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UPDATED: Obituary: William J. "Bill" Lastovich

Published: June 11, 2012
William J. “Bill” Lastovich, Revell/Monogram product development manager, died June 6. Funeral services were June 11.

He is survived by his wife, Jean T., and children Michael, Christopher and Matthew.

Colleague Ed Sexton wrote: “It is with a very heavy heart that I mention the passing of my co-worker and friend Bill Lastovich. I worked with Bill for many years and enjoyed every minute of our time together. He started with Revell a couple of years after I did and from that point on we worked together on almost every item. 

“I’d like everyone know the valuable contribution Bill made to all the products we made during his time at Revell/Monogram. Whether it was helping to establish the product line each year or making sure they were processed correctly, Bill was one who we could always depend on. He was a tremendous resource for us all.

“I had known Bill a few years before he started at Revell/Monogram. I knew him because we both enjoyed building 1:43 scale models from Europe. He had worked in the hobby industry most of his life and he was a perfect fit at Revell/Monogram. Bill had a great disposition, and I don’t think I ever remember him raising his voice. In fact, he would normally calm me down when things got crazy. 

“All of us at Revell/Monogram are going to really miss Bill Lastovich both for his steady hand and how he helped us all do a better job. Not only Revell/Monogram, but our entire hobby has lost a friend.”