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Andrew J. Pavlick, Sr.  

Andrew J. Pavlick, Sr.

July 21, 1932 – May 12, 2015

Andrew J. “Pluto” Pavlick, Sr., age 82, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.

Born in Larksville, PA on July 21, 1932, Mr. Pavlick was a son of the late Andrew J. Pavlick and Stella (Tolarski) Pavlick. He graduated from Larksville High School in 1951 and would later proudly serve his country as a member of the U.S. Army. A locomotive engineer by trade, Mr. Pavlick began his career with the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1955 and retired with Amtrak in 1994 after 39 years of combined service.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church in New Castle. In his leisure time, he enjoyed watching sports, horseracing and visiting the beach. Mr. Pavlick liked spending time outdoors doing yardwork and tending to his garden. A devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather, he was happiest in the company of his beloved family.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Pavlick was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Pavlick. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Gertrude A. (Maher) Pavlick; children, Andrew J. Pavlick, Jr. (Donna) of Middletown, Cindy Marando (Michael) of Middletown, and Sandy Hearne (William) of Townsend; 9 grandchildren, Andrew J. Pavlick III, Joseph Pavlick, John Pavlick, Brooke Marando, Michael Marando II, Calli Marando, Jacob Vansant, William Hearne and Daniel Hearne; and 1 great granddaughter, Giabella Ferrante.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Sunday evening, May 17, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N,. DuPont Parkway, New Castle. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 Noon on Monday, May 18, 2015, at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, Fifth and Harmony Streets, New Castle. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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  1. Dawn Davis, May 13, 2015

    Gert & Family,

    I am so sad to hear of Pluto’s passing. He was such a fun-loving man, always smiling and had such a huge heart. Our condolences and prayers to you and the family. If we can do anything for any of you, please do not hesitate to ask.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”.

    Mark & Dawn Davis & Family

  2. Crickett and Chris Walker, May 13, 2015

    To the Hearne Family,

    Please know that you and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Walker’s
    Chris, Crickett and Cheyenne

  3. Bill & Amy Maher & family, May 13, 2015

    God’s love and blessings to you Uncle Pluto. Rejoice with the Lord in heaven. Your love, your smile and your heart will live forever.

  4. Judy Kline, May 13, 2015

    Dear Gert and family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. “Pluto” was a special friend of ours and we have many wonderful memories, especially when my love’s 70th birthday party was supposed to be for “Pluto” …

    May your wonderful memories help sustain you. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you strength.

    “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Phil. 4:13

    Love you,


  5. Bill Robinson, May 13, 2015

    Rest in peace Uncle Pluto. You were always a kind and gentle man. I will miss talking to you.

  6. Erin Marchlik, May 14, 2015

    Gert & Family,
    I am so sorry for your family’s loss; you are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace, courage and comfort to face the days ahead, and loving memories of Pluto to forever hold in your heart. God be with you.
    Erin Marchlik

  7. Donald Gillespie, May 17, 2015

    I work with Jacob at amtrak.

    Sorry for the family ‘s loss , My thoughts and prayers are with you . I hope this can help some .

    Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there.I do not sleep
    I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain
    I am the gentle autmn’s rain
    When you awaken in the morning ‘s hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight
    I am the soft stars that shine at night
    Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die


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