George Pasha III
Monte's Chapel Of The Hills
330 Red Hill Ave
San Anselmo, CA
George William Pasha III

79, was peacefully called to heaven surrounded by his family on August 20 after spending another fulfilling summer with loved ones making more fond memories at Lake Tahoe, one of his favorite places.
As a man of action, with an incredible entrepreneurial spirit, George touched the lives of all he encountered. He built an extraordinary transportation service business, The Pasha Group, founded by his father, and recalled some of his most satisfying days spent behind the wheel and under the stacks of car carriers. Incredibly simple and yet deeply complex was his vision expanding his father's gas stations and military POV stores into a vast global labyrinth of terminals, trucks and ships and people taking care of customers as he did his own family, with Irish assertion, stewardship, compassion, and grace.
George's greatest gift was his faith in God and people; he touched everyone and overwhelmed them with an uncanny and unreasonable generosity. Success came from his relationships, dreaming, strong will testing the limits of conventional medicine, quiet time looking at his favorite lake or adventures with those he loved boating in the waters of Alaska, Mexico, Cuba and beyond.
He shared his success with schools, hospitals, churches, cancer research, children, the homeless, and so many more.
His legacy carries on through his wife of 53 fun-filled years, Janet, five admiring children and their spouses: George IV (Elyse), Maureen, Michael (Dawniele), Mary Jane, John (Erin), his sister Donna Perasso (Claude), brother and sister in-law Fr. Michael G. Ryan and Sister Judy Ryan SNJM, and his fifteen grandchildren who called him Patwo.
God bless you, George!
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to University of San Francisco Campus Ministry ( - Specify "University Ministry"), 10,000 degrees (, Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, Nashville ( or the charity closest to your heart in the spirit of his commitment to philanthropy.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Ignatius Church, 650 Parker Ave, San Francisco, California at 10:00 a.m. on August 28, followed by a reception on campus.
Monte's Chapel
Of The Hills San Anselmo
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Aug. 22 to Aug. 27, 2014.
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Funeral Mass
Saint Ignatius Church
650 Parker Ave., San Francisco, CA
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It’s interesting this showed up today, as I was just remembering George yesterday. He was a very special, kind and generous soul. I very much appreciated having the pleasure of knowing Janet and George, and will cherish the memories of the special day on the Bay.
Roberta Weisenburg
August 17, 2020
George was to me an inspiring human being, and a towering presence. He was gentle, but you always knew he doesn't tolerate any BS. He loved his family above all else, and was a warm welcoming host to friends new and old. I am so grateful to have known George and to have been included in so many family events. His strength and kindness endures in their children and grandchildren, who continue the Pasha tradition of spreading happiness and kindness everywhere they go.
Marko Brennan
August 16, 2020
On this anniversary of the passing of George Pasha, I would like to send my many fond memories and appreciation to what an incredible, kind man he was. I will ever be grateful to the generosity and kindness he and Janet shared. God bless you, may your spirit shine eternally!
Roberta Weisenburg
August 21, 2019
I knew 'George III'. Worked for him at Pasha Truckaway, Terminal Island, CA, 1968-1972. Nice man. Always had a kind word for the staff. Sorry for your loss.
Mike Keville
September 15, 2014
Janet - You can be sure that you gave George his happiest and proudest moments. Best of love to you and yours,
Mary Walsh Atkinson
Mary Atknson
September 14, 2014
Janet, you and your family are inn my thoughts and prayers. What an extraordinary man George was. With my love, Eileen
Eileen Walsh-Booriak
September 14, 2014
My wife & I send our deepest condolences to the Pasha family. My personal memories of my time with the company & how Mr. Pasha guided it are warmly remembered thanks to his wisdom and foresight. Our hearts and prayers hopefully will help carry this burden with all others for the family.
Warren Webb
September 2, 2014
This is what memories are about! George gave us The gift of his free spirit and loving kindness over the years. What an example of kindness.
His boat trips to the NW were awesome and his hospitality at Lake Tahoe was amazing. Our love and prayers to George's family.
Barbara Carroll Skoda and Frank Carroll.
