Dorothy R. Holdnack Pasky

August 24th, 1926 - June 6th, 2018

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Dorothy R. (Holdnack) Pasky, age 91, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on June 6, 2018 at Golden Living Center. She was born in Erie on August 24, 1926 to John and Anna Holdnack.

Dorothy was class president and graduated with honors in 1946 at East High School.  After graduation she worked at the Erie Boston Store.

In 1947 she married Walter F. Pasky and became the mother of 4 children. She was very active at St. Luke’s and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.  She was President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) where she assisted with the activities planning for the Airmen and also for the Annual Erie International Airport Air Shows. Dorothy also served as President of the Ladies Auxiliary for the American Legion, Wesleyville Post 0571, for five terms, she coordinated daily activities for the Legion. She was a regular guest on the local Erie TV show called The Jean Carnes Show.  Life slowed down for her after the birth of her four boys. When the youngest was old enough to be on his own she returned to the work force, where she was employed for Mc Donald’s for over 15 years.

She was a very crafty lady, she loved to sew and crochet and made hundreds of Afghans and crocheted items that she gave away to family and special friends.

In the spring and summer months you could find Dorothy outside tending to her garden or talking to the neighbors. She enjoyed her books and could spend hours reading and doing crossword puzzles. She earned the nick name “Flash Pasky”. For any family gathering, outings, or trips there was Dorothy with her camera. The family could always keep up with current affairs on what the family was doing by just looking through her albums.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Walter, sons Patrick and Michael and sister Irene (Holdnack) Kruise.

Survivors include her two sons, David (Donna) of West Springfield Pa. and Ronald (Jo Anna) of Erie, Pa. brother Daniel Holdnack of Roanoke, Va. Five grandchildren Toby, Jordanna (Joey), R.J. (Kody), Elizabeth and Christopher. She was blessed with six great-grandchildren Kyle, Jacob, Rya, Jace, and Connor and many nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Saturday at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St., from 11 am until the time of a service at noon.  Burial will follow in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

The Pasky family will be forever grateful to the caring nurses and aids at The Golden Living Center, Erie, PA.