Joseph Pavelek

November 13, 1925 - January 26, 2017

11/13/1925 - 01/26/2017

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday January 29, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday January 29, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Service
Monday January 30, 2017
11:00 am
St. John Catholic Church
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday January 30, 2017
12:00 pm
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-2426 | Directions

Joseph Pavelek 91, of Bellaire, Ohio died Thursday January 26, 2017 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV. He was born November 13, 1925 a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Zilka) Pavelek in Bellaire, Ohio. Joseph served in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a bombardier with the 100th air group. He worked as a brakeman for over forty years on the Pennsylvania Railroad. Joseph was a member of St. Michael’s Church until it closed and then attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 52, the Sokol Lodge # 39 as well as the St. Frances Society and Holy Name Society. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Loretta (Gray) Pavelek who he married on September 22, 1951. He is survived by his children, Susan (Jeff) Gibson of Bellaire, Ohio, Mark (Gigi) Pavelek of Reno, NV and Mike Pavelek of Virginia City, NV. In addition he is survived by two grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jason) Kuhn and Joseph Pavelek as well as one great granddaughter Makenzie Kuhn and his beloved Yellow Lab Emma. Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441, 37th street Bellaire, Ohio 43906 on Sunday January 29, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm with a 7:45 vigil service. Funeral Mass with liturgy will be held on Monday January 30th, 2017 at 11 am at St. John Catholic Church in Bellaire, Ohio with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery of Bellaire where the Belmont County Veterans Association will confer full military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to Liza’s Place at “TMCFunding.com” To donate please CLICK HERE. Share your thoughts and memories of Joseph with the family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com

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Pat DeMarco
5 years ago

Dear Mark, Mike and Beth,

I have just heard of your good fathers’ passing … Please forgive my inattention !! Your father was a humble, good man, whom I greatly admired !!! Remember to keep the Faith which he loved so dearly!!!

Randy and Lisa Marple
5 years ago

Dear Sue, Mike and Mark and Beth
Lisa and I wish to extend our condolences to all of you, I loved your dad’s sense of humor and he was such a good man and father. His memory brings a smile to my heart. When my mom passed, I was so sad but as time goes by the great memories of your fathers love and goodness will live on. And remeber the promise…. those who die in Christ will see each other one day in everlasting joy. Death is never the end.

John Kniesner
5 years ago

Joseph seemed to be everywhere at St. Michael’s Church. He was in the choir, served as an usher, was President of our Holy Name Society, was in the St. Francis Society, rang the church bells before Mass, and did many other things including cutting the grass and repairing windows. Father Yontz used to call him the “Chief Engineer” of St. Michael’s. He stayed with the choir even when he was older and climbing the stairs to the choir loft was painful for him. He had a wonderful smile and was a model Catholic.
He served in the air force and was in bombers over Nazi Germany during World War II. After the war was over, he flew over Germany and dropped food. Even though he was in the air force, he was intensely interested in submarines and trains.
He was optimistic and cheerful. I will miss him.

Joe and Mary DeGenova
5 years ago

What a wonderful , gentle soul. Joe was a friend to everyone. He loved life and always had a smile on his face. Today Heaven is a little brighter.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
5 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Joseph Pavelek, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Air Corps Veteran, Joseph Pavelek, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Maryann Droll
5 years ago

Dear Ones —
I had prayer at Joseph’s bedside, yesterday, as I did my Wednesday room visits. I just want you to know that all was very calm; and I could see that he was peaceful and close to our loving Lord.
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)