Janet Marie Pascasio
November 7, 1956 – September 28, 2020
Janet Marie Pascasio of Wichita Falls passed from this life on September 28, 2020. She was 63 years of age. Janet was born in Kileen, Texas on November 7, 1956 to Edgar Pascasio and Mary Tom Robinson Pascasio. She graduated from J.J. Pierce High School in Richardson in 1975, and earned her Associates Degree from UT Dallas. Janet moved to Wichita Falls just recently, and had made her home in Garland/Richardson for her lifetime. She was an independent and self-sufficient person who lived life to the fullest every day. She was passionate about her career as a professional travel agent, and worked with Campbell Travel Agency in Dallas. In her thirty-plus years in travel, she saw the world. She travelled to exciting destinations, and among her favorites were Egypt, Italy, Greece, France and England. She invited her mother to accompany her on many of the excursions, and Janet loved to tell stories about the ways her mother was guilty of getting them into serious trouble. One of her favorite accounts was a time when she and her mother were going through customs in Greece, and when Janet said she had nothing to declare, her mother spoke up and said, “Oh yes! We have the uzi!” When the customs agent recovered from the shock, Janet quickly reversed the serious situation and told her mother that he was mistaken, and that they had purchased a bottle of Ouzo, the Greek aperitif. This trip to Greece also presented an interesting confrontation with a cab driver, and Janet’s driving around Greece with no knowledge of their cars or their laws, and she adamantly said that she would just wing it. She loved to drive fast, and boasted that she was Mario Andretti. She drove the Autobahn in Germany, and drove the Dallas freeways as though they were the Autobahn. Janet loved animals, and cherished her Bella Marie. Janet’s parents, Edgar and Mary Tom Pacasio, preceded her in death, along with her maternal grandparents, Homer and Bertha Robinson, and paternal grandparents, Anthony and Filomena Pascasio. Survivors are her cousin Julie Cassity and husband Kent; cousin Cheri Caviness; brothers Robert Pascasio and wife Vicki, and Edgar Pascasio and wife Jarita; her aunts, Yvonne Wagenfuehr and Betty McGuire; several other cousins, and nieces and nephews; and special friends Janet Lynn Grun, Debbie McDonald and her coworkers. As per Janet’s request, there will be no funeral service or memorial. Janet’s family extends gratitude to Cheri Caviness for generously sharing her expertise in Medicare with Janet, and securing the recommended treatment for ALS. They also thank the hospice nurses for their special love and care: Ruth, Cici, Erika, Lorena, and everyone at hospice. The family, on Janet’s behalf, requests that memorial donations be made to the ALS Association or to Hospice of Wichita Falls. Online condolences or memories may be shared at www.hamptonvaughancrestview.com.
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Janet Marie Pascasio
October 4, 2020
Janet Marie was my childhood companion from age 4 to age 16 when the Pascasio Family lived 2 doors down on Atwater Drive. Both of us being "Janets"...and age "4"......we were "double trouble"....or twice the delight! Her infectious laugh, her ability to sum up a solution quickly, and her ever ending compassion to others is something I will always remember and cherish about her. Up unto the end, we would still tease each other like sisters - - Julie included - - and she took her illness as with a "oh well, that's just the way it is" sort of outlook. I will miss my baby sister .... I am so disappointed that COVID made it difficult for me to travel to see her and take care of her for awhile. She's in better hands now.....and I have great comfort knowing she's at peace, with her family, and will on at the right hand of our Lord and Savior.
October 1, 2020
My heart hurts that I’ve lost my friend. Janet was a part of my life for so long and we went thru so many things together. While in the travel industry together we formed a great partnership and had a lot of fun along the way.
From our 2 hour lunches going to the movies to working out a schedule where we didn’t have to work every day. And outside of work we became great friends. No matter how much time passed in between seeing each other we just picked right up where we left off. Our Friday happy hours were some of the best. The first thing Janet would tell the server was “We like to talk. We’re going to be here a while”. And we’d be there 2-3 hours easy. We would talk and eat and laugh and if you knew Janet, you knew her laugh.
Janet and I shared a love of dogs and she never hesitated to come dog sit for me. We also shared a love of cooking and she was always eager to help host a party with me and plan the menu.
I wish I’d had more time with her and been able to do more together, we’d of had a blast being two old ladies, but I will forever be grateful she came into my life and that I have the memories that I do. To my friend I love you and miss you.