Carl "Rudy" PastoreckOctober 17, 2015
Carl "Rudy" Pastoreck of Hampden, MA passed away in the comfort of his own home on Saturday evening, October 17, 2015 at the age of 71. Rudy was born April 14, 1944 in Springfield, MA to the late Shirley F. and Rudolph C. Pastoreck of Indian Orchard. Rudy was a prominent and well-known figure in the classic car community across the country for over 50 years. His legacy began at a young age while operating an Atlantic-Richfield gas station in Springfield. He then opened his first business, Rudy's Auto Sales, in Springfield selling mainly Corvettes.
He next started Auto Imports and Arctic Cat West dealerships on Riverdale Rd. in West Springfield where he pursued his love for snowmobile racing. Rudy continued his passion when opening his beloved Classic MotorCar Company at a few different locations in the Western Mass area selling strictly antique, classic, collector and custom cars. In 2004 the business was moved to Webster, MA where it will continue to be operated in his memory. Rudy was well known for his extensive knowledge and expertise of classic cars, antiques, memorabilia and vintage collectibles. He enjoyed traveling all over the country in his motorcoach for car shows and auctions, spending time with his family and friends talking and bickering about cars while trading stories of the "good ole' days". He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he's touched throughout the years. Rudy is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia A. Pastoreck, their son Christopher, his daughter Angela Murray and her husband Steve of Springfield, his son David of Indian Orchard, his brother Robert Pastoreck of Venice, FL, his Uncle John Tyler, his grandchildren and nieces and nephews. His loving dog Ellie May will continue to keep his bed side warm. Visitation will be held Friday, October 23rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Wilbraham Funeral Home, 2551 Boston Rd., Wilbraham. Family and friends may meet for Rudy’s Funeral Mass on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In honor and memory of Rudy, we encourage all to please "Cruise" their own classic cars to both the wake and funeral for his procession. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Mary's Sanctuary Fund, 27 Somers Rd., Hampden, MA, 01036.