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Richard "Dick" J. Pasco

age 66, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013. He was born on September 15, 1947 in Indianapolis the son of Charles and Marianne (Wertenberger) Pasco. Dick graduated from Greenfield Central High School in 1966. Mr. Pasco attended Vincennes University, Ball State University and received his Mortuary Science Degree from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy, during the Vietnam War stationed on the USS Trumpetfish SS-425, from 1968 until 1971. On September 28, 1978 Dick married Joan A. (Goddard) Pasco.

Dick is currently the Mayor of the city of Greenfield. He was a lifelong Funeral Director and former owner of Pasco Memorial Mortuary in Greenfield. He was a member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #119 and the Greenfield Elks Lodge. He also worked for Dellen Automotive in Greenfield and Shirley Brothers Mortuaries in Indianapolis. Since 1971, Dick has been a member of Greenfield Kiwanis Club, serving as Club Secretary, chairing several committees, and serving twice as President. For Kiwanis International, he served as the Lieutenant Governor of the Rose Division, was an Indiana District Governor, served on the Builders Club International Committee, and was chair of Community Services International Committee. Dick was also a board member on the Indiana Kiwanis Foundation. Kiwanis International bestowed several awards to Dick including, Distinguished Governor Award of the Kiwanis International, Distinguished Lt. Governor Award of the Indiana District, Outstanding Lt. Governor of the Year of the Indiana District, McCoulate recipient and Diamond Level Hixon recipient. He also received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Governor Bayh and served on Governor Bayh's Local Government Advisory Committee. Dick served his community in many ways including President of Greenfield City Council; board member and President for Greenfield Parks and Recreation; a member of the Greenfield Planning Commission Board; Hancock County Council; board member of Greenfield Country Club; Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County; Greenfield Chamber of Commerce; American Legion; and the United Way of Hancock County. Dick was a District Director and board member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and Charter President of Independent Funeral Directors of Indiana.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Joan; daughter, Jennifer (Doug) Pasco Beck of Columbus, OH; children, Patricia and Richard J. Pasco II of Abingdon, VA; two grandsons; Zachariah Pasco Beck and Jacob Austin Beck of Columbus, OH; sister, Salli Williams of Greenfield; and brother, David C. Pasco of Greenfield. Dick was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and Sunday, December 15, 2013 both from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Brandywine Community Church in Greenfield. Pastor Mike Manning will be officiating. Burial will follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County, 715 E Lincoln St, Greenfield, IN 46140; Kiwanis International, 3636 Woodview Terrace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; or The Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Columbus, OH 43230. Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at or email condolences to

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 12, 2013
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