Pascal Desmares

February 11, 1959December 6, 2012

LAKEWOOD - PASCAL DESMARES died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Community medical Center in Toms River. He was 53.

Born in Saint Nazaire, France, he moved to the United States in 1973 and resided in Clifton, NJ until moving to Lakewood in 2005. Pascal was a Veteran of the US Army, working as a waiter for a majority of his life after being discharged.

Surviving are his parents: Harold and Danielle Rachesky of Lakewood; a sister Jill Edlich and her husband Robert of Winchester, VA; and their children: Sophie, Nicole & Joseph Capizzo and Stephanie Edlich.

Graveside services will be held under the direction of D’Elia Funeral Home, Route 70 & Vermont Ave., Lakewood on Sunday at 11:30AM at King Solomon Cemetery, Clifton. Interment will follow.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 4-6PM. For more information or to post a tribute online, please visit


  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 9, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 8, 2012

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Cathy Yannelli

January 10, 2013

Dear Hal & Danielle,
Charlie & I were stunned to learn of Pascal's passing. We were fortunate to meet him at Via Amalfi when he was our waiter. When he learned we were from the Enclave, he immediately told us he also resided there with you. He left a lasting impression on us. He will live on in your hearts forever. Our deepest sympathy to both of you.
Cathy & Charlie Yannelli

Joy Riccio

December 7, 2012

Pascal you became a true friend in a short amount of time. You knew what life was about... each other. Although we mourn your loss heaven has gained a treasure. Until we meet again friend.

Carlo Boemio

December 7, 2012

Pascal, you were always a character. A great guy, great personality, huge heart. The only good that I can think of that can come of this is that I'm sure one day, in your characteristically jolly way, you'll give me a tour and show me what heaven is like. May god rest your soul and shine upon your family through this time of healing.
It was an honor to have known you. Take care.