Richard "Dick" Pasky

June 1st, 1928 - November 23rd, 2018

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          On November 23, 2018 Richard “Dick” Jacob Pasky was called home by our Lord and Savior after a life well lived. Dick was born in Erie, Pa. on June 1, 1928, the third child of Mary Suvara Pasky  and Walter Pasky.

          He attended Academy High School. Immediately following high school, he joined the Merchant Marines where he spent two years piloting large tanker ships through locks. Upon his discharge, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, spending two years in Pearl Harbor and China during World War II. After his service, he returned to Erie and worked at Hammermill Paper Company, where he met his wife to be, Agnes Rusnak, of Ambridge, Pa. Together, they settled in Erie to raise their family.

          During that time, Dick was employed by Erie Enameling and Sears. Later he pursued other various endeavors while living in Wyoming, West Virginia and Eastern Pennsylvania. They returned to Erie eleven years later where he was an insurance agent with Kostrubanic Insurance Agency, until his retirement in 1999. Afterwards, he lovingly cared for his wife, Agnes until her death in 2011 from cancer.

          Dick was a member of the American Legion, and enjoyed softball, baseball, umpiring, fishing, golfing, woodworking, and spending time with loved ones. He celebrated his 90th birthday this past June surrounded by his family.

          Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Walter; his wife Agnes; his son, Thomas; his brothers, Walter, Edward, and Thomas Pasky.

          Survivors include his daughters, Cheryl Pasky Poston (late Paul), of Fort Worth, Texas, Charlene Pasky Wodecki (Kenneth), of Fairview, Charen Pasky, of Erie, Kim Telliho (Leslie), of Cambridge Springs, Pa; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Anthony and Peggy Rusnak, of Waterford, Pa; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

          Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, on Sunday, from 3 until 7 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral mass on Monday at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 West 38th Street at 10:00 a.m. Entombement with military honors will be in Calvary Mausoleum. 

          In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.