September 1, 2014
I would like to send sincere condolences to George IV and the entire Pasha Family. I did not know Mr. Pasha III personally although I had the pleasure to meet him on several occasions in business settings. I was always struck by his warmth in greeting and sincere nature. He had the ability to make you feel very welcome and was always so genuinely interested in everyone around him. A true gentleman, a pioneer in our industry who will be missed dearly by many people. Janice Mickelson
August 29, 2014
I feel lucky and honored to have known George, and to witness what an incredible man he was. He spread happiness everywhere, with his boundless energy and kindness. His legacy goes on, through his wonderful large and close-knit family, all of whom refresh my faith in the human race.
Mark Brennan
August 28, 2014
Dear "IV" and the entire Pasha family. On behalf of Hawaiian Ice Co., it is with a heavy heart that I write. George III always had a a welcoming smile, a kind word and was sincerely interested in how you were. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know George and call him my friend. My deepest sympathy to the entire PASHA family. "Aloha Oe" George. Until we meet again.
Marshall Joy
August 28, 2014
My dear Janet, George, John, Maureen, Michael, Mary Jane,
today I am deeply saddened. Someone said:
Not “how did he die” but “how did he live”. Not “what did he gain” but “what did he give”. These are the units to measure the worth of a man, as a man.
I have spent very little moments with him, and this has been a great honor, but for me this was George Pasha III.
My prayers are with all of you and your families,
Vittorio Petrone
Rome, Italy
August 28, 2014
I have such fond memories of Mr. Pasha from when I worked at The Pasha Group many years ago. He always had a smile and was such a kind man. Thinking about the entire Pasha family at this time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Casey
August 28, 2014
Dear George and Family ,
There are just no adequate words to express the full depth of your loss. Your father was an industry icon and pioneer who touched all who knew him. Always tough, but fair and compassionate and a sense of humor to keep it all together. He was the best, and I enjoyed visiting with him.
All the best to the family.
Doug Minnis
August 27, 2014
With saddened hearts, Hawaiian Islands Freight Association, along with the management, staff and membership conveys our deepest sympathies to the family of the late George Pasha III. Our membership has enjoyed the Vision of Mr. Pasha in the Hawaiian market. We are confident that the Pasha family will continue Mr. Pasha's dream. At this time of sorrow, know that he will be in our thoughts. May God bless the family.
Jan Oshiro
August 27, 2014
Jane and I are so sorry for your loss. Not only was your dad an icon in the industry, he was a truly amazing individual who could make us all feel special just because we knew him. He was kind and an inspiration to all he met. We will all feel this loss for a long time.
Tonny and Jane van Dreumel
August 27, 2014
John and family so sorry for your loss.
Russ McCarthy
August 27, 2014
He will truly be missed. Family, business and friends.....He excelled in all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pasha family during this difficult time. God Bless
Elliot Schaffer
August 27, 2014
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Laura and Art Rogers
August 26, 2014
I am so sad to hear of George's passing. I'll always have fond memories of him surrounded by the family and friends he loved so well. My thoughts are with all of you.
Nancy Hoffman
August 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of George Pasha's passing. He was a great person to meet and know. Our hearts reach out to the entire Pasha Family. Harry and Ursula Hanks
August 26, 2014
So sorry to hear of George Pasha's Passing since I had the pleasure to work for him for several years. Our Heart reaches out to the entire Pasha Family. Harry & Ursula Hanks
August 26, 2014
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
With sincere sympathys
Benvenuto Salon
Katerina Daraki
August 26, 2014
We have lost a true friend for over 55 years. He will always be in our prayers. He cannot be replaced! Love. Ned and Barbara Hills and family.
August 26, 2014
To The Pasha Family. Please accept our sincere thoughts, prayers and condolences at this time of deep sorrow. May God be with you and bless you with peace as he welcomes your husband, father, grandfather and friend to his heavenly calling.
