Thomas M. Pavlick of Downingtown Thomas M. Pavlick, 64, of Downingtown, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Paoli Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Lozier Pavlick, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Elizabeth, W. Va., he was the son of the late John J. and Anna Smith Pavlick. He was a graduate of Malvern Prep and was a member of the school's track, football and wrestling teams. During that time, he also earned his Eagle ranking in the Boy Scouts. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Penn State University in 1971, where he was a 4 year member of the track and field team specializing in the hammer throw. Mr. Pavlick began his career in brokerage and investment banking in 1972, working at DuPont Walston, Inc. in Pittsburgh. In 1975, he worked for Reynolds Securities in Philadelphia; then served as vice president and account executive for Clayton Brokerage of St. Louis in their King of Prussia office until 1983. For the next 14 years, he served as vice president of investments, consulting group branch office coordinator at Smith Barney, Inc. in Bala Cynwyd, specializing in developing hedging strategies for mutual funds and market timers. From 1997 through 2012, he was employed by Philadelphia Investment Banking Company, specializing in customer/brokerage company arbitrations as an expert witness. Tom was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and participated in the yearly Passion Play. He was also a member of the Brandywine Bonsai Society where he enjoyed sharing his life-long passion for his beloved bonsai. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Katharine P. Harper (Teddy G.) of Chester Springs, Amanda M. Pavlick and Michael Pavlick, both of Downingtown. He is also survived by grandchildren, Karleigh, Jamison, Kai and Vivian. He was predeceased by his brothers, John J. Pavlick, Jr. and Stephen G. Pavlick. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18th, at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, where friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. A visitation will also be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. Interment will be held in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the
, 1626 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 or to the Health & Wellness Institute Cancer Research Group at http://hwicancerresearch.org. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Oct. 16, 2013