John Pasko

Obituary of John Anthony Pasko

John Anthony Pasko, 59, beloved husband of Natasha Lee (Ward) Pasko, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by the love and support of his family on Thursday, December 14, 2023.  Born in Charleston, WV to the late Robert and Tessie (Lewis) Pasko, he leaves his childhood friend and wife, Natasha, his in-laws, Earl and Jackie Ward, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Kristal Ward, 5 nieces and 1 nephew, a sister, Vickie (Mark) Sullivan, colleagues, friends and a community he so proudly served. He was brother of the late, Robert Pasko, II. 

John honorably served the Melbourne Police department initially as a reserve for 2 years and 23 years fully sworn on March 2, 1992 with courage, honor and valor before retiring on July 28, 2015. As part of his relentless dedication he worked on the DEA task force, he was a successful hostage negotiater and he led a pharmaceutical diversion team. John was the founder and CEO of Families of the Shield, a committment to diligently meet the needs of injured officers, their family members, as well as assisting other community members in today’s most troubling and difficult times. It was in January 2010, the long-lived vision became a reality and Families of the Shield, Inc., was born. Whether it was financial or other monetary valued items or emotional support, he was there to help.  He cared so much for his family and would always part a conversation with, "Be Safe". 

Please join the Pasko and brothers & sisters in blue law enforcement families as we honor the life of John with A Celebration of Life at  3:00pm Saturday, January 6, 2024 at AMMEN FAMILY CREMATION & FUNERAL Care, 950 Malabar Road SE, Palm Bay.   Burial will be private. 


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