Saturday, October 29, 2016

Former East Chicago Mayor Pastrick dead at 88 after eating a pan full of butter soaked sauerkraut perogies

Longtime East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick, who ran the city for more than 30 years, died Friday.

Pastrick, 88, both helped modernize the industrial city and saw it through moments of noted corruption. The former mayor's 33-year tenure — making him the longest-serving mayor in East Chicago's history — was a capstone to his service as a city councilor and East Chicago comptroller and his 50-plus years as an active figure in Democratic politics.

"He epitomized East Chicago," Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said. "He was a legend."

To serve as a mayor for 33 years is no small feat, McDermott said.

"Always a consummate gentleman, Pastrick was a statesman on a national scale," he said.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann, and their seven children.

"The city of East Chicago extends its deepest condolences to the Pastrick family," the city of East Chicago said in a statement.

Outside of his service to the city, Pastrick led the Young Democrats in the 1950s and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1972, 1986, 2000, 2004 and 2008.

"You couldn't find anyone who worked harder for or had more pride in his community than Bob Pastrick," Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg said in a statement. "We extend our condolences to his family, friends and all those his life touched."


Anonymous said...

Fuck the old ass fart !

Henny Youngman said...

That corrupt mother fucker had been stealing for the past 33 years. He was so crooked that when they bury him they are going to have to screw him into the ground.

I'm here all week, try the Kielbasa.

stash the polski guy said...

deep fried in hog fat with sour cream on the side. yum.

Anonymous said...

Louis Lapper was a mean ass tapper!

ski said...




3 c sauerkraut (or more)

1 medium shallot or onion (chopped fine)

4 Tbsp bacon fat, butter or shortening

2 Tbsp sour cream

salt and pepper to taste


4 c all purpose flour

1 tsp butter

1 1/2 c warm water

1 tsp salt

Directions Step-By-Step


Note: You can fry your onions and bacon ahead of time.

I bought the type of sauerkraut that you find in a jar, so first drain it and then rinse the sauerkraut well in warm water, squeeze it dry, and chop it up finely.

Cook the onion or shallot in fat or shortening until tender and the flavors are blended.

Add the sour cream to the sauerkraut, season with salt and pepper.

Cook in a saucepan on low for 15 minutes until the sauerkraut is tender. Do not over cook this!

Chill in the fridge until cold and then fill the perogies.


Put the flour, butter and salt into the food processor with the lid on and turn on the machine. Put the water through the feeding tube in a stream. Let this process until a ball of dough is formed. Let the dough sit for a half hour and it will be easier to work with. I put mine in a plastic bag on the counter.

Once the dough has set and the sauerkraut is chilled roll out the dough and use a 4" round cookie cutter to cut out your perogies. Fill each being careful not to get any on the edges. Seal shut tightly.

Place the perogies on a floured surface so they won't stick. Cover with a tea towel.

Drop the perogies into a large pot of boiling water. When they float up to the surface they are done. Don't put too many in the pot at once, maybe 6 at the most, otherwise this will cool your water down too much.

Melt some butter and put it into the bottom of an oven proof dish and add your first layer of perogies I use a 9x13" casserole dish. I layer the perogies with fried bacon and onions and more butter. These stick easily so make sure you have enough butter on them.

Place in the oven and keep

Anonymous said...

I loved $eeing his family name on every ga$ pump licen$e approval $ticker!

Cha Ching, More Green in his pocket.

And the Boat Dock Named after his Family?

Anonymous said...

Actually meat and dairy are heart healthy, grains and the chemicals used on them clog your arteries new research has found.

You know me said...

Koldunai , You are welcome

Anonymous said...

Don't worry even though he's dead; I'm sure he'll be voting; hell everyone whose dead in Chicago votes; and sometimes they vote twice.

Anonymous said...

This sound like the fat, whiny jagoff in 017 who's an expert on everything especially diet. Do us all a favor and eat another cheeseburger tubby, you're looking too thin at 350 lbs and 5'06".

Anonymous said...

Goddamn negro, Mabenka and Joe & Franks ain't got shit on you! We hail from southern Poland, that is why I sound like an American negro.

Rufus Khan said...

Nothing wrong with sauerkraut, if You've never had Sauerkraut soup You haven't lived right or Your a nigra or greaser.

Anonymous said...

Asswipe down !

Anonymous said...

Felt good about this guy, TILL I read Democrat.
Good riddance to bad rubbish!!!!!!!!