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Francis Pasterczyk
B: 1938-01-29
D: 2019-02-09
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Elizabeth Fraga
B: 1918-05-29
D: 2019-02-07
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Joan Cavanaugh
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2019-01-29
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Dominic Perruso
B: 1941-05-04
D: 2019-01-28
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Valerie Smythe
D: 2019-01-24
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Shirley Nelson
D: 2019-01-26
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Margherita Romanello
D: 2019-01-22
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Eric Jacobsen
B: 1923-09-02
D: 2019-01-21
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Jacobsen, Eric
Susan Locascio
B: 1939-01-13
D: 2019-01-18
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Barbara Pluta
B: 1943-06-15
D: 2019-01-09
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Shirley Leonard
B: 1923-07-25
D: 2019-01-06
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Joseph Cafaro
D: 2019-01-06
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Benniey Alimonti
B: 1930-03-27
D: 2019-01-02
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Salvatore Petruccelli
B: 1947-12-24
D: 2019-01-01
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Andrew Gioia, Esq.
D: 2018-12-30
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Ailish Campanile
B: 2002-10-23
D: 2018-12-15
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Donald Reeves
B: 1941-01-03
D: 2018-12-12
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Jerry Bonnetti
B: 1940-03-03
D: 2018-12-03
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Leonilda Ruggiero
B: 1926-01-22
D: 2018-12-06
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Julia Ciemniecki Lemke
D: 2018-11-25
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Robert Dannevig
B: 1933-07-11
D: 2018-11-16
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Francis W "Frank"
Pasterczyk

January 29, 1938 – February 9, 2019

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Condolence From: E. Bennett
Condolence: To the family of the deceased: Please accept my sincere sympathy. Although your loved one has completed this earthly journey, please try to fill your hearts full of love and appreciation on how he lived his life. According to Job 14:7 it states,: For if a tree is cut down it will sprout again. Looking forward for the wonderful day when all those we miss so much awakens from their sleep. 1st. Thessalonians 4:13-14, John 5:28-29, Isaiah 26:19. May these scriptures give you hope and promise of the resurrection.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Condolence From: JOHN F PASTERCZYK
Condolence: Dad was a very private man but if you watched him you learned a lot....as a teenager...i was once sitting on beach reading as our family is want to do...i thought dad was doing the same. Little did I know...dad was fishing. He wasnt at the waters edge with the other fishermen endlessly casting and reeling in empty lines. He was sitting quietly in the sand. Fishing pole at his side... only once did he stride to the waters edge...one cast was all it took dad to reel in a fish. I watched incredulous as the other men cast in vain. I asked...Dad how did you do that..his reply...i was watching the water...lesson being..if you watch closely enough...you can see what's below the surface

Below the surface Dad was a deeply spiritual man...i recently had cause to visit for 2 weeks and help Mom care for Dad as years of health issues reared their ugly head. He knew his body well and felt when he was slipping into unconsciousness...time after time I witnessed him give himself the sign of the cross just before passing out

Not everyone got to see just how much Dad sacrificed and did for his family. Below the surface Dad loved his family more than anything... doing everything possible for Mom so that she needn't worry about a thing. Dad handled it all. Mom recently told me..as Dad's health failed..she missed the times Dad would cook for her...yes he was even a great cook...and Mom should know...every meal Mom cooks is gourmet... In time shared with his children Dad imparted his love for the outdoors with cherished Sunday walks in the woods, his love for Cape Cod with month long vacations at our home away from home, his love for french cheeses with french bread and cheese lunches. And his love for outstanding sushi

Above the surface the Pasterczyk men have the physical stature of...well...not the biggest of men. Below the surface Dad was the strongest man I know. With the strength of many men. Shouldering the burden of all his bouts with cancer as well as the difficult side affects from them and the resultant sometimes painful treatments that slowly attacked his body all these years and never once complaining about any of it.

Often people with zest for life are exuberant and outspoken. Dads quiet nature hid his below the surface unmatched zeal for life. He was supposed to die 18 years ago...he received the last rights 3 times through the years....we finally got it right the 4th time. I'm convinced it was his will to live and to experience all that this world has to offer that carried him through.

The one thing Dad couldn't hide was his intellect. Dad was easily the smartest man I've ever known and most likely ever will. I would venture saying many if not all that came in contact with Dad found out very quickly what an incredible mind he was gifted with. I often brag...and show off the puzzles he completed...some of you have seen the nearly impossible to interpret clues and the devilish solutions. The puzzles from the organization whose goal is create the perfect puzzle. Definition being....not that it couldn't be solved...but that it would be so hard to solve that only one person in the world would be able to complete it. Yet month after month. Year after year..dad solved them all. Even taking on the challenge of creating one himself.

Yes Dad was a private and quiet man...but heaven above is a richer place for the hidden gifts he brings with him on his journey home.

Travel well Dad and in the grand scheme of things... we'll see you again soon.

Love, Your Son, John

Monday February 11, 2019
Condolence From: Jenny
Condolence: Peter -
I am so sorry to hear of your loss!
Thinking of you in this difficult time.
Jenny Hunt
Monday February 11, 2019

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