Condolence & Memory Journal

Stay strong Nancy. Your kids need you now more then ever. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Im having a mass said for Pat at St. John Vianney. I have some experience walking in my these shoes so call me I can help. Hugs Diane Chandler

Posted by A friend   May 29, 2019

I was so saddened to hear of Pat's death. What a dear friend. I remember his laughter and teasing. He was such a good and kind person. I know he won't be far from any of you with his continued love and support. My condolences to Nancy and their family and especially to Maureen, Colleen and Mike.

Posted by Anne Kenny - Chicago, IL - Family Friend   May 29, 2019

Dear Nancy, and the entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you now, and always. So sorry that my emergency eye surgery has kept me away from Pat's funeral. Pat is one special person. Husband, father, PaPa, brother, employee, boss, and friend. Pat loved everyone, and everyone loved Pat. A truly great friend for over 30 years, and I will miss him dearly.

Posted by Terry DeVries - Lake Orion, MI - Friend   May 29, 2019

Pats loss has hit me hard. He was a great friend at Chrysler for 30 years. He and I attended Law School together while working full time and raising growing families. We played (or at least tried) golf in a weekly league and always had a good time. He is missed and in my thoughts and prayers. Ken Quint

Posted by Ken Quint - Rochester, MI - Friend   May 28, 2019

Pat had a positive attitude and would always say he was the luckiest man. If you weren't paying attention, you could miss hearing the truth in that statement. That was the truth about how he felt, about how he lived. Pat was practical and knew life came with ups and downs. That you should do your best, watch out for your loved ones, help others, and be grateful. I believe when Pat would say he was the luckiest man he was sharing one of the secrets to life. I know that we are all very lucky to have known him and I am going to do my best to follow in his example of gratitude.

Posted by Kim Gruber - South Haven, MI - Family   May 28, 2019

I am so very very sorry for your loss. My love to all of you.

Posted by Beth Biehl - Birmingham, MI - Family Friend   May 27, 2019

My memories of Pat are knowing him as a senior manager at Chrysler ITM. He was the kind of guy you would hope would be a sponsor for a project that you were assigned to. Serious and thoughtful, he would give you his input as well as listen to yours. When the discussions got difficult, he would find the right comment to cool things down. Then he'd flash that great see that wasn't really so bad, was it? smile to seal the deal. He was a great guy and big asset for Chrysler ITM. He'll be missed.

Posted by Richard Falvey - Notre Dame, IN - Coworker   May 25, 2019

Pat, you still had that great smile I remember from St. Mary's. Thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Kathy Parker - Philadelphia - Classmate   May 24, 2019

Nancy and family: I'm so deeply sorry to learn of the loss of your husband & father. Your tributes on fab were so thoughtful and loving. How blessed as a family you are to have been held in the love of this wonderful man. That love will always be with you. May the hugs and concern of friends and family bring you some measure of comfort in the coming days. I'm in TX for my grandson's HS graduation and I'm saddened that I can't be with you at this difficult time. Please know that my heart is with you and my prayers.

Posted by Vicki Witkowski - Sterling Heights, MI - Friend   May 24, 2019

A great loss for all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Words alone can not express how much we respected and loved him. Always a smile on his face and a friend to everyone he met. Devoted husband and father, he will be missed by all, No one could have lived a fuller life surrounded by love and laughter of family and friends.

Posted by Rick Van Haaren - MOUNTAIN HOME, AR - Brother   May 24, 2019