Official Obituary of

Dawn E. (Schuman) Pastva

February 29, 2024
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Dawn Pastva Obituary


PASTVA – Dawn E. (nee: Schuman)

April 15, 1955 – February 29, 2024

Of Kenmore, New York

Beloved wife of 50 years to Robert M. Pastva; Dear mother of Stephanie (Scott) Millsap, Robin Ortiz and Christina (fiancé Jason) Pastva; Loving grandmother of Aaron, Katie, Kimberly, Brianna, Rafael, Selena, Leo and Noah; Sister of Dennis (Noy) Schuman and Dwayne Schuman; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Dawn dedicated 13 years of her life to serving as a QuitLine coach for NYS, assisting numerous individuals in their journey to quit smoking. A true artist at heart, she found multiple ways to express herself.  Dawn was an excellent and creative cook. Her passion for creating handcrafted jewelry led her to win esteemed awards in Western New York. She took pleasure in crafting hand-knit items for friends and family.  She loved to travel the world and would combine travel with volunteer work overseas.  She was always a daring free-spirit.  Dawn's creativity, kindness, and dedication to helping others will always be remembered by those whose lives she touched.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held on Monday, March 4 from 3:30 - 5:30pm at the Church of the Advent 54 Delaware Rd, Kenmore, NY 14217

In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you consider making a donation to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in her honor:

  Honor A Loved One | Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center - Buffalo, NY



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Celebration of Life
March 4, 2024

3:30 PM
Church of the Advent
54 Delaware Road
Kenmore, NY 14217


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