Myra Jane Pascarella, born on February 20, 1945, passed away on February 14, 2017 at the age of 71.
Through God’s grace, Myra spent her final days in this world surrounded by her whole family. She passed away 5 years to the day after her sister Alta (known to her family as Dutty), with whom she is now reunited. She also rejoins her parents Elsie Marie and Roy Pangburn Johnson and her sister Leona Roberts. With so much love for her in this life and the next, it is only fitting that Myra entered the Kingdom of God on Valentine’s Day.
After raising her own children, Myra turned to sharing in the lives of her ten grandchildren. As her long, faithful, and fruitful marriage can attest, she had a deep and everlasting love for her husband John, and will certainly watch over him from Heaven until they are reunited in God’s Kingdom. To her children, she gave an abundance of love throughout their lives, from their early days as infants to the days when they had children of their own. She was further blessed to be a grandmother to ten grandchildren, who allowed her to draw upon the experiences of her own life and help each of them as only she could through her love. Myra gave her whole heart to her family, and she will live in their hearts until they are all reunited in the next life.
Myra is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, John Joseph Pascarella; their children James, Mark, Scott, and Melissa (Lowry); daughters-in-law Maria, Holly, and Heather; son-in-law Phillip; grandchildren John Antonio, Michael, David, Joseph, Brian, Lauren, Ashley, Allison, Erin, and Amanda, ages 9 to 29. She is also survived by her brother Dennis Johnson of Fellsburg, PA, as well as many distant family members and friends who loved her dearly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. www.stjude.org