- 81 years old
- Date of birth: May 21, 1932
- Date of passing: Dec 30, 2013
|Let the memory of Michael be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in loving memory of Michael C Pastina, 81, born on May 21, 1932 and passed away on December 30, 2013. We will remember him forever.
""You must bear the cross or you will never wear the crown; you must wade through the water or you will never walk the golden pavement." -C.Spurgeon
Dad, Its been a year since you left us to be with Jesus...We miss you so much it hurts. I know you are in the loving arms of Jesus praising him as you walk the streets of Gold with your mom and dad and brother Lu.
I love you Dad. I know I told you many times when you were here. I miss your hugs.I always felt loved by you. Thank you for loving God and country and teaching me how important it is to do it.
Until we meet again at the pearly gates...I love you."
"SMILE BECAUSE HE LIVED
You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone,
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn back,
or you can do what he would want:
Smile, open your eyes, love and go on."
"It's been 9 months Dad, and my heart still aches to think about you being gone. I wish so much that I would have done so much more for you, and spent more time with you, and loved you more than I did. Can't wait to see you again. Miss you so very much."
"You have always been so dear to sit with in church or our visits to your home. You will be missed by all who got to know you. I will never forget that you always called me "Reba". So endearing. Bob and I loved enjoying Fellowship Dinners, sitting with you and my Mary. I am sure you will be singing louder than all souls in Heaven! We have been Blessed knowing you."
"Grandpa, I have fought all day to find the words to describe how I am feeling right now. I miss your voice and your smile, I miss watching how you lit up whenever Hunter ran over and gave you one of his great big hugs. When I think about you two very important memories come to mind. When you always used to take me to the nursing home with you when I was a young child to visit the elderly, we played cards with them, sang, with them and read God's word to them. The other memory is and I can still hear you saying it now is when you called me your favorite granddaughter which always made us laugh cause I was your only granddaughter. I know that you are with God right now and waiting for all of us to join you. Love You Grandpa"
"I love you so much Dad. Never appreciated you and Mom enough. Thank you for all you have instilled within me, at my birth. God is awesome and I know that you're there with Him. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55 NIV)
Dad received the victory today! O' Victory in Jesus, my savior forever!"
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