OBITUARY

Bill Patrick

June 19, 1936May 27, 2018

Bill Patrick, age 81, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018. Beloved husband of 33 years to Dee Patrick. Loving father of Debbie (Frank) Moceri and William Gene Patrick III. Proud grandfather of Emily Wasserman, Vincent Moceri, and Natalie Moceri. Dear brother of Robert (Rosemary) Patrick, Marian (Dennis) Steinbach, Joan (Ray) Thor, John (Karen) Patrick, Gregory (Mary Ann) Patrick, and Michael (Randy Dixon) Patrick. Son-in-law of Lee Keller. Brother-in-law of Lori Keller and son Joshua. Treasured friend and confidant to many. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Naval blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for almost 40 years at American Airlines, retiring as manager of air cargo. He was an avid woodworker, fisherman, baker and chef, who along with Dee, enjoyed hosting dinner parties for friends. Bill was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in White Lake, where he served in countless volunteer roles, both formal and informal. He was charter member and Past Grand Knight of the St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council No. 13319. Bill also was an active member of the Fr. John A. Hardon S.J. Assembly 3099 of the Knights of Columbus in Milford, where he was passionate about outreach to veterans in need. Memorials appreciated to the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, P.O. Box 33099, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48303. Memo line: Bill Patrick. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.) on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. The funeral mass will at 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. Rev. Thomas L. Meagher celebrant. Interment at All Saints Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, June 1, 2018
  • In State Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 2, 2018
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John Gallivan

June 12, 2018

On May 27th, I lost a great boss and friend, Bill. Maureen and I will miss him greatly. We are very saddened. Dee, you have our deepest sympathies. I only wish we had come to DTW to visit you and Bill before his untimely passing. We had that trip on our "bucket list", but didn't make it. Life is too short. God bless you Dee and our friend Bill. Love, John and Maureen

allan matson

May 31, 2018

Bill, you'll be missed,I have many fond memories of our families holiday gatherings. christmas gift giving , as well as many other special occasions. Always with a handshake and a smile,you handled yourself with class and dignity. Many people call themselves special, but when others recognize that quality? That's what counts! . Dee,my condolences,you've lost a wonderful man.God bless, Bill. Allan Matson

Karen Happnie

May 30, 2018

Uncle Bill; For our newest family Angel in Heaven.. here is hoping Mary and Bill ( your parents) were there to greet you with open arms at Heaven's door. I will miss you. I have wonderful memories from my childhood at your house.. finding you unexpectedly at Expo '77 in Washington DC amongst a mass of people , our Colorado camping trip/reunion.. your singing voice, your straightforward-ness/ never mincing words ...and dancing with me at my wedding. I love you Uncle Bill.. RIP.. until we meet again.
Aunt Dee: I love you. You had the BEST. be blessed in knowing this. I remember your wedding day and your smile. Keep this and all memories in your heart as I know you will. Please do not stop laughing and smiling- he is still with you, always.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Bill Patrick, age 81, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018. Beloved husband of 33 years to Dee Patrick. Loving father of Debbie (Frank) Moceri and William Gene Patrick III. Proud grandfather of Emily Wasserman, Vincent Moceri, and Natalie Moceri. Dear brother of Robert (Rosemary) Patrick, Marian (Dennis) Steinbach, Joan (Ray) Thor, John (Karen) Patrick, Gregory (Mary Ann) Patrick, and Michael (Randy Dixon) Patrick. Son-in-law of Lee Keller. Brother-in-law of Lori Keller and son Joshua. Treasured friend and confidant to many. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy who served in the Naval blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for almost 40 years at American Airlines, retiring as manager of air cargo. He was an avid woodworker, fisherman, baker and chef, who along with Dee, enjoyed hosting dinner parties for friends. Bill was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in White Lake, where he served in countless volunteer roles, both formal and informal. He was charter member and Past Grand Knight of the St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council No. 13319. Bill also was an active member of the Fr. John A. Hardon S.J. Assembly 3099 of the Knights of Columbus in Milford, where he was passionate about outreach to veterans in need. Memorials appreciated to the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund, P.O. Box 33099, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 48303. Memo line: Bill Patrick. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. (Rosary at 7:00 p.m.) on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake. The funeral mass will at 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Saturday, June 2, 2018 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 9086 Hutchins Road, White Lake. Rev. Thomas L. Meagher celebrant. Interment at All Saints Cemetery.