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Obituary for Reverend Thomas Pajk

March 8, 1945 - February 3, 2020
Westlake, Ohio | Age 74

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Thomas J. Pajk was born on 8 March 1945. His parents were the late John and Ann (Liss). He was educated at St. Casimir, Cleveland, Benedictine High School, Cleveland, Ohio State University, Columbus, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, John Carroll University, University Heights, Borromeo College, Wickliffe and St. Mary Seminary, Cleveland. On 6 June 1987 in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Bishop Anthony M. Pilla ordained him to the priesthood for the service of the Diocese of Cleveland.

Fr. Pajk's first assignment was as Parochial Vicar of Holy Name, Cleveland. In addition, he was appointed emcee for Archbishop James P. Lyke effective 8 July 1987. On 19 June 1990 Fr. Pajk was transferred to St. Francis de Sales, Parma to serve as Parochial Vicar. During this assignment Fr. Pajk served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus #4900, effective 6 November 1990. Fr. Pajk was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Gates Mills on 20 June 1995. During this assignment he served as Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, Archbishop Hallinan Assembly effective 23 October 1995.On 23 February 1998 he was transferred to St. Peter, North Ridgeville to serve as Parochial Vicar. Fr. Pajk was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Monica, Garfield Hts. on 10 June 2003. On 5 June 2007 Fr. Pajk was transferred to St. Joan of Arc, Chagrin Falls to serve as Parochial Vicar. On 7 June 2011 he was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Albert the Great, North Royalton. Fr. Pajk was appointed Senior Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Avon Lake on 9 June 2015. On I October 2016 Fr. Pajk was granted early retirement. Fr. Pajk was a kind and gentle-hearted priest who was very generous in helping parishes after his retirement.

ARRANGEMENTS: The wake will begin on Friday, 7 February 2020 in Saint Joseph Church Avon Lake, 32946 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake,OH 44012, at 3 pm with Vespers and will continue until 7 pm. Bishop Roger Gries will preside, and Father Dennis Kristancic will be the homilist. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 8 February 2020 in Saint Joseph Church Avon Lake, Avon Lake at 11 am Bishop Martin Amos, will be the main celebrant and Father Gerald Bednar will be the homilist. Interment to take place at a later date.

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