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Arry S. Pastis


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Arry S. Pastis Obituary
August 29, 1936 - January 10, 2018 Arry S. Pastis, age 81, of San Marino, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 10, 2018. He was born August 29, 1936 in Akron, Ohio, to Pana and Steve Pastis, moved to Cleveland and then to Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 10. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from USC. He worked in the aerospace industry before going into the restaurant business followed by a career in real estate. He was a member of St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church for 55 years. He served on the Parish Council for 14 consecutive years starting in 1963 and as its President in 1970. Arry was a member of the AHEPA, the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood, San Marino City Club and formerly the Monterey Park Rotary Club. He also served in the Air National Guard. Arry is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Leah, his three children Pana Gelt (Brian), Jennifer Webster (John), and Louis Pastis (Natalia), and seven adoring grandchildren David, Ben and Alex Gelt, Jack, Jenna and Justin Webster and Aris Pastis. Also survived by his brother Tom, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother Gus. He was a devoted fan of all Ohio sports teams and any team his grandchildren played on! He avidly enjoyed golf, tennis, traveling and blackjack. Services will be held at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church, 778 S. Rosemead Blvd., Pasadena. The Trisagion is Monday, January 15 at 7:00pm and the Funeral is Tuesday, January 16 at 10:00am. Interment, San Gabriel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Church Building Fund or Memorial Fund.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2018
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