Melrose – Buddy Pastor, 86, of Melrose, Florida, passed away this past Sunday morning May 30, 2021, at the home he built nearly 40 years ago. He was surrounded by his loving family as he peacefully passed away after a long battle with dementia and other health issues.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Minnie and Louis Pastor. Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Ann; his 3 children, Dean, Michael, and Kim; his 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Joanna, Nina, Louis, Daniel, and Katie; and his 5 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Logan, Aubrie, Violet and Caius.
Buddy was a craftsman, building the very home that he shared with the love of his life, Ann, for the past 40 years. He fixed, built, and modified cars, motorcycles, hotrods, and other assorted vehicles.
He showed great passion in all that he did. Each day as he worked from his home shop, he would stop his projects to walk down and open the gate for Ann after her long drive home from work at the VA hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
Whether you called him Buddy, Dad, Pop, or Father, he would be there to help, support and love.
Dad, you were loved and will be missed.
The family will host a celebration of life at the family home in Melrose, FL, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 5th, for friends and family. A military honor service at Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, will take place on Monday, June 7th, 2021.
In leu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Haven Hospice https://beyourhave.org/donate
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL. 32601 www.milamfh.com