In Memory

Joe Pasi

Joe Pasi

From Page 1 of the Altoona Mirror (10/15/84):


Blair County man run over by train

CRESSON - A Hollidaysburg man was killed by a Conrail freight train along the mainline tracks between Lilly and Cresson Sunday Morning (10/14/84)

   Joseph A. Pasi Jr., 23, of Box 625, Hollidaysburg RD 1, was pronounced dead at scene at 6:03 a.m. of massive head injuries by Cambria County Coroner John Barron.  (Obituary on Page B3.)

   Cresson Township police said Pasi was wrapped in a blanket and lying next to track 3 with his right leg over one of the tracks when the train struck him.

   Police said Pasi reportedly had left a friend's house at 5 a.m. and was walking from Lilly toward Cresson to Mt. Aloysius College, where he was a student.

   Police are investigating whether Pasi slipped and fell or intentionally stopped to rest and fell asleep.