- March 19, 1941 - January 19, 2016
- Hopkins, Michigan
of Thomas' Passing
St. Stanislaus School
1871 - 136th Ave.
Dorr, MI 49323
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“So sad to hear of your loss. Many great memories of Mr. Pavlak and visits with him and the Pavlak family. He will be missed. We will continue to...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Brooke, Cohen, Ian & Michael Medvecky - MI
“So many good memories at the Pavlak home. I was always welcomed there when I would come over to hang out with Jon. Tom (Mr. Pavlak to me) was always...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Darryl and Nicole Wilson kentwood
“Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jan(Palmer) & Tim Miller
“Janet and Family-So sorry for your loss.Wish I had something better to say other than you're in our prayers. Feel comfort in the fact that we were...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“My heart breaks for Janet & all of his immediate family... Tom was always friendly & nice! Prayers for him & ALL who Love him... The loss of another...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ann Dutkiewicz Steffes - Wyoming, MI
“Julia and all of the Pavlak Family, Our sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in your thoughts during this difficult time of sorrow.The family of...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Sandy Palmer-Berry
“My prayers are with you Janet during this time of loss. Tom will be sorely missed!
7 of 21 | Posted by: Betty Whiteb - Jacksonville, FL
“Jason and family, your father had tremendous heart. I felt this immediately when I first met him on the short visit to Hopkins with you in college. ...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Nick and Amy Jordan and Family - MI
“To all of the Pavlak families...Rex and I are out of town and sorry we can't be there. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Rex and Mary Weaver - Wayland, MI
“Janet and family. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God keep all of you in his safe keeping and comfort...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“My sincere condolences to you Molly and your family on the loss of you Dad. I know all too well this kind of pain. Just know that earth has no...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Gloria Williams - Grand Rapids, MI
“May the Lord give you strength and peace at this time of sorrow.
14 of 21 | Posted by: Tom & Lu Ann Cooke - FL
“Julia, Janet and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep Tom and all of you in our prayers.Keith & Cindy Weber
15 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“"I have fought the fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" May you rest in peace. Many prayers-- to all of you.
16 of 21 | Posted by: Fred and Kathy Wernette and Family
“Uncle Tom will be missed greatly!
17 of 21 | Posted by: Matt Pavlak - schoolcraft, MI
“Tom enriched this community with his love of family, the land and his God. Sincere loving sympathy to you all.
18 of 21 | Posted by: Dave and Cibdy Lowman - Friends
“So sorry for your loss
19 of 21 | Posted by: Joe and Barb Orr - Martin, MI
“Such lovely memories recalled by family and friends of Tom Pavlak. And, what an enormous circle of love which surrounded him. Rest in peace, Tom. You...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Sutton - Douglas, MI
“With deep sympathy to Janet and all the family.
21 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis and Lois Fein - MI
Thomas E. Pavlak, age 74, of Hopkins passed away peacefully surrounded by all of his family on January 19, 2016. Tom was born on March 19, 1941 to Emil and Julia (Arbanas) Pavlak in Allegan, MI. On August 24, 1963 he married his high school sweetheart, Janet Miller. Tom loved farming and seeing God's hand in nature, especially the smell of freshly plowed fields and newly cut hay. He always had a dog at his side and his most recent sidekick TJ will miss him greatly. He will be dearly missed by: his mother Julia, wife Janet, children Jill Krcatovich, Jennifer (Kelly) Brower, Jon (Tamie) Pavlak, Mindy (Matt) Krcatovich, Molly (Mike) Schlatter, Megan Roxbury, Jason (Samreet) Pavlak and Beth (Barb Jackson) Pavlak, 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, siblings Janet Robyler, Bill (Laura) Pavlak, Teri (Tim) Dimock, Mike (C.Lee) Pavlak, Scott (Chris) Pavlak, in-laws Sue (Mike) Fein, Jim Miller, Dan (Sandy) Miller, Bob (Ann) Miller, Bruce (Sheryl Noel-Miller) Miller along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by his father in 1977, sisters Patricia Wellington Davis and Juliann Brenner, brothers Dennis and Randy Pavlak, in-laws Arlen Brenner, Leon Robyler, Keith Wellington, Marge Pavlak and Joan Miller and mother and father-in-law Orvil and Dorothy Miller. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016 at Kubiak-Cook Dorr Chapel from 4pm until 8pm. Memorial Mass will be held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11am. Private interment will take place at a later date at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorials in Tom's name can be made to St. Stanislaus School or the National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences can be left at www.kubiakcook.com