OBITUARY

Patrick Schwenke

March 6, 1952February 2, 2011

Patrick Ricky Schwenke, 58, of Fort Mill, South Carolina, passed away on February 2nd, 2011. Beloved husband of Joanne, adored and loved Father of Renee, Richard and Tricky, idolized grandfather of Evan, Jordan and Chynna and cherished father in law of Reggie Crawford. Much loved son of Catherine Sene McFarland and the late Villa Schwenke and stepson of Andrew McFarland. Much loved brother of Fred, Ken, Charlie and Lepopoi Schwenke; as well as sisters, Margaret Rita Keil, Iliganoa Sapolu, Averill Frost, Cathy Brunt, Yvonne, Mae, Ferina and Katina Schwenke.

Family will receive friends the evening of Friday, February 11, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel 10500 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28210. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:00am in the McEwen Pineville Chapel with Rev. Mark S.Lawlor officiating. Please visit Patrick’s online memorial at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 11, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 12, 2011

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February 3, 2012

It's been a year already and we still can't believe you're gone but then again you're not as you will always be loved and treasured by all of us whose lives you have touched. Swift you were one in a million and we will be forever grateful and honored to have had you in our lives if only for a little while. We love and miss you forever - until we meet again - your sisters Ili, Rita and Averill, Patu, Orlando, Wendell and all your nieces and nephews.

February 1, 2012

To my dearest sweet lovely darling Swifty,

A whole year has passed since you were taken from me and still it seems like only yesterday. It seems like only yesterday because the memory of the tremendous pain and suffering that you endured due to your illness is carved so deeply into my brain that as long as I live I will never forget that cross that you had to bear. Even though I know you are at peace now, I promise you that I will carry the sadness in your memory as it is only fair that someone be responsible to remember the pain that you endured.

I miss you so much Swifty, and I look for you everywhere. Outside at night when I am with Lucy and Munchie I look up at the sky and wonder if you can see me from heaven, when I hear a bird chirping around me I call out and ask if that is you, when I am out and the wind is softly blowing I wonder if that is you moving around me staying close.

Your picture is the first thing I see when I wake up evey morning and your beautiful smile constantly reminds me that everything will be okay as you always used to say to me when I would be sad or worried about anything. It is the only comfort I take with me in my heart when I begin to take on the day without you.

But Swifty even though you are no long here in person, you have left behind so much love and joy and it is that love and joy that will keep me sustained in the years to come that I will not have you by my side. I see that love and joy in Tricky's beautiful smile and how protective he is of me, I see that love and joy in Nee's warm embracing hugs and kisses and words of comfort and reassurance, I see that love and joy in Evan (Widge), Jordan (Dodi), and Chynna (cheenie weenie/minnie mouse) in the way that they make me laugh like you had taught them to do and how they remember you with so much love and pride and that you are their Da forever, I also see that love and joy in Reg as your loving embrace and memory is so evident in how he brings me comfort and a strong sense of family ties.

So Swifty, with all this love and joy surrounding me everyday, I know that I will always feel you near me. I will always miss your gentle touch and loving words but most of all I will miss by bestest friend, the only one who truly understood me and loved me through all of it. I will love you forever my sweet lovely darling Swifty and I will never forget you, I promise.

I love you to the moon and back and around again a million times,

Joey

Ferina loretta Schwenke

February 1, 2012

My sweet bro love!!!! I am so sorry what happen to you my prayer with you all.

NEE, REGGIE, EVAN(WIDGE), JORDAN(DODI BEAR) AND CHYNNA(CHEENIE WEENIE)

January 31, 2012

Do not stare at my ashes and forever weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stare at my ashes and forever cry.
I am not there. I did not die....

DAD WE MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH EACH AND EVERY DAY....OUR LIVES WERE ENRICHED WITH YOUR LAUGHTER, GENEROSITY AND WONDERFUL SPIRIT....YOU WILL FOREVER LIVE IN OUR HEARTS...WE LOVE YOU DAD. GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!

Your McDermott Family

January 29, 2012

In Loving Memory
of our dearest Ricky


A sadness still comes over us,
Tears in silence often flow,
Memory keeps you ever near us,
Though you left us one year ago.

Gone are the days we used to share,
But in our hearts you are always there,
The Gates of Memory will never close,
We miss you more than anyone knows,
With tender love and deep regret,
We who love you will never forget.

We love you and will miss you always,
Your McDermott Family in Auckland, New Zealand:

Mum and Papa Mac
Jenning, Neta, Naomi, Chris and Johnny
Brendon, BJ, Shaun,Velma and Hazel
Philippa, Lani and Mete

Leilani Heather

January 29, 2012

Dear Aunty Joey,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that during this painful time that you're able to find some peace and time to remember all of the good times that you and Uncle Ricky shared! I wish I could be there to support you all ... such a pain that we live on opposite sides of the world.

All my times spent with Uncle Ricky were, from memory, very fun times! I can remember many games of bus stop, egg fu young and his amazing generosity ... not to mention his lovely smile!

I love you all so much and you're in my thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Love,

Lani xxx

Original sent by card February 2011

PATRICK SCHWENKE

January 17, 2012

REST IN PEACE BROTHER...HE WAS A VERY SPECIAL AND CARING PESRSON ALWAYZ THOUGHTFUL AND GIVING...I MISS YOU BROTHER...WE LOVE YOU,FROM YOUR SISTERS,FERINA N KATINA,AND FAMILY:)

Darion Jackson

June 6, 2011

Renee, i just found out about your father passing. WOW! I know he was the world to you all. I am so sorry for your lost.

March 6, 2011

Miss you uncle never forget your Luv and being there for us , our prayers are with you always, Love and thoughts to Aunt Joey, Renee, Tricky. God Bless – love Derek Leigh & Eric Schwenke

Sr Matalena Leota

March 1, 2011

My Sympathy to Joanne and the children, Sene and Ken and the whole family for the passing away of Ricky.
Prayers, love and thoughts. Rest in Peace Ricky.

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