Stephen R. Pasko was born in 1925 in Phoenixville. He was a member of Sacred Heart school and attended Phoenixville High school. He had four siblings. His entire family was very patriotic as evidenced by their dedication to duty. Their war involvement includes:
S 2-C Andrew J. Pasko, Seattle, Washington
Pfc. John Pasko, in Burma
Pvt. Michael Pasko, Fort Warren, Massachusetts
E. Francis Pasko, Wyoming
S-Sgt. Paul A. Pasko, Daniels Field, Georgia
Ann Bickhart, wife of Alfred Bickhart. Bickhart was a Private First Class in the Army in Belgium
Before entering the service, he was employed by AP DeSanno and Son.
Stephen was inducted into the Army on November 23, 1943. He received his basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama and afterward, served with an infantry unit that was sent overseas in April, 1944.
Stephen's parents received a telegram in October that their son was killed in action in Italy on September 30, 1944. Funeral services for this 19 year old hero were held on November 18, 1948 in Phoenixville. High Requiem Mass was conducted at the Sacred Heart Church with burial in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.