Ezra B. Pastro

Homer resident Ezra B. Pastro, 40, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Christian Community Church in Homer. Pastor Bill Williams will officiate. A potluck will follow the services.

Ezra was born Sept. 14, 1973, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He moved with his family to Alaska in September 1975, and lived in Anchorage. In 1981, he moved to Anchor Point until June 1992, when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.  He returned to Anchor Point in 1996, after being discharged from the Marines and then settled in Homer in 2011.

Ezra was working as a security guard at South Peninsula Hospital at the time of his passing. He was an avid online gamer and had recently taken up fishing again.

“Ezra will be fondly remembered for his unique sense of humor, kind heart and generosity. He had recently met a woman who completed him and brought him much happiness. He was proud to be called a Marine and he will be missed,” his family wrote.

Ezra is survived by his parents, James and Deborah Pastro of Homer; girlfriend, Martha Roderick of Homer; brother and sister-in-law, Josiah and Summer Pastro of Anchorage; and brother, Nicholas Kvasnikoff of Homer.