Pat passed away on Thursday after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Madison WI to John and Margaret Mary Smidebush and was the oldest of nine children.
He served in the Navy on a nuclear sub from 1973-1977. Pat was the proud father of two daughters, was an avid golfer, gardener and sports fan. He really loved food and enjoyed sharing his bounty from his garden of fresh produce and canned jellies and jams.
Pat enjoyed playing softball with his brothers for many years. Family was real important to him and he enjoyed camping and traveling to visit aunts, uncles and cousins in other states.
Pat is survived by his daughter Jennifer Alvarez (Adam), grandchildren Evan and Breanna; sister in law Robbie, siblings Kathy (Dave), Tim (Diane), Karen (Jim), Shawn (Karen), Maureen (Bruce), Chris, David and 15 nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by his daughter Kimberly and brother Michael.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, may he Rest In Peace. The family is having a private service.
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