John E. Pasaka, 75, passed away September 4, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was born on April 15, 1948 in the small town of Sikeston, MO. He is survived by his wife Lori Pasaka. They were married almost 28 years. He is also survived by his step-son, David.

He is the son of Donald and Joy Pasaka (both deceased), sister Cheri Howell (deceased)(Steve). He is uncle to Timothy Howell (Jenny), Jason Howell (Renee), and Becky Howell; and great uncle to Avery Howell.

John grew up in Sikeston, MO and graduated from Drury College. He became a Federal Agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms following graduation from college. He enjoyed a great career of 32 years before retiring in 2002. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling with family and friends. He regularly went to breakfast with friends to talk current events and laugh with each other. He shared many interesting stories he experienced during his career.

He had the biggest heart, helping family and friends wherever he was needed. His number one priority was his wife Lori. Always wanting to make sure she was taken care of. They shared many years of vacations to the Caribbean, Hawaii, cruises and out West.

He could fix everything around the house. No challenge was too big for him. He was a wonderful step-dad to David, helping him grow into a wonderful man and teaching him life lessons. He was a humble man and will be missed by many.

He will be laid to rest at the Strongsville, Ohio Cemetery. Graveside services will be held privately at a later date.

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  1. Lori September 14, 2023 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    A beautiful tribute to John. He was a gentle soul with a huge heart. Rest in peace John.


  2. Ruth, Gabby and Grayson Edwards September 15, 2023 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Dear Lori,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and David. John was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. He never met a stranger and alway offered a helping hand to anyone who had a need. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. May he rest in the arms of God and with his family and friends in the Kingdom of Heaven.

  3. Cathy Klemencic September 21, 2023 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    We always enjoyed seeing John at all of your family’s events over the years. It was upsetting and so very sad to learn of his accident. Just heart-breaking! Sending hugs – Cathy

  4. Jim (Edward) Davet September 24, 2023 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    Dear Lori,
    My heartfelt compassion goes out to you in the loss of your physical loved one.
    Know however that he is in the loving arms of our Creator and is still watching over you with his love and protection.
    Perhaps rejoice in the fact that he was a gift to you by our Heavenly Father and that you will always be together in the love you shared with each other.
    Know that your cousin Babe, who loved you so, will be at your side to assist you in spirit during this tumultuous period of your life.
    Jim Davet

  5. Glen Anderson February 28, 2024 at 3:20 am - Reply

    I worked with John in St. Louis many years, what a great person to work with and have as friend.

  6. Jim Hawkes May 29, 2024 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    John was my roommate our freshman year at Drury and fraternity brother all 4 years there. We shared many good times as my memories of those days often include John.
    My heartfelt sympathy to the family.
    Jim Hawkes

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