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Gloria Maxine (Hurta) Pavlas

Memorial for Gloria Maxine (Hurta) Pavlas

Born in Needville, Texas on Aug. 29, 1931
Departed on Aug. 6, 2016 and resided in Needville, TX.
Visitation: Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016
10:00 am
Cemetery: St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery
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Gloria Maxine (Hurta) Pavlas, of Needville, Texas passed away suddenly on August 6, 2016 with her loving husband at her side. She was born August 29, 1931 in Needville, Texas to John and Fannie (Teykl) Hurta. Gloria was a devout Christian and a long-time member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville. Over the years, Gloria held various positions at a number of banks in the Houston surrounding area, retiring in 1987 after 39 years of service. She was a member of S.P.J.S.T. Lodge #81, the Catholic Daughters of America, K.J.T. Lodge #49, and the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post #350. Gloria enjoyed cooking and gardening and most importantly, she cherished the time spent with her family. This loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend will truly be missed.

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents, John and Fannie Hurta; and siblings, Allen Hurta and Lorene Novosad.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Daniel Pavlas; children, Greg Pavlas and wife, Teressa, David Pavlas and wife, Kim, Tricia Pavlas Kay, Darrell Pavlas and wife, Sandy, and Danette Mordente and husband, Michael; grandchildren, Laura and Mark Pavlas, Renee Sanwald and husband, Jon, Christina and Whitney Pavlas, Grace Kay, Linsey Leopold and husband, Clayton, Brooklyn and Emily Pavlas, and Anthony Mordente; along with extended family and friends. Gloria was awaiting the upcoming arrivals of her two great grandchildren, Baby Sanwald and Baby Leopold.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville with burial following at St. Michael's Cemetery in Needville (Foster School Road).

Pallbearers will include Terry Foss, James Hurta, Tony Novosad, Kenny Mikel, Jason Henke, and Russell Hurta. Honorary pallbearers will include Dean, Ronnie and Brian Hurta.

For those wishing, memorial donations may be made in Gloria's name to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Needville.

Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.


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