Richard H. Pavao
Richard H. Pavao
  • September 27, 1955 - October 15, 2017
  • Toms River, New Jersey

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Richard "Rick" H. Pavao, 62, of Toms River, died Sunday October 15th at Jersey Shore Medical Center of complications from Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was a retired rural letter carrier for the Toms River Post Office. Rick was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid fan and shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

Rick was predeceased by his parents, Irene Gibson Pavao and Frank Pavao; his brothers Frank and James Pavao and his sister Janice Pagano. He is survived by his wife Lynda Knight Pavao; three sons, Jason Pavao and his wife Stephanie, Jeff Pavao and his wife Cathrine and Kevin Pavao and his wife Sarah; a daughter, Stefanie Applegate and her husband Ryan; his brother David Pavao and his five grandchildren, Steven, Tyler, Rebecca, Alexa and Katelyn.

A memorial gathering will be held on Monday October 23, 2017 from 4 to 5 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home 26 Mule Road, Toms River, NJ 08755 with a memorial service at 5 PM. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting