July 4, 1946 - December 16, 2020
With the heaviest of hearts, the family of John Pastushok, 74, announces his peaceful passing on December 16, 2020 in Hernando, FL. Tough as nails but with a heart of gold, John fought hard until the very end but ultimately lost the last of his nine lives. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many, John always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He would not want loved ones to be sad at his passing but instead to cherish and remember the wonderful memories of happy times he shared with so many. John was born on July 4th, 1946 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to William and Anne Pastushok. He will be fondly remembered by his devoted wife of 40 years, Patricia, his beloved daughters, Jessica (Andrew), Lisa (Blake), and Kathryn (Max), his treasured grandchildren, Brody, Sydney, Piper and Madeleine, and his loving siblings, Michael and Carol. John spent the better part of his life in the Northeast, growing up in New Jersey and later raising his family in Newtown, Pennsylvania. When he wasn’t working, John could often be found antiquing, attending his daughters’ basketball games, researching his family’s genealogy, hosting monthly poker games, tending to his incredible salt-water fish tank, making up words in family Scrabble games or attempting a DIY basement finishing. He brought a camera or (embarrassingly large) video camera with him everywhere he went, always wanting to capture memories of the family he loved so dearly. It truly was incredible how John could juggle so much and make it look so easy. After a multi-decade career with the State of New Jersey, John pursued a much-deserved early retirement in Florida with his wife and best friend “Trishy”. He spent many happy years playing golf with his neighbors, reading in a hammock by the pool, and taking care of his many fruit trees. While John’s life was cut short, it was undoubtedly lived to its fullest and without any regret. The family would like to thank all of the wonderful nurses, doctors and hospice staff for their care and dedication and for providing John with comfort and support over his final days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be directed to the American Nurses Association or Autism Speaks.
With the heaviest of hearts, the family of John Pastushok, 74, announces his peaceful passing on December 16, 2020 in Hernando, FL. Tough as nails but with a heart of gold, John fought hard until the very end but ultimately lost the last of... View Obituary & Service Information
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