OBITUARY

Patrick Gbagonah

June 7, 1939September 12, 2022
Obituary of Patrick Gbagonah
We are sad to announce the passing of Patrick Gbagonah of Seattle Washington. He died at age 83 on September 12th 2022. Patrick passed away peacefully in his sleep after a battle with cancer. Patrick was born in Accra Ghana on June 7, 1939. He was a self-taught saxophone player and drummer, and at the age of 25, pursued his love of jazz music by moving to Italy with a band. Patrick lived and traveled with the band in Europe for 5 years and as well as traveled to New York and California, before eventually settling down in Washington State. Patrick worked at the Westin Hotel for 35 years and retired at the age of 75 as a Steward Manager. He was well-loved by his colleagues for always having a positive outlook on life. Patrick was very passionate about his work, and achieved multiple awards and promotions throughout his career. At age 52, Patrick met and married Evelyn Medenilla and lived a full life. He is survived by his beautiful wife Evelyn, his wife of 31 years, and many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. “Uncle Pat” was a loving husband, uncle, and grandfather, and we will miss him dearly.

Show your support

Services

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St Edwards