August 16, 1962-
August 27, 2013
Upatoi, GA- Captain Vincent Gregory Pasko, 51, of Upatoi, GA, died Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at St. Anne Catholic Church with Father Frank Patterson officiating according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31907. Interment will follow in Parkhill Cemetery.
Capt. Pasko was born August 16, 1962 in Columbus, GA, son of the late Florian C. and Helen Salajka Pasko. He was a 1980 graduate of Baker High School. Capt. Pasko also earned a Bachelor's Degree from Columbus State University, and a Master's Degree from Troy University. He also graduated from the FBI National Academy and the Chief of Police Command College.
Capt. Pasko was a 31 year veteran of the Columbus Police Department. He served in the Patrol Division, Investigation Division, Administration Services and Support Services. He was currently serving as the Executive Officer of the Bureau of Support Services. Capt. Pasko was also a member of the Columbus Fraternal Order of Police.
Capt. Pasko was a loving father and grandfather. He would do anything in the world for his family and his fellow officers. Capt. Pasko was an avid bike rider and runner. He had competed in multiple races, including the annual Peachtree Road Race as well as participating in the Bike Ride Across Georgia.
In addition to his parents, Capt. Pasko was preceded in death by one brother, Henry F. Pasko and one sister, Barbara Ann Pasko.
Survivors include two daughters, Ashtyn Hutchins and her husband, Stephan, and Kaylyn Osborne; three grandchildren, Bailey A. Hutchins, Kennedy O. Hutchins and Paisley M. Osborne; one brother, Chester E. Pasko and his wife, Sue; two sisters, Theresa A. Pasko Grandgeorge and her husband Chuck, and Cyndi P. Pasko Denzik; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to the F.O.P Officer Relief Fund in memory of Capt. Pasko, PO Box 8404, Columbus, GA, 31908.
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Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2013