Jose "Joe" P. Pastagal Jr.

August 27, 1945April 8, 2021
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Jose "Joe" P. Pastagal, Jr, 75, of Greensburg, Indiana passed away on April 8, 2021 at IU Health Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born on August 27, 1945 in Gloucester, MA the son of Jose P. Sr. and Grace O. (Riley) Pastagal. Joe was a 1965 graduate of Gloucester High School. He served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Electrician from 1965-1969, and he was a graduate of Indiana Vocational Technical College.

While flying standby for a 10 day leave home, he met, Shirley Brown, the love of his life. They married January 2, 1969, in Greensburg, Indiana, where they made their home. He was a Maintenance Technician II at Decatur County Memorial Hospital for 35 1/2 years. He enjoyed watching football and basketball, boating and traveling to Portugal and Caribbean Islands. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his special girl, Zoe. He will be greatly missed by his Dutch Shepherd, Ivy. Joe served on the Greensburg YMCA Board and Greensburg United Methodist Church Trustees.

He is survived by his Wife, Shirley Pastagal; Special granddaughter, Zoe Peters; Brother, Andrew (Kathy) Pastagal, Sr., Gloucester, MA; Nephews, Eric (Felicia, deceased) Pastagal and Peter (Dawn) Pastagal, Gloucester, MA, Andy Pastagal, Jr., Scottsdale, AZ and Joseph Pastagal, San Diego, CA; Two great nieces and Two great nephews of MA. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Wayne G. Pastagal and Herbert P. Pastagal; grandparents, Herbert and Elmira (Machado) Riley; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Ellen Brown.

A Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral at 1:00 pm with Rev. Chris Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family or Greensburg United Methodist Church. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. A virtual service will be available on the Gilliland Howe Funeral Home Facebook page.


  • Jose P. Pastagal, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Grace O. (Riley) Pastagal, Mother (deceased)
  • Shirley (Brown) Pastagal, Wife
  • Zoe Peters, Special Grandchild
  • Andrew (Kathy) Pastagal, Sr., Brother
  • Eric (Felicia, deceased) Pastagal, Nephew
  • Peter (Dawn) Pastagal, Nephew
  • Andy Pastagal, Jr., Nephew
  • Joseph Pastagal, Nephew
  • Wayne G. Pastagal, Brother (deceased)
  • Herbert P. Pastagal, Brother (deceased)
  • Herbert Riley, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Elmira (Machado) Riley, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Floyd Brown, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Ellen Brown, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Joe is also survived by two Great-Nieces and two Great-Nephews.

  • Mike Brown
  • Sheldon Roberts
  • Eric Peters
  • Larry Hunter
  • Michael Prince
  • Greg Joyce

  • To The Family
  • United Methodist Church


  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Facebook Live Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021


  • Burial

    Friday, April 16, 2021


Jose "Joe" P. Pastagal Jr.

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Marge Kleinke

April 23, 2021

It’s too difficult to say goodbye to friends so I’m not going to say it. Instead I’ll say farewell for now until we meet again. . Squeeze Bob for me and tell him I’ll see him when my time here is done. You two behave now. RIP Joe. ♥️🙏🏻

Andrew and Kathy Pastagal

April 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss him too. I loved joe dearly and I thought of him as a great guy. I wish I could be there. I think about ourselves growing up and having fun together with my brother and Matt. I have joe in my mind and heart. Wish we had spent more time together. I hope that we can keep in touch and hope that we can see you again. Andrew

Sharon Pratt

April 17, 2021

Shirley and family,
I am sorry to hear of Joe's passing. You and your family are in my prayers during this most difficult time.

Marj Willer

April 14, 2021

Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Joe. I knew Joe for many years as we both worked at DCMH. He was always smiling and willing to help. He will surely be greatly missed.

carol blankman

April 13, 2021

Shirley, I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe will definitely be missed. I enjoyed knowing Joe for quite a few years when we met while I was working at the senior center. He was so kind and very knowledgeable. He always had a big smile on his face and had encouraging words to say. Prayers of peace and comfort to you and your family

Debbie Gilbert

April 13, 2021

Shirley sending our condolences Joe was a great guy Alvin & Debbie Gilbert

Bill Bate

April 13, 2021

Joe was a great friend. It was a pleasure to to see him in the hallways at the hospital and at church. I count it as a blessing to have known both of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Carlene Bate
417 Winged Foot Drive
Lufkin, Texas

June Ryle

April 12, 2021

My deepest heartfelt sympathy dear Shirley. May our Almighty Father wrap his loving arms around you through this very difficult time. Love, hugs and prayers dear friend. 🙏

Jeff and Cindy Moore

April 12, 2021

Dear Shirley please accept our deepest sympathies in the passing of your precious Joe. We will certainly miss seeing him and his wonderful smile and humor. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Beverley Zimmerman

April 12, 2021

Jeff and I were so sorry to here of Joe passing last week
I was told by your friend Bonnie Holzbacher at Church
Sunday. Our Love and Prayers are with you at this time
of your loss🙏🙏

Jeff & Bev Zimmerman