Patrick J. Grace Aug. 14, 1967 - July 30, 2014 MARION - Patrick J. Grace, 46, of Marion, Indiana, passed away at 8:55 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2014. He was born August 14, 1967, in LaPorte, Indiana, to Robert and Marjorie (Shroyer) Grace. Patrick was a firefighter and Hazmat Specialist and former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He graduated from La Porte High School in 1986; following graduation he entered the U.S. Air Force in Lubbock, TX, with his first assignment in Mildenhall AFB, England, for two years, then on to Elgin AFB in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for five and a half years with an honorable discharge. He began assignments with government contractors as a firefighter and hazmat specialist in Hungary, Kanago Africa, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Army Kawajelein, Atoll Range in the South Pacific and Spain before returning to the United States. He was in the process of completing his degree in Occupational Health and Safety. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Grace, one daughter, Taylor Grace of Ocala, Florida, two sisters, Susan Grace of LaPorte and Terri (Lee) Wainscott of LaPorte, two brothers, Dr Robert (Cheryl) Grace of LaPorte and Steven (Wendy) Grace of Vandalia, Michigan, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Grace. A private family graveside service with military honors was held at 11 am Monday, August 18, 2014, at Pine Lake Cemetery, with Rev Eduardo Malagon officiating. Essling Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Family and friends may leave their condolences at www.esslingfuneralhome.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Aug. 24, 2014