NILES - John A. Pasha, 91, formerly of Kingsville, died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren.
He was born in Niles, the son of Joseph and Francis Roktnegn Pasha, and had been a resident of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Center in Niles prior to his death.
A graduate of Williamsfield High School, he was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Medal and three battle stars for his patriotic efforts. He was a former POW and lifetime member of the VFW Post 943 in Ashtabula.
Mr. Pasha was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 1629 and 404 for 30 years and worked 15 years for Pymatuning Valley State Park.
He was also a member of Gageville United Methodist Church.
His survivors include three daughters, Kathleen "Kathi" (Gary) Bowen of Denver, Evelyn (Walter) Beckett of Phoenix and Mary Jane (Marc) Nordquest of Ashtabula, and a sister, Cathryn "Katie" Parise of Warren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen Julia Clisby, in 1978; two brothers, Tony and David Pasha; a sister, Mary Pasha; and his parents.
A private family service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, 3140 E. Center St., North Kingsville. The Rev. E. Richard Bowen will officiate.
Burial will follow. No calling hours will be observed.
Contributions may be made to Shepherd's Foundation, 5525 Silica Road, Austintown, OH 44515.
Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, is in charge of arrangements. Visit www.ducro.com.