Joseph John Pavkovich Joseph John Pavkovich

It is with heavy, broken hearts we announce the unexpected passing of Joseph John Pavkovich, 61, of Whitehall on November 28, 2017 beloved son of the late Lucy (Pavkovich) Kempton. Joe or “Uncle Joe” entered this Earth on December 13, 1955. He was a 1975 graduate of Southern Lehigh High School. He was an amazing son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, friend, and person to all. The stars in the sky got much brighter the moment he entered it.

Survivors: He is survived by a trail of broken hearts starting with his sister, Donna wife of Jim Torres with whom he resided; nieces, Jessie Mess fiancé of Ryan Dech, Megan Mess, Jennifer Torres, Jessica Torres, Michelle Gibson, Connie Gibson, Brenda Gibson; great-niece, Aaliyah McFadden; nephews, Eric Torres, Michael Gibson; aunt, Mary Mongilutz; cousins, Jack Mongilutz, Michael Mongilutz; two very dear friends, Pam Rodgers and Amy Duffield. He was preceded in death by his uncle, John Pavkovich; sister, Valentina Gibson and brother-in-law, Charles T. Mess, Jr.

Funeral Mass 10:00AM Monday in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 825 N. 11th St., Allentown, PA 18102. Call 8 to 9:30AM Monday in the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton Sts., Allentown.

Memorial contributions can be made in Joseph’s memory to the church.

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