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Francis Lawrence Pavlovsky

December 16, 1927 June 26, 2019
Francis Lawrence Pavlovsky
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Francis Lawrence Pavlovsky of Harrington, passed away, Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood. He was 91.
Francis was the youngest child born, December 16, 1927 in Templeville, Maryland to the late John Andrew Pavlovsky and Mary Ann Magut Pavlovsky. He was raised on the family farm in Goldsboro and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1944 at the age of 17.
He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1946 ~ 1948. Francis was stationed in Guam and the Philippine Islands, where he was a LORAN radio operator. He was honorably discharged as a Petty Officer 3rd Class.
Early in his adult life Francis was employed as a farmer, plumber, barber and mail carrier. Eventually he made his living as a meat cutter, and was employed by Acme Markets for over 35 years, where he became a Meat Department Manager, and through dedication and good business skills he constantly exceeded sales goals annually in the food chain’s newest and largest store. He retired from Acme in 1989.
He enjoyed wood working, cutting firewood, vegetable gardening, and reading, target shooting, fishing, and going to sales where he would buy all types of items and repair them for resale. Francis liked to keep busy and active in his senior years by having a plan for each day, and spent much of his time creating wood working projects of all types.
Francis married Josephine Windon on November 14, 1953, they were married for over 65 years and together raised 4 children and built 2 houses. He is a devout Catholic with a strong, lifelong faith in the Lord, and attended Saint Bernadette’s in Harrington.
He is survived by his wife Josephine; daughters, Theresa Cornell and her husband Tom of Lewes, Mary Hitchens and her husband Pete of Harrington; sons, Mike and his wife Christina of Ft. Worth, TX and John of Nashville, TN; grandson, Rick Cornell and his wife Jennifer; great grandchildren, Carter and Blake Cornell and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family would like to thank Country Rest Home for their exceptional love, care and compassion during this difficult time.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11AM, Monday, July 1, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Church, 522 Main Street, Marydel, MD. Friends may call from 6-8 Sunday evening at Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 E. Lebanon Road (Rt.10), Dover. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

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