Obituary of Joseph J. Pavlica, Jr.
Pavlica, Jr., Joseph J., 35, of Lyndhurst, died suddenly on Monday, November 25, 2019. Mr. Pavlica has been a life long resident of Lyndhurst. Joe is a 1998 graduate of Sacred Heart School, Lyndhurst, continued his education at St. Peter's Prep, and went on to graduate from St. Peter's University with a Bachelor's Degree in English in 2006. He was member of Sigma Tau Delta Chapter of The International English Society. Joe was a Director of Bergen County CYO Basketball for several years and served as the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart School for their basketball program and very proud of his girls who he coached to win the 2019 CYO 5th/6th National Division Championship. Joe was fond of and a superb handicapper of thoroughbred and harness horse racing. He was a frequent visitor of tracks throughout the northeast but especially the Meadowlands and his beloved Saratoga. Just recently his skills earned a seat in the World Harness Handicapping Championship, to be held this coming April.
Joseph is survived by his beloved parents, Joseph and Patricia (nee Ferrara) Pavlica, by his cherished grandmother, Camile Ferrara, by his devoted aunt and uncle, Rosemary and Andrew Paleologos, by his cousins, Christopher Nagy, Nicholas and Justin Paleologos and by his many close friends, Basketball coaches and players, past and present.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation held on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at Nazare Memorial Home,Inc., 403 Ridge Road, Lyndhurst from 3 to 7 PM. All will gather at the funeral home on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9AM then to Sacred Heart Church, Lyndhurst where at 10AM a funeral Mass will be offered. Interment, Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Joseph's memory to Sacred Heart School, Margaret Engel Endowment Trust, 620 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst NJ 07071
Gathering at the Funeral Home
Commital and Burial
Three generations of a family that took root in Lyndhurst and have created a legacy to be the people you know with respect, dignity and compassion for all those who pass through our doors. For close to 90 years the Nazare Memorial Home has been a pillar of service to the people of Lyndhurst and its bordering communities.