John J. "Jack" Pavell |

John J. "Jack" Pavell

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Aspen, CO Colorado

John J. “Jack” Pavell, 93, passed away peacefully July 29, 2008. He was born June 28, 1915, in Billerica, Mass.

During World War II, Jack proudly served in the Navy’s Pacific Fleet as an electrician’s mate. After being discharged in 1945, Jack moved to Las Vegas. While there, he worked at the Nevada Test Site and for several electrical companies. In 1952, he started Pavell Electrical Supply, which was to become a successful electrical wholesale distributor. In 1973, Jack sold his company and retired.

In 1979, he moved to Aspen, an area he had come to love for its wonderful skiing, hiking and gardening. In order to stay active in the business community, Jack purchased Penelope’s restaurant in Glenwood Springs, which is now the Rivers.

Jack was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Daylite #44, and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Jack was a well-respected and giving person who made many lifelong friends in the Aspen/ Glenwood Springs area and will be missed as a vibrant member of our community.

He is survived by his beloved daughter, Nancy, family members and friends.

There will be a casual gathering to celebrate Jack’s life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Rivers restaurant.

The family requests that in place of flowers, contributions be made to Alpine Home Health, 1316 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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