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Philip P. Pastore Jr.

June 18, 1925 July 17, 2018
Philip  P. Pastore Jr.
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Obituary for Philip P. Pastore Jr.

Philip P. Pastore Jr., 93, of Batavia, the owner of the Pok-A-Dot Restaurant and the original owner of Sunny’s Restaurant passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the United Memorial Medical Center with his wife and children by his bedside. He was the son of the late former Supervisor Philip P. Pastore Sr. and Georgia (Frongetta) Pastore; son-in-law of Leo and Mary Azzi.

Mr. Pastore was a graduate of Batavia High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He trained as a Marine and a Navy SeaBee. During his time he was stationed in Saipan of the Marshall Islands, Hawaiian Islands and was in the invasion of Okinawa and stationed there until the end of the war.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Batavia and was hired at the Massey Harris Company and became the head Blacksmith. While there, he and his friend, Joseph Marone decided to open a little “Hot Dog” stand they called it the Pok-A-Dot. He ran it for over 65 years. A few years later they decided to open Sunny’s Restaurant & Lounge in the Genesee Country Mall and operated it for 25 years. The Pok-A-Dot and its owners were recognized by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation for outstanding service to the Italian Community of Genesee County.

He was an avid sportsman, having played basketball with the “5th Warders” team. He bowled with and sponsored the Pok-A-Dot bowling team. Phil won medals for table tennis and was an amazing tennis player. Golf was his game, his friends called him ‘Fairway Phil” and was the oldest golfer and member of the Batavia Country Club. He was a former member of St. Anthony’s Holy Name Society and a member of Ascension Parish.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years; Leona (Azzi) Pastore of Batavia; six children Michael (Nancy) Pastore of Key West, FL., Paulette Pontillo of West Palm Beach, FL., Georgeann (David) Hartman of Nashville, TN., Phyllis (Timothy) Beers Sr. of Denver, CO., Patricia Olverd of Warsaw, Vincent (Kayleen) Pastore of Le Roy; Aunt Lena Pastore of FL.; sisters-in-law Matilda Syracuse and Virginia Bass; grandchildren Micah Pastore, Timothy (Gretchen) Pastore, Alysia (David) Thibault, Jamie Wortzman, Tony Pontillo, Philip Pontillo, Gary Call Hanley, Timothy (Sara) Beers Jr., Georgia Lee (Marc) Graham, Jessica (David) Blum, Ashley (Jared) Parkey and David Olverd Jr. along with several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter; Delilah Rae Graham.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 2:00-6:00PM at Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020. A 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 23rd at Ascension Parish 19 Sumner St. in Batavia. Mr. Pastore will be laid to rest in St. Joseph’s Cemetery with full Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads House PO Box 403 Batavia, NY 14021 or Ascension Parish at the address listed above. For more information please call 585-343-8260 or to leave a message of condolence please visit Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

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2:00 PM 7/22/2018 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7/22/2018 6:00:00 PM
Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.

329-333 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc.
329-333 West Main Street Batavia 14020 NY
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




10:00 AM 7/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
Ascension Parish

15 Sumner St.
Batavia, New York 14020

Ascension Parish
15 Sumner St. Batavia 14020 New York
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

Ellicot Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Ellicot Street Batavia 14020 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ascension Parish

15 Sumner St.
Batavia, New York 14020

Crossroads House

PO BOX 403
11 Liberty St.
Batavia, NY 14020

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