Reynaldo D. ‘Rey’ Pasco, 72, career sailor who led by example

Reynaldo D. 'Rey' Pasco
Reynaldo D. ‘Rey’ Pasco

Reynaldo D. “Rey” Pasco, 72, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Virginia Beach.

The oldest of 10 siblings, Rey was a kind, loving, generous husband, brother, father and uncle.

A career sailor and veteran of the Vietnam War, he retired from the U.S. Navy in March 1995 after 30 years of honorable service, both in the enlisted and officer ranks. Chief Warrant Officer (CWO4) Pasco served over 10 deployments on various ships including the USS Guam, USS Iwo Jima, USS Inchon and USS Proteus. A highlight of his U.S. Navy career was being named Sailor of the Year at Naval Station Guam. He was the personal property director at Naval Station Subic Bay and a recruiter at Navy Recruiting District, Richmond. He served his last duty assignment at Fleet Training Center Dam Neck, where he retired from active duty.

He married Yolanda De Leon in Las Piñas, Rizal, Philippines in 1971 and was a kind and loving husband and father. Rey was a passionate leader who led by example. He was a proud Filipino-American, cherished community service and was gracious with his time and energy.

He is survived by his wife, Yollie; sons, Will and Joe; seven siblings, Myrna, Luth, Mitch, Rusty, Flory, Aurora, Edith and Marty; 11 nieces and nephews. He was was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryll Marie; sister, (Dolly); niece, Tina Marie; and parents, Mike and Ching Pasco.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Princess Anne Chapel, 3445 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, with visitation from 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1396 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach.

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