PAVLOT JOSEPH Of McCandless Twp., on Monday, January 2, 2017, passed peacefully surrounded by family. An accomplished violinist, psychologist, counselor, husband, father and friend, Joseph created a symphony called "a life well lived". Beloved husband of Mary Ellen; loving father of Stephen (deceased in 2016), Scott, Gregory (Kimberly Rayburn) and Jody (Brad Dishart); grandfather of Laura, Nicholas, Andy, Ashley, Alex, Nathan, Katie, Landon and Ellie. Joseph is also survived by one remaining brother, Theodore (Betty) having been predeceased by eight other siblings. Joseph served in the USAF as a Lieutenant before embarking on a career with the Pittsburgh Public Schools beginning as a teacher, then counselor and eventually supervisor of the Special Education Program. Joseph's passion for helping children touched countless numbers of young lives. As a renowned musician, Joseph was a director of several local choirs and also performed in numerous orchestras and ensembles. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Joseph Pavlot Music Fund c/o Berkeley Hills Church, 517 Sangree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements with the GEORGE A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME. INC., Wexford, PA.
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