Mike Pashia

mike pashia

December 13, 1967 ~ May 21, 2023

Born in: Centerville, IL
Resided in: Sorento, IL


Mike Pashia, 55, of Sorento, IL passed away at his home, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, with his loving family at his side. He was the son of Joseph and Vella (Niswonger) Pashia. He married Christina Jo Paul on January 31, 2015, in Sorento, IL.

Family was very important to Mike, being one of six children, there was always lots of camaraderie.  Just about every Sunday was filled with big family dinners, competitive UNO card games, laughter, and practical jokes. Mike had a larger-than-life personality.  Everyone who met Mike said that ‘He was the funniest guy they ever met!’

In High School Mike played the trumpet in the Marching Band, football, and baseball.  Following high school, Mike served in the Navy as a radioman on the Destroyer U.S.S. Waddell and fought in the Persian Gulf War.

Mike began his career in the prison system as a Correctional Officer in 1993.  He retired from FCI Greenville after 30 years of service in 2020.  He was loved by his fellow officers and will be remembered as having a great work ethic, funny personality, and ‘always had our backs!’

He met Christina, the love of his life, in 2010.  Mike was an amazing father to her two children.  He loved his home and was always working on an outdoor project.  “Anything for Christina,” Mike would say, but his biggest joy was their granddaughter, Rori.  “My Bugger” as he called her.  PawPaw and Rori had a very special bond, and his last few years were spent spoiling her endlessly.

Mike leaves the family with so many funny memories and special moments. He will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and a great nephew, Trey Krodinger.

He is survived by his wife, Christina Pashia of Sorento, IL, his children, Brendan Pashia of Festus, MO, Hunter (Morgan Zbinden) Booth of Hillsboro, IL, Lexi Booth of Sorento, IL, granddaughter, Aurora Booth of Hillsboro, IL, and siblings, Robert (Sandra) Pashia of Union, MO, Catherine (Kevin) Bone of Farmington, MO, Stephen Pashia of Belleville, IL, Barbara (Fred) Lyles of De Soto, MO, and Mary (Gregory) Basse of St. Louis, MO.

A Celebration of Life will be hosted by the family on Monday, May 29, 2023, at the Michael and Christina Pashia residence, from noon until 2:00 pm.

Memorials may be given to the Bond County Hospice, 1520 S. 4th St., Greenville, IL 62246.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories or offer condolences to the family.


Celebration of Life: May 29, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mike and Christina Pashia Residence
127 Sunnyside Ave
Sorento, IL

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Mike Pashia 's name.

Bond County Hospice

1520 S. 4th St
Greenville, IL

Memories Timeline


  1. Light a CandleSo sorry for your loss…he was a great mentor and such a great guy all around. You are in my thoughts be prayers…

  2. Light a CandleRest in peace, Mike. Thank you for all the years we worked together, knowing you had my back. On my worst days you could always make me smile. Prayers for the family.

  3. Light a CandleI was fortunate to have met Mike when he worked for me in the Special Housing unit at FCI Greenville He was a great person and a hard worker. He will be missed.

  4. Light a CandleI was so saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts at this terrible time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  5. Light a CandleThe good ones always seem to be taken too soon. Mike thank you for always having our backs, the direction, and encouragement you gave to all of us still behind the walls. You always knew when Mike entered a room. But I was always impressed with how big his heart was. That’s how I will remember you my friend. May our merciful Lord provide peace and comfort to Mike’s family and friends.

  6. Light a CandleIt was a good time serving with you Mike Pashia aboard the USS Waddell up in the Radio shack. I wish I could of taken you fishing like you wanted to.here in Texas. You will be sorely missed. See you down the road someday brother.

  7. Light a CandleLloyd and I worked with Mike at Greenville. He could always make you laugh. RIP brother. Condolences to the family.

  8. Light a CandlePapa Bear, you are already missed. Luv you. So sorry for your loss. I will miss hearing, “dang rookie, quit making me laugh I am trying to be mad and make people stay away.” Me every time,” but I love you papa bear”. While both are shooting the bird at each other followed by an uncontrollable laugh.

  9. Only had a 2 year overlap when activating FCI Greenville. Brief time, but Mike is remembered as highly professional and dedicated to his work. One of the “good guys” at the FCI.

  10. Light a CandleI am sorry about Mike passing ……I remember vividly his sense of humor ….especially the day he was promoted to Senior Officer when Mr. Gilkey ( Warden ) intentionally called his name last that was the first day I saw him sweat wondering if he would be promoted otherwise he always was the ” macho ” guy to go to…….He always took care of business and very pleasant to be around with a gooooood sense of humor ….He was a goooooooood man period .
    May your Soul Rest In Peace ……Mike . And to the family please accept my condolences .

  11. Light a CandleMike,
    I will happily remember you as witty, kind and the first person to ever ask me to play street hockey and your love for the Blues.

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