Edward J. Pastrick Obituary

Edward J. “Big Ed” Pastrick, 70, of Kalamazoo, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home.

Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19, Celebration of Life Services will be planned and announced at a later date. Yes, it will involve Italian food. Memorial donations in Ed’s name may be made to Primed 2 Fight – www.primed2fight.org. – an organization that meant so much to him. Those wishing to sign Ed’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Ed was born July 24, 1950 in Benton Harbor to Edward J. & Marie (Bertuca) Pastrick. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School, class of 1969. Ed was employed for the majority of his career as a salesman for various auto dealers in the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo areas. Ed loved to cook for his family and friends, especially large amounts of pasta with his mother’s sauce recipe. Ed made friends wherever he went – from the grocery stores to the restaurants he visited, to the vet’s office while caring for his spoiled canines, to the healthcare staff he encountered along his medical journey.

Ed is survived by his beloved Jodie Schrepper of Kalamazoo; his daughter Stephanie (Bryan) Parker of Dripping Springs, TX; his daughter-in-law Heather Pastrick of Roswell, GA; three grandsons-Connor, Brandon & Kyle Parker; two brothers Tony Pastrick of St. Joseph, twin brother Gene (Peggy) Pastrick of Benton Harbor; two half-brothers Dan & Jerry; half sister Gloria; and many members of Jodie’s extended family. He was preceded in death by his son Geoff Pastrick, his father Edward, his mother Marie Pastrick Olney, his brother Frank Pastrick, half brother Don and half sister Sharon.

A very special thank you to Grace Hospice of Kalamazoo for their tender care and support.