Craig and Nancy Powley
August 25, 2014
To the Pasha Family, Please accept our deepest condolences.Although we have only seen each at different events at Carole Burke connor's home my daughter, Christina was such a friend of your son,John. It is never easy losing a loved one.We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Pauline Mifsud and Family
August 25, 2014
We are thinking of the Pasha family today, the wonderful shared experiences and friendship between the families. You are all in our hearts and prayers. The Dunne Family
Barbara Dunne
August 25, 2014
We just learned of Georgie's passing and our hearts and prayers go out to you. On my table is a photo of Georgie and I in Vacaville when we were about 8. It makes me recall Haddon Road and all the fun we all had. I think there were over 21 kids on the block. Georgie was a great person in all respects. Nancy and George McInnis
August 25, 2014
My sincerest condolences to the entire Pasha family. George III was a kind and giving man, who definitely made me feel welcome when you decided to venture into the Med business. I feel privileged to have known him and to have spent any time in his presence. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you all in this difficult time.
Cindy Harper
August 25, 2014
Our hearts ache with the loss of George. What a great person...what a great cousin! We were fortunate to have him in our family and as a friend. We send our love to you Jan and all of the family. We will keep all of you in our prayers on the 28th. Wish we could be there. Love Susie and Matt
Susie and Matt Mattingly
August 25, 2014
Love to the family, so sorry, Mike and Beverly Gable.
August 24, 2014
To Jan and heart goes out to you at your loss. I have such good memories of the hospitality I enjoyed at the Van Winkle home and feeling the warmth and love and harmony of your beautiful family. One less Pasha in the world is a great loss but adds another brilliant star into the galaxy! I know that you are comforted by the knowledge that he is with the Father in Heaven. Fondly, Doris Spingola
Doris Spingola
August 24, 2014
I have such terrific memories of visits with all of you - George at the helm with a big, welcoming grin on his face! Such a wonderful, generous man,I am blessed to have known him. My love and prayers are with all you remarkable Pashas.
Peggy Maercklein
August 24, 2014
I have so many terrific memories of visits with all of you - George at the helm with a big welcoming grin on his face! Such a wonderful man, I am blessed to have known him. My prayers are with you remarkable Pashas.
August 24, 2014
Love and condolences to your amazing tribe, Janet. Great memories of childhood visits - generosity, kindness, & fun!
Patty Curran
August 23, 2014
To Mrs. Pasha and all of the "kids,"
I'm so sorry to hear this news. Mr. Pasha was always kind and vivacious whenever I saw him. And of course with the big smile!

You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Much Love,
Elena Keating
Elena Keating
August 23, 2014
I did not know him personally but would like to offer my sympathy for the loss of your family member. And to thank him as well as all of the Pashas for employing my mother, Earcie Hunter for over 30 years.
Debra Moore
August 23, 2014
Fond memories of a great man I'm privileged to call my god-brother,an extraordinary monopoly player. Looking
forward to further sharing Love Prayers
Jackie Curran
August 23, 2014
Mr. Pasha was a wonderful and kind man. He will be greatly missed. Thank you for the memories. Our prayers and love go out to the Pasha Family. The Price Family.
Chris Price
August 23, 2014
Dear Janet and family It was my personal honor to have worked for George who was a true gentleman of love and encouragement.
Love, Robert Lederer
August 23, 2014
Our sincere condolences to the Pasha family. We are sending heartfelt prayers to your family. God Bless, The Mayo family
August 23, 2014
My thoughts go out to the Pasha Family for their loss. As a painting contractor years ago I did painting for Mr Pasha. He always treated me very well. It was a pleasure to work for him. He made the world a better place. Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
August 23, 2014
My heartfelt condolences to Janet and the entire Pasha family. I agree with the sentiment expressed above, that George was all of that and more. He had an ability to make you feel part of his family. Kind, generous, humble, and down to earth. I appreciate what a fine gentleman he was, and honor his memory. Aloha George, you will be missed.
Roberta Weisenburg
August 23, 2014
What a terrible loss...and such fond, fond memories. With special love to Jan and all the family. Pat Novak
August 23, 2014
love and condolences to the pasha family. I love you all. if you need anything, please let the Burkes/O'connors be your shoulder
candace burke
August 22, 2014
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