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Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

994 E Altamonte DR, Altamonte Springs, FL

OBITUARY

Ervin Arthur Patrick

August 20, 1929July 24, 2020

Ervin Arthur (Pat) Patrick of Longwood, Florida passed away on July 24, 2020. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Richter) Patrick. Born in Parker City, Indiana, he graduated from Purdue University and retired from a 35-year career with the telephone company. Married for 64 years, Dad loved his wife completely. She was his best friend-the love of his life. Mom and Dad presented the example of how to treat each other and how to love each other. Their love flowed to their children, mom and dad’s brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances. Their love was on display, unashamed, joyful, and without apology.

He is preceded in death by his parents Delma and Hilda (McCain) Patrick, brother and sisters, Patricia Oberlin, Earl Patrick, Linda McCreary, and daughter-in-law Christine (Zevola). He is survived by sister Joann (Gene) Simonton, Keith (Linda) Sexton-Patrick, and Nancy (Ted) Jacobs. He is loved by his eight children, Cynthia (Steven) Lind, Daniel (Katrina), Kathleen (Sheridan) Becht, Lori, Mary Lynn (Douglas) Zook, Caroline (Richard) Barrett, Rita (Anthony) Lewitt, and Michael, 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Dad is fondly remembered for his humor, gentle voice, love of showtune musicals, and a book in his back pocket. To the delight of his grandchildren, a visit to Nana and Papa’s often included punishment (ice cream), dished out with peanuts and chocolate syrup atop. Dad often shared with us how God blessed him and our family. By his example, we learned not to keep those blessings to ourselves but to share them. A life well-lived, Papa will be missed.

Viewing will be held on Monday, July 27 from 5-7 pm, at Baldwin Fairchild East Altamonte Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 30, at Annunciation Catholic Church, 1020 Montgomery Rd., Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714. Out of respect for public and private safety, physical distancing requirements will be observed, and appropriate face coverings are required. Capacity is limited.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Quest Incorporated http://questinc.org/donate, an organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 30, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Final Resting Place

Memories

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Natalie Fitch

August 2, 2020

To the Patrick Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Erv was an unbelievable man. He not only mentored me at AT&T, but introduced me to one of the most wonderful nonprofits. “Life Concepts” known today as Quest. I will forever be blessed to say I knew him and always carry a special place in my heart for him and his family. God bless you all.

Mickey Salis

August 1, 2020

I, Mickey sat by Mary and "Pat" for years in church until they could no longer come to Church of Annunciation. There was always a pat on the back from "Pat" and a hug from Mary as I entered the pew. We always got to church early so Mary and I would visit and we would let "Pat" speak once in a while ( smile ). They held hands almost through the whole mass EVERY mass!! And when they would look at each other, I could see the love they had for each other just oozing out. Indeed, "Pat" and Mary were a very special couple. I miss you my friend Mr. Ervin "Pat" Patrick. You have indeed earned your wings. Love, hugs and prayers to you my dear Mary and all the Patrick family.

Dave and Rita Persing

July 28, 2020

To a wonderful brother- in-law. Our family has been blessed having
you as a member. A Mass will be celebrated for you at St Patrick's Catholic Church in the near future. May God have mercy on your soul.

Love Dave and Rita

Ned Armstrong

July 28, 2020

Mr. Patrick was the epitome of a good guy!

Terri Patrick-Hummel

July 28, 2020

Uncle Ervin is the first Patrick I can remember, he would visit my mother and I whenever his job with Bell brought him to Seattle. Those twinkling eyes and smile are what I will always see when I think of him. One of my fondest memories is of flying all the way to Maryland when I was 15 to see Uncle and meet Aunt Mary Ann and all my cousins and Grandpa Del and Grandma Hilda. Staying with such a large family for this only child was quite the experience and so fun! I will miss the Christmas card with the family update. Love and hugs to you Aunt Mary Ann. Rest in Peace Uncle.

Abbie Vogel

July 27, 2020

Some of my fondest memories growing up are of my grandparents (Ralph and Terry) spending time with their brothers and sisters. They genuinely seemed to enjoy each other's company and laughter always accompanied these family gatherings. Uncle Pat and Aunt Mary Ann were always full of love and smiles at these reunions. The privileged time I had with Uncle Pat taught me so much about my family's history. He prepared countless documents about the Richter family, inspiring curiosity and appreciation that continues today. He will be dearly missed.

Mikaela Archambeault

July 27, 2020

Ever since mom called to tell me the news, I've been picturing Papa's smile. That smile that only he knew how to give. The one that made you feel like he was sharing an inside joke or special secret just with you. That smile always warmed my heart and made me feel so special when I saw it. And it always carried the twinkle in his eye. He was such a special man. 🤟🏼

Carolina Lewitt

July 27, 2020

I had the amazing opportunity to meet Papa and Nana while Alex and I were in college. I had come down to visit Alex while he attended UF and we drove to meet Papa and Nana. Immediately I felt welcomed into their home. Getting to know Papa, really helped me to understand Rita, Mikaela, and Alex. He was so quick witted and with humor. He told us stories of all the kids when they were younger while we looked through photo albums. He cooked us eggs for breakfast the next morning with a smile. He was such a friendly person and could make you feel at home with just a look. So happy I had the chance to meet him.

Amanda Patrick

July 26, 2020

I have many memories of Papa, but one I'll share today is about my son, Luke. Most of you who know Luke know that he is shy and hesitant towards most people. He was never like this with Nana and Papa. They just knew how to give kids exactly what they liked. Toys. Ice cream. Attention.
Well one visit to the condo Luke and Papa went out onto their patio, just the two of them. Papa showed him everything. The statues, the ceramic animals, and plants. They spent quality one on one time together.
Now this is a simple memory, but a powerful one for this mama.
We are so blessed to have known you. Papa, we love you to the moon and back!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY