Arthur “Bubby” Pastierik 75, of Springdale, passed away peacefully Thursday October 11, 2018 in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Aspinwall surrounded by his family. Bubby grew up in Springdale and was the son of the late Paul and Helen Pongratz Pastierik; father of Tammy (David) DiCio of Peters Twp., Tina (Eric) Fluent of Plum; Tracey Radovich of Springdale; loving grandfather to Chelsie (Ryan Donaldson), David Jr, Nicholas, Dominic, Brandon and Logan; great-grandpa to Aubrey Donaldson; dear brother of James and Pat Pastierik, Paul and Kathy Pastierik, his best friend and twin sister Helen Sobotka, as well as many nieces and nephews; Besides Art’s parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 30 years Mary Grace Pastierik and brother-in-law David Sobotka.
Bubby was a member of St. Alphonsus Church in Springdale and was a U.S. Navy Veteran; He served in the Navy from 1963-1967 as a communications specialist and spent a year in Iceland and three years in Spain. He was a member of the Krivan Club for many years and worked for Haskells for 35 years as a shipper where he eventually retired. After retirement, he enjoyed going to the River’s Casino to try his luck. Bubby always made time to watch his grandkids play softball, never missing a game and liked to “wet his line” and go fishing with the kids as well. The family would like to thank the hospice faculty at the VA Hospital in Aspinwall for taking such good care of their loved one and to St. Mary’s Courtyard (Terri and Rodney) for their great friendship they had with Artie. It will never be forgotten.
Bubby’s family will receive friends on Sunday October 14th from 2-8pm in THE CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC. 801 Pgh. St. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday the 15th at 10am in St. Alphonsus Church with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project PO. Box 758517 Topeka Kansas, 66675-8517