to South Bend, IN for ND football games with Tim and the crew. He will be missed.
Michele lichwa
  • Jan 9 2021
So sorry to hear this my condolences to Bonnie and family and Chris and Paula and families! So many fond memories of growing up w Tim and family. Love Michele(Teeps) and Wayne Lichwa.
Bob Reasbeck
  • Jan 9 2021
RIP Tim. My condolences to the entire Pavlic family. 🙏🏻
Vanessa Panepucci
  • Jan 9 2021
My deepest condolences to you & your family. I worked with Tim at CEI & we became good friends. He always talked so highly of his family. He was also quite the character & always kept us laughing! I’m so saddened to hear of his sudden passing. May God wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time.
Reci
  • Jan 9 2021
We were so shocked and saddened hearing of Tim's passing. We will always have such fond memories of Tim that will always make us smile. God bless you all throughtout this difficult time. The Grabowskis
Judy Ball
  • Jan 9 2021
Bonnie, Max and Sam We are so saddened to hear this news. My sincere condolences and I will keep you all in my prayers.
Ron Scott
  • Jan 9 2021
Bonnie I always liked Tim. He made baseball fun for me and I only watched with you and the “Murdies” or so Tim would say. He was a real joy to be around. Bonnie, I am so very sorry for your loss but know that when we all meet our maker, you can be sure Tim will be on the welcoming committee hanging out down around the left field fence. Ron Scott (Lisa’s dad)
Scott Collins
  • Jan 10 2021
So many times of laughter over the years. Whether it happened at Bernie’s, Peaches, or at your parents kitchen table it was always memorable. My heart broke this week, but it was mended by recalling the great times and laughter shared by all that were in your company. Take care my Freind, Scott “Leon”, “Scooter” Collins ....sorry, I was someone with many nicknames. LOL
Ellie McCroskey
  • Jan 10 2021
Bonnie, Max, Sam, Chris, Paula and family: I am so very sorry to learn of Tim's passing. He was always the life of the party and I smile just thinking of him. May you all find comfort and peace during this difficult time. Your family will be in my prayers in the coming days.
Claire Hughes
  • Jan 10 2021
So sorry to hear these very sad news. My condolences to you Bonnie and your family: Claire Hughes (Jen’s mom)
Scott Peck Peklinsky
  • Jan 10 2021
I got to know Tim playing American Legion Baseball in 1982, the first of many State Championship teams. Tim had such a passion for the game and was instrumental in winning the State title. Tim kept the team full of spirit with his wit and constant chatter. God bless Tim and his family. My sincere condolences to Tim's wife and family.
AJ Beall
  • Jan 10 2021
Bonnie, Max and Sam, my heart is broken wide open hearing of Tims passing. I will never forget Pavie as I called him. His humor, yes antics and great sense of who he was will stay with me until we meet again. The baseball gods gained another player... and good dude!!! Peace be with you all, love you guys AJ, James and Elisabeth Beall❤️🙏
John Edkins
  • Jan 10 2021
Bonnie Max And Sam Ronda and myself send our condolences at this difficult time. Tim was always in a good mood and always smiling. We will keep you and the kids in our prayers. God bless you. John and Ronda Edkins
James & Danielle Mounts
  • Jan 11 2021
Bonnie, Sam, Max & family, we are so sad to hear of Tim's passing. He was a great neighbor to us and everyone. Always friendly and always asking how we were doing. Please accept our deepest & sincere condolences. Please reach out to us if you need anything.
Joe Lefkay
  • Jan 11 2021
My condolences to all of Tim's family during this difficult time. RIP Pav.
Matt Sabo
  • Jan 11 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Tim. He was a family man, hardworking, Pittsburgh sports fan, and genuine person. Gone too soon. My thoughts go out to you and his family.
Joe Krolczyk
  • Jan 11 2021
Our USC baseball community forever remembers Tim and his years of contributions helping many young people develop skills as baseball players and more importantly feel firsthand Tim's zest for life. Tim truly enjoyed being at the field and he loved sharing those memorable stories and chatting with coaches, players and spectators alike. I am grateful for these times and special moments with Tim. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to Bonnie, Max and Sam. God bless.
Nancy Schreyer
  • Jan 11 2021
To the Pavlic family, I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. He was a great guy and I'm grateful to have grown up knowing him. Lifting you all up in prayer, Nancy Schreyer
Lisa M Forsyth
  • Jan 12 2021
I am so saddened to hear of Tim's passing. My sincerest sympathy to Bonnie, Sam and Max, Chris and Paula as well as the rest of the Pavlic family. He was such a joy to be around and will be missed greatly.
Eric
  • Jan 12 2021
My condolences to the family. Tim was my manager at Northwest Bank. Such an amazing guy who was always so proud of his boys, loved talking baseball, and always made time to ask how my son was doing. I'll miss you my friend.
Mike lynch
  • Jan 12 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the Pavlic family. Warm hugs to Max and Lauren.
Jeff Turner
  • Jan 12 2021
Tim was a wonderful guy with a unique and special energy. I hadn’t seen him for years until about a year or two ago but interacting with him was like we were best friends who talked every day. That is the energy I’m talking about and is one that few people possess. He was special! Condolences to the family. RIP Tim!
Colin Dunlap
  • Jan 13 2021
Tim - Thanks for the calls. They meant much. -Colin Dunlap
Jodi Stewart
  • Jan 13 2021
Bonnie, Shocked and so sad hearing of Tim's passing. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jodi & Greg
Cara Hesse
  • Jan 13 2021
Bonnie: We are so shocked and saddened to here of Tim's passing. What a great guy he was! We will keep you, Ray and Sam in our prayers. Cara, Paul, Matt & Natalie Hesse
Jeff Parrill
  • Jan 13 2021
My condolences to the entire Pavlic family. I enjoyed sharing the field with you as we grew up. Great competitor who had a nice fastball and wicked curve ball. RIP Tim. :-(
Dave Diegmiller
  • Jan 13 2021
Bonnie, Max, Sam, Chris, Paula & Families: My condolences on the passing of Tim. RIP Tim, you left the party way too early, but you sure were the life of the party while you were here!
Pete Sinicropi
  • Jan 14 2021
Dear Bonnie, Ray, and Sam, I knew your Husband & Dad Tim, from many years ago. As you know, He walked on Water...Figuratively & Literally. It was a HOT summer day around 1990. We were all Living in Columbus Ohio and Tim would come to visit Bonnie at Her apartment complex (Abbey Lane), on the Weekends. We spent a lot of time at the Pool just Messing around, either Playing Volleyball or Staying Cool. One of our Favorite Pool activities was Jumping into the Pool, while trying to Catch a Football in Mid Air, before we hit the water. As you can imagine there were a lot of incomplete Passes, But I don't remember any of those. The one Completion I do remember However was Special. Tim raced at top Speed off of the concrete at the Long end of the pool, as I threw him the Ball. As His Feet hit the Water, it Looked as if he was walking / Skiing across the the Water, as he Caught the Ball. When Tim surfaced, he made Damn sure that that we Knew he had just Walked on Water. He Sang at the top of his Voice a song By Eddie Money (If I Could Walk on Water). Tim was a Great guy and I can Vividly remember his Funny antics. I'll miss Him.
Lisa DiProsperis Brooks
  • Jan 16 2021
My deepest sympathy to the entire Pavlic family and friends of Tim. I was shocked to hear of his passing and I have so many fond memories of growing up with Tim in Warwood. He always had a smile on his face and made you laugh no matter when you saw him or how many years went by. I’m so sorry for your loss. RIP Tim.
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