August 22, 1945 - September 30, 2021
Ainars Eriks “Nick” Pavlovics, age 76 of Royal Oak, passed away on a sunny afternoon September 30, 2021. Ainars was the beloved, yet sometimes grumpy, husband of Frances (married 1978). Devoted father of Elynnor (Tom) Kant and Emily (also Tom) Spring. Loving brother of Chris (Harry) Radtke and adoring grandfather of Zigmund Kant, Ozwald Kant, Nathan Spring, Hannah Spring, Jake Spring, and Molly Spring. Born in Stuttgart Germany during World War II, Ainars experienced a migrant and at times tumultuous childhood, eventually settling in Detroit. Always athletic, he played numerous sports and participated in just as many shenanigans leading up to his graduations from Austin High School and Wayne State University (electrical engineering). Ever the loyal employee, Ainars completed a career at Detroit Edison culminating in almost 40 years of service. A bit of an introvert in his older years, Ainars truly loved helping others and was always there when anyone needed anything…including his adult daughter who is often afraid of zombies and her hot water heater. Following his retirement, he has lent his hand to many endeavors, including outdoor retail at Eastern Market and tutoring with Bound Together. Ainars loved his wife, family and friends fiercely yet quietly, which was his way and he is already greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Bound Together in Pontiac: https://boundtogetherpontiac.squarespace.com/donate. Visitation will take place on Monday, October 4, from 3 - 8 p.m. at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (four blocks east of Woodward), Royal Oak. Additional visitation will take place on Tuesday, October 5, from 10:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service, 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home. The family has requested that attendees please wear a face mask to the visitation and funeral service. The funeral home will have face masks available for those entering the building. Share a memory at www.SullivanFuneralDirectors.com.
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