PATRICK GERARD BROST, 56, of Syracuse, died 4:07 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in Syracuse. He was born April 6, 1957 in Lafayette, a son of Ray and Margaret (McAuley) Brost. Patrick was a 1975 graduate of Benton Central High School; 1979 graduate of Indiana University with an accounting degree. He worked in the telecommunications industry with Verizon. He loved to feed the birds and loved decorating for the Holidays. Surviving are his life partner of 14 years, Greg Hooley of Syracuse; sister, Brenda (Steve) Walker of Indianapolis; brother, John Brost of Milwaukee, Wis.; nieces and nephews, Jack, Sara and Victoria Walker, Stephen, Kevin and Michael Brost; Greg's three children, Ben Hooley, Lyndsay Hooley, Whitney Miller, who he considered his own ; and eight grandchildren, who he loved and they adored him. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at St. Patrick Parish, Oxford. Bob Klemme officiating. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen and also from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Hahn Groeber Funeral Home, 102 W. Luin St., Oxford. Burial will follow at Oxford Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 28, 2013