Carole Steimer Pastrick, 91, of Duquesne, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at home, after a wonderful life filled with love for family, friends, and adventures. An excellent seamstress, Carole designed and created many bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns, and prom dresses; contributed to the costumes of the Junior Tamburitzans of Duquesne and the PIFAI Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh; and created outfits for the Pirate Parrot in the mid-1980s. A member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne, she was a longtime member of its choir, member of the Christian Mothers, past president of the Easter Seals Auxiliary, and a former employee of JoAnn Fabrics.
In her later years, Carole enjoyed traveling with family and friends including several trips to Alaska and Europe, but her favorite place would always be Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. She especially enjoyed time there beginning in 1939 with her Mum and Dad, brothers, sister, cousins, and friends, and later with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
A daughter of the late Edward and Mary Weber Steimer, she was born March 28, 1931, in Duquesne. Wife of the late Albert F. Pastrick who died in 2008, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward (Ted) Pastrick in 1997. She is survived by children, Jennifer Pastrick of Confluence, Merle Pastrick Linn of West Mifflin, Jason Pastrick of Boulder, CO, Alison (Al) Pastrick Marschke of Franklin Park, and Kirsten A. (Tom Funk) Pastrick, Shannon L. Pastrick and Eric D. Pastrick of Duquesne; grandchildren, Abigail (Jason) Linn Evey, Eric P. (Tiffany) Linn Jr., Brian E. (Jamie) Linn, and Caroline Marschke; five great grandchildren; sister, Mary Steimer Dale of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Jean Steimer of Ligonier; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Jr., Joseph (Esther), Merl (Pola), Glenn (Reath), Jean (Joan), Orvis, Paul (Marcie) and Felix.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Avenue in Duquesne. A blessing service there on Friday at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Joseph Church in Duquesne with the Rev. John McKenna as celebrant. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the former United Cerebral Palsy Foundation now known as CLASS (Community Living and Support Services), 1400 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.