Rodney M. Pavlovich

Rodney M. Pavlovich
Loving husband, brother, and uncle; 61

PEPPERELL, MA -- Rodney M. Pavlovich, 61, a resident of Pepperell, Massachusetts for 33 years, passed away in his home in the arms of his loving wife, Denise Pavlovich on April 22nd, 2013.

Rod was born March 21st, 1952 in Cohoes, NY, to Michael and Ella (Jensen) Pavlovich. Rod spent his early years in Winsted, CT, Seneca Falls, NY, finally settling in North Chelmsford where he graduated from Chelmsford High Class of 1971. He attended Middlesex Community College. He is survived by his wife, Denise (Valcourt) Pavlovich, and would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on September 4th.

He worked at former Optronics as a Senior Electronics Buyer. Later, he worked at Digital Computer Corporation and HP as a Pre Sales Engineer until 2004. He worked as a general carpenter/handy man until his recent illness.

Rod was an avid outdoorsman. He was a former member of the Westford Sportsman's Club. He loved to hunt, fish, hike, canoe and bike. He had canoed much of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail with his good friends, Allan McGroary and Gordon Bostock.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his brother, Eric and his wife, RaeLean from Mont Vernon, NH. He also leaves his sister-in-law, Cecile Lepine and her husband, John; nieces, Melissa Murray and her husband, Patrick, Kristin Miller and her husband, John, their children, Owen and Theodore John; and nephew, Peter Lepine and his girlfriend, Heather Johnson.

The family would like to thank Rod's oncologist, Dr. Blair Ardman, from the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, for his outstanding care and compassion in taking the extra time and effort in Rod's treatment. We would also like to thank the Hospice staff of the Nashoba Nursing Services and Hospice for the wonderful care Rod got from them.

PAVLOVICH -- Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Gathering which will be held Sunday, April 28th, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the VFW Post 3291, 55 Leighton St., Pepperell, MA 01463. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Lowell General Cancer Center, Attention to the Lowell General Hospital Philanthropy Office, 295 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854.

Published in Lowell Sun on Apr. 25, 2013