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Dec 13, 2012 - Staff
Alex Pastor died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was 77 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Atlantic City Fire Hall. Military rites will also take place. A carry-in dinner will be at the Grub Steak following the services.
Alex Pastor was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Rock Springs, the son of the late John and Julia Pastor.
He worked in the construction industry, was a miner and enjoyed cutting posts and poles with his friends Mark and Eric.
He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.
In the summer, he often drove around Atlantic City with his dog, Boggie, barking out the window. He enjoyed going for walks and four-wheeling. He enjoyed going to the Grub Steak for breakfast and lunch. He also enjoyed going to the Atlantic City Mercantile where he could be seen sitting in his favorite chair visiting with friends and having a cold beverage. He enjoyed playing dice (ship, captain and crew) and always winning whether it be against his friends or anyone brave enough to challenge him. He was an avid sports fan, and he especially loved baseball and the Denver Broncos. Even though he was a Broncos fan he wore a Miami Dolphins jacket. He was a member of the Atlantic City Hungarian Brotherhood.
He is survived his brother, Joseph Pastor and his wife Jeanine of Rock Springs; several nieces and nephews of Rock Springs; niece Janet Boulette of Lander; and his favorite companion, his dog Boggie, and many friends in the Atlantic City, South Pass, Rock Springs and Lander areas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Elizabeth Jelaco and her husband Mike; brothers Steve and John Pastor; sister Mary Kozola and her husband Tony; friends Mark Ramsey, Babe Mathisen, Zeke Abernathy, Lenora Hitshew, Richie Jorrey, Gloria Benett, Jane Winn, Phil Halsteadt, Walda Elliott, John Polette, Connie Detimore and Bart Fuhirman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 230 N. First St., Lander, WY 82520.
Services are provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.