Dallas, Texas – Carl Michael Pactor passed away peacefully Friday morning, March 31. He was 81.
A Service at the Grave will be held at 12:30 pm Friday, April 7, in the Beth-El Section of Greenwood Memorial Park, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.
Born in Houston Michael was the beloved son of Morris and Sara Siegel Pactor. He lived his childhood years in Dallas, Beaumont and Galveston, where he met his best friend for life, Mike Nussenblat, and graduated from Ball High School. Michael was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and a member of Tau Delta Phi and the U. S. Army Reserves. Upon graduation he moved to Dallas and managed Rubenstein Foods Seafood processing plant for over 20 years. He next became a Real Estate Broker and property manager ending his 35-year career at Quine and Associates where he had practiced for 19 years, making lasting friendships and garnering respect and love from his tenants.
Family was foremost in Michael’s life. Less than 90 days after meeting and proposing to Barbara, they were married February 1, 1969. When Michael wasn’t cheering on the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys or Mavericks he was working in the yard - one of his great prides - or chauffeuring kids to Hebrew School, soccer, baseball and basketball practices and games as well as dance classes and recitals. On Saturdays and Sundays, he would pile the kids in the car and head to Dunkin Donuts and then car lots where they would walk the lots for hours. In the warmer months fishing was added to the weekends. He was a hands-on Dad helping build derby pine cars, models, and going to professional sporting events, kids in tow.
Michael had the biggest heart, opening his household to help care for family members that needed assistance. He was an active member of Shearith Israel and was on the Hebrew school board and a member of the Mispachah Havurah for over 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Loving husband to Barbara Steinberger Pactor, father of Scott (Jee Won Park), Marc (Jamie) and Maggie Pactor Stinchfield (Derek). Cherished grandfather of Ezra, Aiden, Blake and Sadie. Brother of Beverly Laves (Bruce), Brother-in-law to Gary (Jacque) Steinberger, Larry (Marilyn) Steinberger and uncle to 4 nephews,3 nieces and great-uncle to 8 nephews and 3 nieces.
Memorials: Please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.