Pastorius was from Sewickley and developed a love of beer in Germany, where he had three generations of relatives and spent time in the Army in the 1960s and again in the 1980s as a businessman after graduating from Penn State.
Pastorius and his wife, Mary Beth, founded Penn Brewery in 1986 and added a restaurant and brewpub to the business—at the site of the former Eberhardt & Ober brewery on Pittsburgh's North Side —in 1989. The brewery produced Penn Pilsner, Penn Dark and other German-style beers. He sold the business in 2010.
A memorial service has been scheduled Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church of Sewickley.