James T. PascarellaNovember 02,2013
James T. Pascarella
CHARLESTON, S.C. — As the first snow of the season fell at his favorite skiing spot, James Thomas Pascarella passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, after a valiant battle with gastric cancer, with his parents and siblings by his side.
J.T. was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Feb. 19, 1974, and spent a happy childhood in Vermont where he developed a love for the outdoors and fostered lifelong friendships, most notably with Ethan Gaston, Marty Murphy, and Mark Rochefort.
J.T. dearly loved his sons. He was passionate about skiing, golf, fishing, creating unique culinary recipes, and he had a life-long affair with peanut butter. He was also known to place a bet or two at casinos across the eastern seaboard. His eclectic resume included being an award-winning car salesman, a ski patrolman, a ski shop manager, and a chef at the Sugarbush Resort in Vermont. He has also worked as a chef in Connecticut and, most recently, in downtown Charleston, S.C.
J.T. is survived by his sons, Tyler and Logan Pascarella; his parents, James and Janis (Uccellini) Pascarella of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; sister, Stephanie Pascarella and husband, Nihar Patel of Isle of Palms, S.C.; brother, Bert “John” Pascarella of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; grandmother, Frances Pascarella of Trumbull, Conn.; and wife, Tamara Slogeris of Charleston, S.C. He was predeceased by his birth-mother, Donna (Lawler) Pascarella. He will also be missed by his nieces, Violet and Valentina, many relatives, friends, and loved ones.
Memorial services for J.T. will be held during the autumn of 2014, at his favorite ski mountain, Sugarbush, Vermont. Anyone wishing to attend this celebration, or share their memories of what made J.T. so special, should contact John Pascarella.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that a contribution be made in J.T.’s name to Hospice Center of Charleston, 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, where J.T. was able to find peace.
Expressions of sympathy can be shared through the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home’s online guest book available at www.mcalister-smith.com.
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