Edward Joseph Pasqualicchio, age 91, of Erie passed away on Friday, January 22, 2010 at St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge. He was born in Erie on May 7, 1918 a son of the late Frank and Anabelle Pasqualicchio. He graduated from Sacred Heart grade school and Cathedral Prep where he was a star football and tennis player. During his Junior year he caught the game winning touchdown that beat undefeated Strong Vincent and was named all-city his Senior year. He played on the Prep tennis team that won the city title. He then went on to attend Duquesne University School of Pharmacy on a football scholarship. At Duquesne he travelled all over the country playing tennis. After graduating from Duquesne he enlisted in the Army Medical Corp. and served in WWII. Upon his return from the service he married Rose Pingitore on June 7, 1947. He opened Edward's Drug Store on West 26th Street retiring in 1987 after 39 years as a Pharmacist. He was the former president of the Erie County Pharmaceutical Association. He was a member of Lake Shore Country Club, Kahkwa Country Club and the Erie Maennerchor. He was a long time member of Blessed Sacrament Church and later St. Jude the Apostle Church. He enjoyed tennis, golf and football. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will always be remembered for his kindness and compassion. His devotion and love for his wife Rose and his pride and love for his children and grandchildren were second to none He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Delia Diplacido. Edward is survived by his wife of 62 years Rose Pingitore Pasqualicchio, a son, Gary Pasqualicchio, D.O., wife Mary of Erie; two daughters Marlene Fochtman, husband Fred of Pittsburgh and Mary Beth Pasqualicchio of Pittsburgh and four grandchildren Edward and Angela Fochtman and Gary and Patrick Pasqualicchio. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Home for Funerals, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Blvd. Services will be held there on Monday at 9:45 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian burial at St. Jude the Apostle Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Home at Asbury Ridge, Cathedral Preparatory School or Duquesne University School of Pharmacy. Condolences at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24, 2010