Marty Pavalko Memorial Fund

Martin “Marty” Pavalko passed peacefully at home December 30, 2017 following a year-long battle with cancer with his wife PJ and their daughter Stephanie Crandall at his side. He and PJ had 16 fabulous and fun-filled years together.  He remained humorous, lighthearted and silly to the very end. Marty leaves behind one beloved sister and five children.

Marty was the long-time owner of Design Tree in Houston, Texas, which is how he met PJ, with them both working in the advertising industry. Marty’s creative career spanned 40+ years where his vast design and artistic talents were endless. After Design Tree, he was employed by Harmon, Inc. in Garland, Texas.

Marty’s grave-side memorial service is pending for early April 2018. He will be placed to rest at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Marty has the honor of resting there after serving his country for five years in the U.S. Navy.

We have already had numerous emails and messages from people asking how to help, so this campaign has been created to keep everyone up-to-date with plans, and also offer a place for messages and donations to be left. PJ needs assistance with costs associated with Marty’s passing. If you would like to help, just click on the button and give whatever you can. Please remember to share your special memories with the family. We would love to hear them!

 Thanks for reading and please spread the word to others if you’d like to share.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Connie Schuster Berridge 
Carmel, IN
Patricia Pavalko 
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