If anyone is related to Lawrence John Pavlick, age 52 (as of December 2006), please let me first offer my condolences.I just read an article in our newspaper about the local coroner searching for relativesand I thought it should get posted here in case anyone out there can help.
The last known address for this man was in Jeannette, PA, which is considered 'western Pennsylvania' and is a town that is just east of the city of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County.Below is the article cut and pasted from www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribunereview/news/westmoreland/s_482872.html:
"Coroner looking for dead man's relatives By Richard Robbins TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Officials are trying to piece together whether a man who collapsed on a Greensburg sidewalk early Monday morning and later died at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital has relatives who might claim the body.
Westmoreland County Deputy Coroner Paul Cycak Jr. said Lawrence John Pavlick, 52, died of a heart attack. He was found on the St. Clair Avenue sidewalk, near East Otterman Street, within 15 feet of Labor Ready, a temporary employment agency he visited daily.
"We assume he was living on the street," Cycak said.
Justin Hensley, a customer service agent for Labor Ready, said it was not clear where Pavlick lived. His last known address was on South Second Street, Jeannette, but he apparently left there months ago. At one time, he lived at 935 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, at the Eastwood Motor Inn, Cycak said.
"He was here every morning before 6," Hensley said. Pavlick had been working as a temporary employee for the past several months at F.C. Meyer Packaging in Jeannette.
"After work, he was back here at 3:30. Then, he'd stay in the back room, unwinding, drinking coffee, until we closed," Hensley said.
Hensley described Pavlick as conscientious, punctual and polite.
"It's not certain whether he was homeless or not," Hensley said.
While declining to divulge Pavlick's hourly salary, Hensley did said he earned enough money to afford a place to live.
Hensley said he discovered Pavlick lying on the sidewalk about 5:30 a.m. He wasn't sure whether Pavlick was alive.
The last time Pavlick was seen alive was at 5 a.m. at the Co-Gos convenient store, at East Pittsburgh and Otterman Street, where he had purchased a coffee. A Styrofoam coffee cup was spilled on the sidewalk close to where Pavlick fell, Hensley said.
Pavlick was pronounced dead at Westmoreland Hospital at 6:16 a.m., Cycak said.
In the event a relative is not located, Pavlick's body will be donated to Humanity Gift Register, in Philadelphia, a body donation facility for medical science, Cycak said.
Cycak said the Coroner's Office plans to keep the body not much longer than 36 hours. Once the body is donated to Humanity Gift Registry, it is kept a while longer, he said.
Cycak said Pavlick's mother may have lived at one time in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County. It is believed Pavlick lived at various times in North Versailles, Allegheny County, and Washington, Washington County. "It was reported he might have children or family living in one or more of these places," Cycak said.
Anyone with information should contact the Coroner's Office at.
Richard Robbins (the author of this article) can be reached at email@example.com."