Patrick Joseph Lusk was born November 14, 1956 to Charles Michael "Buzz" Lusk, Jr. and wife Ursula Guseman. At the age of 55, he died of natural causes on July 25, 2012. Patrick attended St. Michael Elementary School, graduated from Strake Jesuit High School in 1976 and participated in the Corp of Cadets at Texas A & M University.
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Patrick was an African art collector and dealer. After traveling to Africa, he sold on the U.S. West Coast and in Houston. Some of his favorite times were spent marketing his collections at art festivals around the country, most recently this spring at The Houston International Festival. Patrick was an accomplished amateur photographer, especially enjoying underwater photography while scuba diving in the Grand Caymans and in the caves of Texas' lakes. He was a 6th generation Texan and a 5th generation Houstonian, and assisted in family real estate research at the Julia Ideson Library. Patrick was a strong Christian able to discuss the Bible with fervor. He was smart, thoughtful, sensitive and kind. Pat loved animals and they knew. Two kittens selected him to be their pet parent.
Pat was a loving son and brother. Recently, he enjoyed escorting his father to monthly Sons of the Republic of Texas luncheons and volunteered alongside his mother at the Magnificat Club House. His parents, 5 siblings, 9 nephews and nieces and their spouses survive him. Sisters are Michaelene "Miki" Norton (Dr. Ralph Norton), Charlene Dwyer (William H. Dwyer III) and Annette Segura (Fernando Segura) and brothers Charles M. Lusk III (Kathleen) and Dr. James E. Lusk (Catherine).
Nephews and nieces are Whitt Dwyer, Alexander G. Dwyer (Elizabeth), Emily Dwyer, Andrew Lusk (Caroline Kerr), Lauren Lusk Willis (Robbie), Dr. Bryan Lusk (Stephanie Yu), Dr. Jeffrey Lusk, Stephanie Lusk and Michael Norton. Great-nephew is Wyatt Lusk.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Rd, Houston TX at 10 am on Saturday, August 11, 2012 with a reception following in the Parish Hall. Internment will be at a later date at Forest Park Cemetery. At the time of his death, Pat was a resident of the Magnificat Houses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Magnificat Houses, Inc., 3300 Caroline, Houston TX 77004 or to The Open Door Mission, 5803 Harrisburg, Houston TX 77011.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Aug. 5 to Aug. 8, 2012