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David Pasternak

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David Pasternak Obituary
David Pasternak 91, passed away March 5, 2014, after a brief illness. David was born in Houston to Max and Bertha Pasternak. He graduated from Sam Houston High School and served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II.
At twenty years old, he married the love of his life, Lillian, and they enjoyed 61 years of marriage until her passing in 2004. David was a successful businessman, first in the grocery business as owner of Channelview Food Market, and later as director of Channelview/Prime Bank. He and Lillian were involved in local charities including the Light House for the Blind and the End Hunger Network. After retirement, they traveled the world. His passion was watches and antique clocks, and Lillian accompanied him on trips to watch shows around the country. David was a life long member of Temple Emanu El. He was a devoted, generous and much loved father, grandfather and great grandfather.
David was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings and their spouses Ted and Rose Pasternak, Aaron and Helen Pasternak, and Helen and Harry Reichek, brother-in-law Marvin Baron, and friend May Fox. He is survived by his children, Allen and Joanna Pasternak and Sharon and John Coan; his grandchildren Eric and Byrony Coan, Tracy Coan, Philip Coan, Sheila and Lawrence Ross Tanner IV; great-grandchildren Lily and Abby Coan, Elise Nault and Summer Tanner, sister-in-law Bobbi Baron, and honorary sister Rose Sandler as well as many loving nieces, nephews and close friends.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt appreciation for the compassionate care provided by his caregivers: Ernestine Dickerson, Gretel Vassell, Geri Reittie and Elizabeth Diaz.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at four o'clock in the afternoon at Emanu El Memorial Park, Kagen Rudy Chapel, 8341 Bissonnet with internment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Jewish Chaplaincy Program, 4131 S. Braeswood, Houston, or the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes www.barbaradaviscenter.org

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2014
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