Funeral director and former owner, Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, Indiana, died December 10, 2013, at age 66. Pasco received his mortuary science degree from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1974. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, stationed on the USS Trumpetfish SS-425 from 1961-71.
At the time of his death, Pasco was mayor of the city of Greenfield. He was a member of American Legion Post #119, the Greenfield Elks Lodge and the Greenfield Kiwanis Club, where he served as two-time past president, club secretary and chairman of several committees. Pasco served as lieutenant governor of the Rose Division from 1990-91 and Indiana district governor from 1994-95. Pasco was also a board member for three years of the Indiana Kiwanis Foundation. While dedicating his time to Kiwanis International, Dick received various awards including the Distinguished Lt. Governor Award of the Indiana District, Outstanding Lt. Governor of the Year of the Indiana District and Distinguished Governor Award of Kiwanis International. In 1995, Pasco received the Sagamore of the Wabash from Gov. Bayh and served a year on Bayh’s Local Government Advisory Committee. He also served as a board member for four years and president one year for Greenfield Parks and Recreation, four years on the Greenfield Planning Commission Board, the Greenfield City Council, County Council and was council president and also budget chairman. He was also director of District 7 for two years for Indiana Funeral Directors Association and was a board member for four years and charter president of Independent Funeral Directors of Indiana.
He is survived by wife Joan, daughter Jennifer, children Patricia and Richard J. Pasco II, and two grandsons.
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