Paul Josef "PJ" Jarvis, 22, of Butler passed away at 12:02 a.m. Saturday from a fire at his home.
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He was born on Nov. 18, 1991, in Kansas City, Mo., to Paul Donald Jarvis and Kimberly Jo (Reddick) Jarvis.
Paul was a 2010 Butler High School graduate. He was a sophomore at Butler County Community College, working on an associate degree in chemistry. He was to go on to pharmacy school after his graduation.
Paul had a love of animals. He was well-traveled. He covered two continents and six countries, including China. He was an artist and enjoyed sculpting and painting.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his four sisters, Melinda Hill and her husband, Jeffrey, of Germany, Jessica Peoples and her husband, Kevin, of Lynn Haven, Fla., Cassandra Burns and her husband, Dylan, of Panama City, Fla., and Emma Noel Jordan Jarvis at home; his maternal grandmother, Linda Gibala, and maternal stepgrandfather, Donald Gibala of Butler; his paternal stepgrandfather, Henry Vogel, and his paternal grandmother, Nancy (Jarvis) Vogel of Kansas City, Mo.; his paternal grandfather, Donald Jarvis and paternal stepgrandmother, Dawn Jarvis, of Bowling Green, Ky.; his three nieces, Virginia Hill, Marilyn Peoples and Lilly Burns; his nephew, Chase Peoples; his three aunts, Karen Fry, Ruth Ann Goff and Sugar Bumgart; his three uncles, John Jarvis, Ken Heitzer and the Rev. Lynn Bumgart; and his many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his uncle, Scott A. Jarvis; his maternal grandfather, Richard D. Reddick; and his maternal great-grandfather, Joseph Heitzer.
Jarvis - The friends of Paul Josef "PJ" Jarvis, who passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church, 200 E. North St., Butler, with the Pastor Patricia Nelson of the First United Methodist Church and the Rev. Lynn Bumgart of the Community of Christ officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Miniature Dreams Equestrian Therapy, care of Linda Gibala, 228 W. Pearl St., Butler PA 16001 or to the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler PA 16001 to help defray funeral costs.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.
Thompson-Miller Funeral Home
124 E North St
Butler, PA 16001
Published in Butler Eagle on Mar. 10, 2014