Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Chistmas Holidays.....

As with every year the Chirstmas holidays brings us happyness and this year some very deep sadness. Kenny P was a good friend and we will all miss him. Kenny's struggles with Leukemia, and Graft Versus Host Disease has been a very motiviational for soooo many people it's hard to imagine a world without him. Kenny was a insparational to me in many ways, he came to work, which I found amazing with the way this disease ravaged his body. His outlook on life and the way he could keep positive with the daily struggles. Kenny made the best of every day, I envy his dedication to living life.... so many of use don't take advantage of every day. I've been trying to get back on the road to allow me to complete a marathon for the leukemia lymphoma Society for several years now. Doctor says it's ok to start running, slowly building up miles.... I was looking forward to finishing the race in "honor" of Kenny, and talking to him about the race. I will finish a race in Kenny's memory. I'm sure that he'll be there to help me along the way.

Kenneth Pasko, 45 years, of Brecksville, OH, died Saturday December 22, 2007, in Flower Hospital Sylvania, OH. Ken received a stem cell transplant at the University Hospital in Cleveland and fought valiantly the disease called Graft vs. Host (GVHD) for over 6 years. His sister Konnie was the donor of the stem cells. Ken worked as an engineer at Johnson Controls in the Cleveland area. The son of Michael and Beverly (Vandemark) Pasko he was born August 17, 1962 in Toledo. He was a Michigan State University graduate obtaining a degree in Civil Engineering. Ken enjoyed his annual fishing trip to Chiblow Lake in Iron Bridge, Canada for the past 30+ summers fishing with Dick, Stanley, Jeff, Joe, Mike, Dan, Tom, Bill, Steve, and Grandpa's Pope and Al; he also took 2 vacations to Alaska with his Dad and spent about 25 days there enjoying the wilderness and sight of this wonderful state. Ken also enjoyed sports and followed the Cleveland Browns and Indians, Green Bay Packers, and Toledo Mud Hens. He was a member of the Professional Society "ASHRAE" in the Cleveland area. Ken is survived by his loving family; parents Mike and Beverly of Temperance; sisters Konnie (Mark) Tlasky of New Milford, CT and Kristina (Ned) Crystal of Smyrna, GA; nephews Ryan and Christopher Tlasky; best friend Rock; friends Allan, Ron, Jeff, and many others in the Bedford area; friends Ray, Jeremy, JP, Ron, Denny, Tim, Ed, Jeff, Gary, Tom, their families, and many others in the Cleveland area. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 until 9 p.m. in the Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance where he will lie in state at 10 a.m., celebrated by the Pastor Rev. Fr. Daniel Nusbaum. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made so that the family may distribute to the multitude of charities that Ken was involved with.


At 11:04 AM, Blogger Kristina said...

Steve, I'm Kens' sister Kris in Atlanta, Georgia. I somehow stumbled across your blog via the internet and it really touched me that you wrote about my brother with such kind words. As a family, we all loved him so much and miss him terribly - and it's great to see that he impacted his friends and coworkers just as much. Please let us know how you do in the race.

At 12:48 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Steve..Kris left me this site..looked at it and find it wonderful with comments about my son Kenny...Thank you for doing this...Yes he fought the good fight and did indeed love life and enjoyed it even though he was really hurting...thanks again steve and do let us know how you finish...also contact us in some way ...Mike Pasko, Kenny father


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