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Joey Pustejovsky Obituary

Joey Pustejovsky (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Joey Pustejovsky (AP Photo/Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.)
Joey Pustejovsky, a member of West Volunteer Fire Department and West City Secretary, died in the explosion at West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas.

JOEY PUSTEJOVSKY: A caring, devout man

Joey Pustejovsky, 29, one o f the volunteer firefighters killed in the blast, was the secretary for the town of West, said Veronica Felderhoff, a volunteer at the church where Pustejovsky's mother, Carolyn, works as a secretary to the rectory.

"He was a very caring person, always ready to help, a very devout Catholic," Felderhoff said. The Pustejovskys attended Mass every Sunday.

A funeral home obituary said Pustejovsky had been town secretary since 2009 and had worked as a personal property appraiser for McLennan County Appraisal District. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of The Assumption, where he started the youth ministry and was the director for two years of the Catholic Brothers and Sisters United Youth Ministry, the obituary said.

He loved spending time with his children and family as well as being involved in the community and his church.

The youngest of three brothers, Pustejovsky is survived by his wife, four children, his parents, a brother, grandmother a nd other relatives.

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