1914 - 2015 Patrick J. Sapaurx, Sr. was born January 9, 1914 in New Orleans, Louisiana to George Sapaurx and Mary Screen Sapaurx and passed away on May 13, 2015. Pat moved to Texas when Todd Shipyard bought the Galveston Dry Dock in 1935 and moved to Beaumont in 1936. When the Pipefitters Local #195 was issued a charter in 1937, Pat was a charter member. He is the last surviving charter member of Pipefitter's Local Union #195. Pat was night pipe superintendent at Pennsylvania Shipyard in Beaumont during World War II. He was elected an officer in 1943 and served as Business Agent from 1950 to 1960. Pat served as the Financial Secretary and Treasury Secretary from 1964 to 1977 when he retired. He was a faithful husband and loving father. He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Schellinger Sapaurx; daughter, Patricia Sapaurx Williamson and son, Patrick J Sapaurx, Jr.; his parents; and brother, Edward Sapaurx and grandson, Dale O. Willett. Patrick is survived by his grandson, Chris Willett and wife, Pam; granddaughter, Pam Sandage and husband, Richard; great-granddaughter, Cynthia Lowe and husband, John; great-great-granddaughter, Christa Morrison; andgreat-great-grandson, Caden Morrison. A Rosary will be recited at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15th at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church followed by the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on May 14, 2015