I remember our snowbal fights with Pat at ASU. Great runner, maybe even a better snowball thrower. My prayers to Pat and his loving family.
I met Pat years ago while competing in Colorado Springs area races. There are a lot of people that you meet and they are just people you see at races. With Pat it became more than that and were friends. He also was friends with my brother who has Asperger's syndrome. When I told my brother that Pat died he quickly remembers a series of things that we did involving Pat and noted how much younger Pat was than he is. I remember Pat encouraging me in races but I remember other times when we laughed about things until our stomachs hurt and just had fun together. We would be having fun and laugh about something and then laugh some more. It was a joy to be with him. My brother was part of that too. Now memories of Pat will live with my brother and I always but he will also be with me whenever I am laughing until my stomach hurts and can't stop or am running a race hard and won't stop. I shall miss you friend.
Pat and I had gone to ASC together, he was the funniest guy running on the street, usually from the Sand Dunes. He always had a big smile and a joke. I have pictures when he won one of All American awards at ASC, I will dig to find them, he was so excited, he wanted everyone there to share his hard work and dedication. God will give you strength to get through this, just when you think you can't - you will. My husband Steve and I are very very sorry for such losses in your lives - we will surely pray for you. He was instrumental in everything he did - Pat believed in going for it! He will surely be missed, God bless you Trish and Shannon, our prayers and thoughts also to the Mantsch family also. The boys went with each other, they were not alone. God bless you. Steve and Susan Heckathorn
A great runner and great Olympian who was majestic to watch competing. I saw an interview on some American news channel just before the LA Olympics and he struck me as a wonderful ambassador for American runners and I followed his career since.
A thoroughly nice guy who will be mised worldwide. My prayers are with his family.
Pat and Connor will be missed! Pat was a great friend. I remember him calling me everytime he saw one of my real estate signs and faking a foreign accent asking for information on the property, I'd always say "Pat is that you?" and we'd have a good laugh! Trish,we will continue praying for you and your precious daughter. I know God will give you the strength to get through this.
Dear Patricia, Chris and Kyla,
May your faith bring you comfort and your family bring
you love. The Evergreen
special needs community heart goes out to your family and to
the Porter family for your loss.
You are in our thoughts, please let us know if you need any help with Kyla or if we can do anything for the your family or the Porters.
trish,may the lord give you strength and the love of all who know you,be with you and your family.never forgeting you and pat all these years.ken mora