DIXON – Michael P. Pasley, 47, of Dixon, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
He was born Aug. 30, 1966, in Mexico, Mo., the son of James Gordon and Margaret (Becker) Pasley. Mike was a social studies teacher at Amboy High School for the past 10 years, where he had coached basketball and baseball, and served as a senior class adviser. He also was the public address announcer for Amboy High School football and basketball games. He worked at Quincy Medical Group, and was a fixture at Quincy Notre Dame High School. He coached Dixon Dynamite Girls Fast Pitch 10U and 14U teams, and volunteered with the Dixon YMCA Dolphin Swim Team. Mike loved watching his daughters’ many extracurricular activities. Mike was a member of the Illinois Education Association.
He wrote sports articles for the Moline Dispatch, the Quincy Herald Whig, and Sauk Valley Newspapers.
He married Sara Hartl on Aug. 10, 1996, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy.
Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Erin, Elise, Erica, and Emeri, all at home; his parents of Quincy; two brothers, Kevin Pasley of Reno, Nev.; and Alan (Tracy) Pasley of Springfield; and one sister, Annette (Michael) Bruns of Quincy.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church’s Holloway Center in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with Deacon Bill Lemmer officiating. Visitation also will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Quincy.
A memorial has been established for the education of his daughters or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.