TATRO, Patrick Russell
Pat passed away at home with his family by his side at the age of 58 on March 19, 2013 from brain cancer. From the time he was diagnosed 16 months ago, he put his life in God's hands. Pat was born in Sacramento. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School & Sacramento State University. He was a business partner with his 2 brothers at Sierra Select Distributors for 30 years. Pat had many passions in his life; church, youth group advisor, singing in the choir, mission trips, Rotary, golf, softball, racquetball & the SF Giants. Family & friends were number one. He lived his life with enthusiasm & compassion for others. Pat is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kitty, son Daniel, step-son Geary Kilmer & daughter-in-law Maggie, sister Lynne, brothers Mike (Katherine) & John (Joey), mother-in-law Marilyn Becker; brothers-in-law Bob Becker (Georgianne) & Jim Becker (Chris) & sister-in-law Arlene Becker. He loved all his nieces & nephews from both the Tatro & Becker families. Also survived by his aunts Mable Bettanini & Eve Carlos, cousins Mark Carlos (Cori), Linda Carlos & Gail Arndt (Ken). He was preceded in death by his parents, Russ & Carmen Tatro. A celebration of Pat's life will be held on Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 625 Florin Rd. Donations may be made in Pat's honor to Faith Presbyterian Church or the Arden-Arcade Rotary Club.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Apr. 2, 2013