On August 17, 2013, Ed fell asleep in the Lord and joined his late wife, Helen. The 59th anniversary of their wedding will be on August 28. Ed shared his life together with his children: daughter Melanie Mastanduno (Michael), New Hampshire; son Edward Paul Pasternak (Susan), Michigan; and grandchildren Michael Anthony Mastanduno, Maria Faith Mastanduno and Eddie Joseph Pasternak. He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Havrilak; his brother, Thomas Pasternak; two sisters-in-law, Ann Groner and Catherine Mikuluk; a brother-in-law, Emil Elinsky; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ed was a long time member of Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, where he sang in the choir and assisted with the ethnic dinners. An electrical engineer who was known for his ability to fix nearly anything, he was a retired employee of the IBM Corporation, Glendale, where he originated two patents. Ed was an Army
veteran of the Korean War
. He was a devoted family man, assisting with the care of his wife's mother after she had lost her sight. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren and often traveled to visit his family. Ed also sang with the Downtown Singers for ten years, and served as a member of the Arts Corps at Binghamton University. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Anna Pasternak; his wife's parents, Michael and Apolonia Elinski; his sisters-in-law, Jean Pasternak, Mary Hazilla, Julia Elinski and Olga Hartmann; his brothers-in-law, John and Michael Elinski, Robert Hartmann and Nick Havrilak; nieces, Deborah Hartmann and Liesl Pasternak; and nephew, Michael Hazilla. Family and friends may call at Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 210 Hill Avenue, Endicott on Friday, August 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:30 to 9:00 pm. A Panikhida will be served at the church at 7:15 pm on Friday, August 23. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 24, at 9 am with the Rev. Timm Holowatch officiating. Burial will be at the Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery, Endicott with military honors. It is requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Ed's name be made to the Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church School / Elevator Fund.