The 124th Grand Master of Masons in the State of California for the year 1990. He was from Las Palmas Lodge #366 of Fresno, California.
As a youth he helped on his parent's farm in the Kerman area. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. After graduating from Fresno State College, he became a civil highway engineer for Caltrans.
∼Sam Marko Pavlovich entered into the arms of the Lord after a brief illness.
Sam was born to Marko and Kate Pavlovich of Fresno.
He attended Central High School and studied engineering at Fresno State College.
His studies were interrupted by World War II as he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.
He held a certificate of Planning from the University of California Berkeley and served as a civil engineer. Sam spent a dedicated 35 years at the California State Division of Highways and Cal Trans.
He held a passion for family, was an eloquent speaker, and a true patriarch to all who knew him.
A special highlight of his life was when he served as Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of California. Sam was a 33 degree Inspector General Honorary of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Other memberships included the Shrine, Order of Eastern Star, Royal Order of the Jesters, and the Saint Peter's Men's Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marko and Kate Pavlovich; and his sister, Millie Manock.
Sam is survived by the love of his life, Persida Pavlovich, his wife of 58 years; his beloved three children, JoAnn Keel of Bakersfield, Mark Pavlovich of Fresno,and Sandra Dominey and her husband Perry of Sacramento; grandchildren, Stephanie Vucovich, Danny Derek and Taea Pavlovich, and Tom Keel. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothy Angelich and her husband Lee; sister, Ann Alexich; and brother, George Pavlovich and his wife Sophie. Sam leaves a legacy to all of his nieces, nephews, family and friends.
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