Michael "Sam" Pavlocsak

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 28, 2020


Michael Andy “Sam” Pavlocsak, 96, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born in Glassport to the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pavlocsak on April 17, 1923. Michael was the loving husband to the late Helen Hall “Fig” Pavlocsak. He is survived by nieces; Etta Maitland of Concord, CA, Karen, Carol, and Anita, nephews; Edward E. Gilmore, M.D., of Bar Harbor, ME, and Michael, niece in-law Carol Gilmore of Virginia, and friend and caregiver Marie Papula. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and nephew Harry Gilmore. He was a member of the Wilson Presbyterian Church, and the Wilson Civic Group. Michael enjoyed Pittsburgh Sports, loved dogs, most notably Poochie and Bubba, and he loved and was loved by his family and friends. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9am-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 11:00am on Tuesday to be followed by interment at West Newton Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published February 28, 2020.

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