- On January 9, 2021
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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.