Steven John Pawelek, beloved husband, loving father, proud grandfather, and caring brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on July 6, 2020 at the age of 62. He was born to Betty Gene and Lambert John Pawelek in San Antonio, Texas on July 3, 1958. He is preceded in death by his parents; his niece, Sarah Chidgey Hughes; and father and mother in law, Taft and Evelyn Vivian. He is survived by his beloved wife, Pamela, and 5 children; Jillian and husband, Steve Rountree, their children, William, James and Audrey; Stephanie and husband, Wilson Pollan, their daughter Evelynn; Kyle and wife, Savannah Pawelek; Sean and wife, Stephanie Pawelek; Kaitlynn and fiancé, Wade Coons; as well as his four siblings and their families. Steve grew up on the Pawelek Ranch in Poth, Texas where so many of his lifelong attributes of hard-work, diligence, integrity, and faith were first instilled. He graduated from Poth High School as the class salutatorian after achieving many athletic and scholastic accomplishments. He then attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics. He led his career upon the good ethics instilled in him in his early years, and in return, his business flourished. He remains a highly respected geophysicist in the oil and gas community to this day. More than anything, Steve was a devoted family man. He adored his wife and never missed an opportunity to give her a big ole’ smooch. He loved family activities such as hunting, weekends at Rescendo Ranch, ski trips, riding bikes around the neighborhood, long evening walks, and relaxing on the beach with a margarita in hand. His children were his passion and he was their number one fan in each of their endeavors. Most of his middle age was spent coaching little league baseball at McAllister Park, being the best color-guard and cheer dad there ever was, and always giving tips from the stands during baseball, softball, and football games at SACS. Steve’s children were the apple of his eye, and his legacy will live on in each of them. Steve lived an exemplary life and was loved by all. Christ was at the center of his heart, and that was evident to all who knew him. His relationship with the Lord was reflected through his selfless love of family and devotion to his friends. He loved being a member at Community Bible Church and enjoyed fellowship, for many years, with his Men’s Bible Study. His family hopes that those who knew and loved him will find comfort knowing that his body is now fully restored and he is rejoicing in the presence of his Savior. The Pawelek family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to Margarita Alicia, Carmen Dixon, Ana Solis, R.J. Daniel, and Elara Caring Hospice who cared for Steve over the last few months. Thank you to our family and friends for the prayers, meals, and visits during this time. A memorial contribution may be made at Select "General Memorial Fund" and include "In memory of Steven Pawelek '80" in the comment section. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a socially distanced celebration of life will be held at Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas at 10am on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Masks are required. Steve's celebration of life will be live streamed Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:00AM at

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  1. We love you all so much. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives and giving us the opportunity to know and love Steve. We will miss him.

  2. I didn’t understand what an Aggie was until you guys moved into the circle. Thanks Steve for showing me what that means! =) What a strong man of character. Your legacy is playing out as we speak and it is filled with a family who is strong, resilient, intelligent, who know know how to love, and how to walk by the faith of knowing your 100% healed and resting in the presence of an incredible maker. My bet is he’s met up with mom and they’re chit-chatting about the good ol days on Eagle Hollow. I love you guys, always have, and I pray for comfort at this time. Big hug from our family to yours!!!!

  3. May your loving memories ease your mind during this difficult time. You are all in our prayers.

  4. I love you all very much. Steve was an incredible man. Pam, some of my best memories are in the home you and Steve built. Our prayers are with yall.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Heaven has gained one pretty amazing angel. We love you all so much!

  6. With our deepest condolences, may you find comfort and love in your happiest memories and surrounded by family and loved ones.

  7. Great memories of family reunions in Hobson, In the hall playing with him, Michelle, and Denise as a child. Blessings and prayers from our family! Kathy (Kostelnik) Gisin, George Gisin, Analisa (Gisin), Warren, Gregg Warren, Kristina (Gisin) Cobb, and Josh Cobb. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. Our Sincerest Condolences to the Pawelek Family. May he rest in peace. Otillia & Henry Montez Poth, Texas

  9. Condolences to the Pawelek Family May perpetual light shine upon him and may he Rest In Peace Erasmo and Ophelia Flores Poth, TX

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with this beautiful family. Steve was a great man . Loved by many. He was a very sweet nephew. We will have a mass in his honor on July 23 in our parish church in Cestohowa, Texas. May God bless all his family, beautiful wife, wonderful children, spouses, sisters and brothers and precious grandchildren. We love all of you very much. Uncle Fabian and Aunt Helen Jo

  11. Steve worked down the hall from me and we would always have a quick chat while passing. It was obvious that God, family, friends and Aggies were an integral part of his life. I will miss his friendly smile and grace. Carl Oliver

  12. My condolences to Steve’s Family for your loss. Steve was one of the Good Guys in our Oil and Gas Community. He will be sorely missed.

  13. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pawelek family. I enjoyed all of the times I got to discuss Geophysics with Steve, and how generously he shared his knowledge. We will miss him.

  14. Steve was an incredible nephew. He was smart, easy to talk to, and a good family man. His success speaks highly as a great geophysicist. He will be missed by all and our condolences to Pamela and the family. May he Rest In Peace. Jerry and Alice Pawelek

  15. So sorry for the Loss of Steven Pawelek, we know that he is welcome into arms of our Lord and his Dad Johnny and mom Gene ,are by his side ,we sincerely will miss them ,Uncle Alvin ,and Marjorie Pawelek ..🙏🙏

  16. Steve was a great guy and very dear double cousin. We shared a lot of great childhood memories of our summers at Rockport and all our fun family get-togethers. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam and all of Steve’s wonderful family. We love you all!

  17. Dear Jill, Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Please know we are thinking of you and wish you comfort and peace.

  18. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Gayle and Tuffy Banks, Jaclyn Banks Brown & Natalie Banks Curtis

  19. Steve was a great cousin & a wonderful role model for us to look up to. He was soft spoken but with a big smile & deep laugh. His was a life cut way too short. Prayers for comfort & strength for all the family during this difficult time. Sending my love & God bless you all. With deep sympathy, Phyllis

  20. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you. With love, Robert and Diane Rountree

  21. Our condolences to Pam and all of the Pawelek family. We shared great times at family get-togethers at Grandma and Grandpa Swize’s. At Texas A&M Steve set high standards for work/play balance. A tough act to follow. I will miss his gracious smile and wonderful laugh. Rest in Peace dear cousin.

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