John Randall "Randy" Vavro

September 1, 1965 ~ August 19, 2013




John Randall "Randy" Vavro, 47, of Butler, Pennsylvania, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he has served his entire life, on August 19, 2013.

He was born September 1, 1965 in Butler, Pennsylvania to Patty (Nichter) Jelkovac and the late John Vavro, Jr.

Randy was a 1983 graduate of Butler High School and went on to earn his Associates Degree in Business Administration at Butler Community College. He worked as a Sales/Service Manager at Tires For Less in Butler and Grove City. Randy enjoyed cars and car shows, especially Mustangs and enjoyed driving his own Mustang to car cruises. He enjoyed watching Blue Sox baseball games with his son, creating car collages as gifts for others and spending time with his family. Randy enjoyed cooking and grilling, and often took food to friends who were ill. He was a caring and thoughtful man who did special things to help others. Randy was an ordained deacon.

Randy is survived by his wife, Lori Lynne (Smith) Vavro, whom he married September 26, 1992; one son, Mathieu Vavro; his mother, Patty Jelkovac; one sister, Kelly Hasychak and her husband Mike; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John E. and Sandra Smith; one brother-in-law, John E. Smith, Jr. and his wife Lisa; two nieces, Madalyn Smith and Jennifer Smith and her daughter Ashlynn; one nephew, Mark Smith; his step-mother, Patricia "Pat" Vavro; and his close and special friend and pastor, Reverend Robert Peterson.

Randy was preceded in death by his father, John Vavro, Jr., who passed away September 9, 2010.

Friends will be received Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. John's Reformed Church, 493 Evans City Road, Butler, PA 16001. A Memorial Service will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Mary Kitchen of East Butler Presbyterian Church officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North Street, Butler, PA.

In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations are requested to the family for a fund that is being set up for Mathieu's education.




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