Pavlas, Charlie J.

Charlie J. Pavlas, age 79, of Abbott, passed away Wednesday November 28, 2012 at Providence Health Center.

A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott, with Rev. Ouseph Thekkumthala as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Denver Crawley. Burial will follow at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at Aderhold Funeral Home in West.

Charlie was born December 23, 1932 in Hill County, the son of Victor Sr. and Lillie (Snapka) Pavlas. He graduated from Abbott High School and enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country for two years. On November 24, 1956 he was united in marriage to Lillie (Lil) Svrcek in West. Charlie worked for General Tire and Rubber Company for 31 years before retiring in 1987. He was also a farmer and rancher his entire life. Charlie served on the board of the Menlow Water Supply and was instrumental in the purchasing and building of the Menlow #2 Water Well. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott, where he and Lil volunteered at many church meals and cooked for many funerals. Charlie was a member of K.J.T. Society #107 and Honorary Lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Abbott. He enjoyed fishing, watching his grandchildren play ball, spending summers with them, and taking them swimming to Teta Maes. He also enjoyed butchering and making sausage with family and friends and listening to Czech music.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter; a son, Larry Pavlas; and a grandson, Nicholas Pavlas.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Lil Pavlas of Abbott; three sons, Dennis Pavlas and wife Michele of West, Michael Pavlas and wife Stephanie of Penelope, and Louis and wife Sherry of Gholson; brother, Victor Pavlas and wife Mary Ann; sister, Willie Mae Polansky and husband Sam; grandchildren, Lillie Pavlas, Breanna Pavlas, Brent Pavlas, Sophie Pavlas, Cassie Pavlas, and Travis Pavlas; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers are Michael Kraemer, George Kaska, Jr., Chad kaska, Justin Kaska, Richard Polansky, Michael Kasberg, Emil Pustejovsky Jr., and Chris Ivy. Honorary pallbearers are Breanna Pavlas, Brent Pavlas, Sophie Pavlas, Cassie Pavlas, Travis Pavlas, Amanda Kraemer, Heather Kraemer, and Cody Kraemer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Source: Aderhold Funeral Home-West, TX

Pavlas, Victoria Louise (Sutter)

Victoria Louise Pavlas, age 82, of Richmond, passed away late Monday morning, July 24, 2006 at Richmond Health Care.

A rosary will be recited and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Abbott with Rev. Vincent Chacko, IMS as celebrant. Victoria’s final resting-place will be next to her beloved husband and love of her life, Emmerick Pavlas at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pavlas was born on September 4, 1923 in Cameron, the daughter of Herman and Josephine (Hollace) Sutter. She attended Cameron schools and was a graduate of Cameron High School. She was united in marriage to Emmerick Pavlas in St. Charles, LA. He preceded her in death on August 3, 1966. Victoria attended Providence Nursing School and received her degree as a registered nurse. After graduating from nursing school, she worked for the Waco Veterans Administration Hospital for a short time and then became the Night Supervisor for the Dallas Veterans Administration Hospital, serving there for many years before retiring in 1990. Victoria loved being with family and friends and enjoyed listening to music of all types. Victoria brought a smile and was a ray of sunshine for all that knew her. She was a former member of St. Louis Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waco and a member of the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge.

Her parents; a brother, Cornelius Sutter; and a sister, Agnes Hogan; also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, Emmerick “Rick” Pavlas, Jr. of Saudi Arabia; two daughters, Frances McBride and her husband J.R. of Richmond and Grace Gilstrap of Hewitt; five grandchildren, Emmerick Pavlas III, Diane Ridings, Stephen Pavlas, Shawna Gilstrap, and Anthony Gilstrap; six great-grandchildren, Collin, Conner, Austin, Evelyn, Christopher, and Victoria; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Pallbearers are Stephen Pavlas, Gene Gilstrap, Tony Gilstrap, J.R. McBride and Dwayne Rangel.

Memorials may be made to the charity of you choice.




Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Source: Aderhold Funeral Home- West, TX

Pavlas, Felix A.

Victoria Advocate, May 9, 2001

SCHULENBURG—Felix A. Pavlas, 69, of Schulenburg, died Monday, May 7, 2001.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy Pavlas; daughter, Kathleen Bohac of Schulenburg; brothers, Elmer Pavlas of Fair Oaks Ranch and Richard Pavlas of Houston; and four grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: parents; two sisters; and one brother. Visitation will be 9:15 to 10 a.m. today at St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at the church, the Rev. Tim Kosler officiating.

Entombment will be at St. Rose Mausoleum in Schulenburg. Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, Schulenburg, 979-743-4151.

Obituary submitted by Rosemary Ermis









Source: Fayette County Obituaries

Hodanek, Anna (Valenta)


Shiner Gazette, Thursday, January 17, 1924, page 8


While on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Henry Kainer, who lives near shiner, Mrs. Anna Hodanek of Flatonia, was taken suddenly ill last Thursday night and died about 11 p.m. She was born in Bohemia, coming to America with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Valenta, Sr., settling in Austin county. Two years later she was married to Josef Hodanek and they moved to Flatonia where they had lived 44 years.

She is survived by her husband, eight daughters, Mesdames Anna Studlar, Francis Velek, Amelia Vrana, Emma Varna [Vrana], Vlasta Mueller, Rosie Dulak, Ella Kainer, and Lillie Pavlas, two sons, Lada and Jerome, thirtythree grand children and four great-grand children, a brother, Frank Valenta, living at Flatonia, and a sister, Mrs. J. A. Marik, at Shiner.

The funeral services were conducted at the family residence and cemeteay by Judge E. J. Motis. Burial was made in Flatonia cemeteay. A choir of select voices rendered beautiful hyms.

Those who attended the funeral from Shiner were: Mr. and Mrs. Hy Kainer, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jemelka, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Chris Sembera, Mrs. Frank Dolejsi, Mr. Frak [Frank] Hodanek, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Picha, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hodanek, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kurtz, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulak and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Velek, Mesdames J. A. Marik, C. Valenta and Adolph Richter, Mr. John Valenta, Misses Valesta and Valentina Marik.

The Gazette extends sympathy.

Obituary contributed by Nancy Schmidt








Source:Fayette County Obituaries