Surrounded by family, Patrick Henry passed away peacefully at the age of 71 on October 30, 2022. Patrick is survived by his daughters Angelina, Bonney, Jenny and Misty; sons-in-law Jeremy and Shehryar; grandchildren Christian, Deji, Kiaya, Lawrence and Max; great-grandchildren Eden, Frances, MaryJade and Melody; sisters Jamie, Janet, Karen, Marie, Marilyn, Marlene and Peggy; brothers Cliff, Dan, Greg, Jim and Ron; godson Loren and family; and numerous cousins, nieces, and extended family. Patrick is preceded in death by his wife Sue; his sister Glenda; his stepmother Jo; and his parents Beverly and Don.
Patrick was born on March 24,1951 in Martinez, California. Growing up, Patrick particularly enjoyed the time he spent living in Point Richmond with his grandparents. While living with them he developed a lifelong love of animals and the outdoors. He always had a dog by his side and was devoted to his family and friends. His caring extended to his neighbors, church community and friends near and far. He often went out of his way to help those in need and was active in the Pyrenees dog club, the Veterans Administration, the Amador County Jail, and Hospice. He served as an American Legion Honors Guard and volunteer firefighter. Patrick loved playing music at church and teaching Sunday school.
At 17, Patrick enlisted in the Army and served from 1968 to 1971, during the Vietnam War. Patrick was a devout patriot and very proud of his time in the military. He then worked as an EMT and studied American Sign Language and Liberal Arts at Sonoma State University.
Patrick was lucky in love. He was happily married to his wife and best friend Sue for over 29 years. They spent many wonderful years traveling the country together.
A very talented contractor, Patrick loved working with his hands and building. He ran his own business helping local families for over 40 years. He was also a skilled mechanic and was most alive riding his Harley. One of his favorite traditions was the Run for the Wall motorcycle ride to Washington D.C. to honor Veterans, especially prisoners of war and those missing in action.
His family is very thankful for the abundance of community support and caring, especially during the past few years, and looks forward to his celebration of life in the summer of 2023.