On October 8th, 2020; Joseph Anthony Pazourek, Jr., 71, of Parkville, MD passed away. He was the beloved husband of Janet Pazourek (nee Peffers) for 47 years; devoted father of Amy Ayd & her husband Brian and Erin Ament & her husband Jeremy; loving grandfather of Jacob Robert, Samuel Joseph, Aidan Tyler, and Abigail Victoria; cherished brother-in-law of Pam & Rick Moudry, Teresa & David Nicodemus, and Barbara & William Ayd; also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
Joseph Pazourek was born in 1949 the only child to Margaret and Joseph Sr. He was a member of St. Ursula Catholic Parish where he attended primary school. As a child, Joseph was a dedicated Boy Scout and alter boy. He went on to attend St Paul’s Latin Seminary secondary school. Upon graduation, Joseph studied his interests in Literature and History to obtain his Masters from Towson University in education and history. His teaching career began at Holabird Middle School but eventually led to Dundalk High School where he was a teacher, department chair and coach for 35 years. In April of 1973, after 4 years of dating, Joe married the love of his life, Janet. They spent 48 wonderful years of marriage having two daughters, Amy and Erin. While raising a family, He continued to pursue his many interests. As a self taught musician, he played in the band Forest Gate in local Baltimore hot spots for many years. His love of sports gave him and opportunity to be “Coach” on the high school football, soccer and lacrosse fields. And to both his daughters he was not only Coach but their biggest fan! Joe had a passion for history and baseball alike. He shared his childhood in his love for model trains and gardening with his girls. He was a storyteller; an avid writer who intertwined his own experiences with the world he created. And in his retirement years, Joe volunteered as President of St. Joseph Church School Board. He continued to positively influence the education of children. Even with all his interests, Joe’s most important accomplishment was simply his family. A Husband, Dad and Poppy. His most precious moments were spent with his daughters, sons, grandkids and wife. In their smiles and laughter you will see his soul and feel his warmth leaving his legacy on the pages of time.
Family and friends will honor & celebrate Joseph’s life at the Evans Life Celebration Home – 8800 Harford Road, Parkville MD on Monday, October 19, 2020 with a Receiving of Friends from 6-9pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church – 8420 Belair Road, Baltimore MD on Wednesday, October 21st at 10am. The family kindly requests that everybody attending maintains a safe social distance while wearing a mask. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evansfuneralchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities of Baltimore food pantries at https://www.catholiccharities-md.org/services/food-pantries
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