Daniel W. Pasco, 72, of Hudson and a longtime Red Hook area resident, passed away on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson.
Born on June 27th, 1944, in Corvallis, OR, he was the son of the late Peter D and Virginia (Morse) Pasco. Daniel married Gwen Gardner on July 3, 1982 in Ghent, NY, and she survives at home in Hudson.
Daniel served in the United States Air Force Military Police.
For many years and until his retirement, Dan worked as a 2nd Level Social Studies Teacher at Red Hook High School in Red Hook, NY. Following his retirement, and for the next 25 years, Dan was an entrepreneur- he owned and operated "The Outpost"; a discount beverage store in Livingston, NY; Pasco Screen Printing; a Bed and Breakfast; and the Moosehead Tavern in Claverack. Dan also was an owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses.
Always active, Dan was a former member of the Red Hook VFW Post # 7765. He coached both Red Hook High School Football and Baseball, he played softball for many years throughout the Hudson Valley, and is a member of the Hudson Valley Softball "Hall of Fame".
In addition to his loving wife Gwen, he is survived by his children; Peter (Victoria) Pasco of Germantown, NY, Ashley Pasco of Hudson, NY, Katarina Pasco of Hudson, NY, and Lance Drake of Lynchburg, VA; a sister, Linda Hamilton of Saratoga, NY; two brothers, Ronald Pasco of Augusta, ME, and Gary Pasco of Red Hook, NY; his grandchildren, Caitlin (Adam) Rice of Philmont, NY, Alyssa, Kelsey, Dana, and Brady Pasco- all of Germantown, NY; along with nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm. A Celebration of Dan's life with Military Honors will be held at 7 pm. Interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in Daniel's memory to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation- PO Box 834, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or on their website at: trfinc.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.