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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

205 East Middle Street, Williamston, MI

OBITUARY

Patrick "Pat" John Hall

February 15, 1948February 3, 2020
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Williamston—Patrick J. Hall, 72, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born February 15, 1948, in Lansing, Michigan to Clarence and Mabel Hall.

Pat met the love of his life, Susan J. Cornwell, also of Lansing, and they married on January 23, 1970. In 1975 Patrick and Susan would begin their exciting journey with Pat’s employer Crawford Insurance Company, moving them to Georgia, Mississippi, Seattle Washington, Maryland, and Virginia but living out of state did not keep Pat from his roots in Michigan.

Pat loved the family gatherings, playing golf with his family and friends, going on golf trips up north and heading to the casino when the opportunity presented itself. Pat was well traveled and well known and respected in the Insurance Adjusting industry.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents (Clarence and Mabel Hall), wife (Sue J Hall), siblings (Mike and Jim Hall) and sisters-in-law (Jacqueline and Ruth Hall) special pet cat (Moses).

Pat is survived by Sam Hall, Tom (Louann) Hall, Sue (Dale) Brisboe, sister-in-law, Margo Hall; several nieces and nephews and special pet cat (MeTo).

Services are planned for Saturday, February 15, 2020, Memorial Service 10:00 AM, Public Visitation 9:30 AM at the Gorsline Chapel – Williamston. The family requests donations be made in memory of Pat to the Isle of Wight Humane Society, SPCA, PO Box 273, Smithfield, VA 23431 or the American Cancer Society, Mid-Michigan Office, 1755 Abbey Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

  • DONATIONS

  • Isle of Wight Humane Society, SPCA
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Patrick "Pat" John Hall

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Elise Farnham

February 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was wonderful to work with at Crawford & Company. He was very knowledgeable, good-natured, kind, and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed.

Bruce Werner

February 10, 2020

Pat was a childhood friend. We grew up together on Comfort Street in Lansing, Michigan and shared many, many wonderful growing up memories.

As it sometimes happens though in life we both moved away from our childhood surroundings and didn't stay in touch for over 45 years. I was glad though that I was at least able to reconnect with Pat on a more regular basis over the last couple of years thanks to our mutual childhood friend Don Mueller.

I got to play golf with Pat and several of our friends a couple of years ago. He had to drag with him his oxygen but he never complained. The only time I really ever heard him complain was at the casino and even then it was in a demiurgic humorous way.

Over the last year I spoke with him several times with the most recent time being on what would have been his and Sue's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Each time, including the last, I was amazed, despite his diagnosis and prognosis, his lack of blame or bitterness - and just as amazing his ability to remain upbeat and spirited as he accepted and dealt with remarkable grace what it means to be mortal.

Rest in Peace Pat!
Bruce

Gary Tellier

February 10, 2020

Sam,
Janet and I are sorry to hear of your brothers death,
We will have Him in our prayers.

Mel Spotts

February 9, 2020

A wonderful friend, fellow employee, and golf partner. Mel

Ron Meier

February 9, 2020

When I arrived in Lansing in 1974 as manager of the Crawford and Company branch Pat was a 26 year old vehicle damage appraiser who knew his stuff , in fact so well that our Home Office took him from us and promoted him within a year of my tenure. He did a first class job here and he and Sue helped me learn about Lansing and were very welcoming. I miss the golf trips we would take after our Home Office meetings in Atlanta. He was a very capable athlete, loved softball and golf. He had a good heart and treated all with respect which earned him great respect from all who knew him.

Patricia Murphy

February 8, 2020

I was fortunate to have worked with Pat when we were at Crawford and Company. I traveled with the Mid-Atlantic "gang", which was Pat, Tim and Bill. Being the new kid, Pat took me under his wings. He always laughed and said it was definitely Murphy's Law, as my plane, hotel or rental car arrangements were always getting messed up. After Pat left C&C we still stayed in touch. Pat and Sue lived in Owings Mill, Maryland and we resided in the Northern Virginia area so we would drive up to Maryland for our annual Christmas dinner. When I transferred to Sarasota, Florida, I had the pleasure of entertaining Pat and Sue during the cold months up North.
I was very saddened when Sue passed away and only natural Pat moved back to Michigan, but Pat knew he could always visit us in Sarasota. Our last conversation I reinforced my invitation to come see Mike and me. Pat promised he may take me up on my invitation.
I am truly saddened by Pat's passing, but I have wonderful memories of Pat and Sue and know they are together again.

Karen Lucas

February 6, 2020

Pat and my dad worked together for many years in Virginia. I remember when the gang got together it was always Daddy, Mama, Pat, Sue, Tim and Nan. After my mama died, my dad got sick and I sought much advice from Pat in dealing with my daddy. And when Daddy died, Pat became the closest thing to my dad I had. He always told me he knew everything that I ever did in high school and college haha. He would say, "Oh I know what you did, believe me, I know more than you think"! We talked every now and again, but it was when Sue passed that we started keeping in touch more. I looked forward to our talks. He so reminded me of dad with his wisdom and experience. My husband, Paul, brother Steve and his girlfriend Sherry and I were able to get to see Pat in November. It was such a fun visit. I knew deep down it may be the last time that I would see him, but I still feel like he is going to call or that it has been a couple of days and I need to call him. He was truly family to us...to me. I will miss him so much and cherish the time we had together. We will keep you all in our prayers. Your family has been though so much the last few years. May God bless you and keep you. Love, Karen Lucas

Jane Frank

February 5, 2020

One of my favorite memories of Pat was at Christmas time Pat was about 9 years old and we had a large amount of snow for Missouri Pat and Tom were staying with my parents and we played for hours out in the snow They taught me how to build a fort and we had the biggest snowman I had ever seen I still have that picture and will always cherish it. Such good memories of family times together.

David Stoepker

February 5, 2020

Pat and I worked together at Zurich , lived in the same Villas in Smithfield, VA, and prior to that when I was with the Commonwealth of VA. Pat was one of those guys one seeks personal comments from when dealing with a situation. He's been that for me over the past 20+ years. He will be missed by me as his lovely wife Susan who preceded him.

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Mabel and Clarence Hall

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Pat and Sue’s Wedding January 23 1970

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