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Anthony E. Pasek

January 29, 1958 - May 11, 2020

Retired Corporal for the Branchburg Police Department


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Obituaries » Anthony E. Pasek

Anthony has seen his last sunset on earth.

To his friends and family, he was ferociously loyal. He was tender, adventurous, and mischievous. He was passionate and intense about life and learning.

Anthony wanted to be a police officer since he was 5 years old. He fulfilled this dream beginning in 1977 when he joined the Edison, NJ Police Reserves. He attended the 172nd class of the NJ State Police Academy in 1981, and following graduation served a short time in the NJ State Police. For the next 28 years, he proudly served Branchburg Township where he retired as a Corporal in 2008. Anthony was a member of the Essex County Emerald Society, Honor Legion, Fraternal Order of Police and PBA.

Education and continuous learning were important to him. He held several degrees from various universities including Middlesex County College, Seton Hall University, Kean University, and Delaware Technical Community College.

Anthony loved music; he played, taught, and repaired drums for more than 50 years. He loved NPR and the NY Times, the Jersey shore, Lewes, DE and Clearwater, FL. He had a passion for energy conservation and was environmentally focused.

Anthony was predeceased by his parents, Emily and Walter Pasek, as well as his beloved sister, Barbara Daro.

He leaves behind his wife, Donna, brothers-in-law: Greg Daro, Frank Picorale, Ed Picorale, John Picorale, Scott Anderson, Shawn Reilly and sisters-in-law, Karen Anderson, Barbara Picorale, Denise Picorale and Terry Picorale, as well as 15 nieces and nephews, all of whom he adored and deeply loved. And friends, too numerous to count, but all deeply treasured.

We drank, we laughed, we loved, we explored, let us remember him in every sunset.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Shark Stewards. – or a charity of your choice.