December 20, 1972 – November 22, 2019
On Friday evening, November 22, 2019, after a long fought battle, Patrick died of complications of alcoholism. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at McLaren’s Chapel. A Funeral service will begin at noon followed by burial at Resthaven Cemetery.
Patrick was a man of humor, fun, and volunteerism. His time spent in life was all about making people laugh. If he could put a smile on your face then his day was made. Along with his love of bartending, Patrick spent much of his time doing volunteer work, and often called himself a professional volunteer. A few of his favorite charities were: The MS Society, The Salvation Army, Children’s Cancer Connection, The Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall program, and his work for veterans at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel & Cemetery which included: Memorial & Veterans Day programs, and several local veterans and V.A. Medical Center programs.
Left behind to miss him are his mother, Kathy Doherty; sister, Sarah Doherty and his nieces Hannah and Megan Baysinger, and sister, Jennifer Kent and his niece and nephew, Holli and Austin Kent. Greeting him at the gates with a beer was his dad and best friend, Tom Doherty.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Patrick’s family.
- Nathan Worley, Active
- Rick Carter, Active
- Randy Hagen, Active
- Major Peter T. Borsay, USMC Retired, Active
- Lanny MacCleary , Active
- Kevin Kelly, Active
- Steve Warywoda, Honorary
- Visitation Saturday, November 30, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 30, 2019
November 26, 2019
You always have a hug , a smile , kind words , fun and laughs for all of us around you . You will be missed by many . Your heart , beautiful personality , and your shine , will live in all of our hearts forever . Rest In Peace my friend .
November 25, 2019
Pat and I used to hang out in early high school. We both were into skateboarding, video games and punk music. He and I got along really well, and had a lot of fun keeping each other company during our somewhat difficult adolescence. My parents basically just wanted to know I was alive, and pretty much did not care what I did with my time otherwise. Pat’s mom and older sister were very nice, and relied on Pat as the ‘man of the house’. I spent a lot of time at friends houses, and one of those friends was Pat. We roamed the Grand Avenue WDM Hy-Vee area, smoking cigarettes and skating, etc. We both loved music and spent a lot of time listening to music and hanging out. We were part of the minority skate punk scene in the very preppy Valley High School where we did not fit in very well. But we enjoyed ourselves very much making fun of just about everything. “Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor, not a scientist!” “Dia, Dia, Dia!” You had to be there. We has so much fun! So sorry that his life in that body has ended, but hoping he is much happier now and in a better place. Thanks for all of the great times Pat!
November 24, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Doherty family. I am privileged to have known Pat, to have been his friend and consider him a brother. His sincerity and kindness as well as devotion to Veterans will always be remembered. Semper Fidelis my friend.
Maj Pete Borsay (USMC Retired)