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
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