McAward Jr., Patrick J.
Patrick J. McAward, Jr., age 79, passed away at his home in Somers, NY, on Monday, April 29, 2013. He was born on February 13, 1934 in Flushing, New York to Patrick J. and Lucy (Aufenanger) McAward, Sr. Patrick attended All Hallows High School and went on to graduate from the University of Notre Dame
with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1955.
On December 26, 1955, he married the only love of his life, Jean Ann Schehr and together they shared 57 years. Patrick and Jean had five children; Patrick Joseph III (Nancyanne), Michael John SM, Timothy James (Megara), Maura Jean, and Kevin Jeremy (Jennifer).
Patrick was honorably discharged from the United States Army as 1st Lieutenant Corps of Engineers on August 28, 1963. Patrick taught his children many life lessons as a father, a coach, and a friend which will endure forever. On December 31, 1997, after 42 years with Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, Engineers and Architects, Patrick, then a partner in the firm, retired to celebrate life with Jean, their children, and their nine grandchildren: Patrick Joseph, IV, Robert Benedict, Anne Katherine, Andrew Jacob, Erin Rose, Timothy James, Jr., Katherine Mae, Caroline Mary, and Mary Elizabeth. Together, Patrick and Jean enjoyed friends and traveling, but devoted their lives to family and faith. Patrick was a member of the Moles Association for over twenty-five years, served in leadership positions at Heritage Hills in Somers, gave service as parish councilman, taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD), and served as Extraordinary Minister administering Holy Communion to the sick. Patrick is survived by his sisters Mary Bell, Frances Costello, and Sr. Nancy McAward OP and was preceded in death by his sister Barbara Quinn.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Road, Katonah, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30 am on Thursday, May 2 at St. Joseph's RC Church, 10 Croton Falls Road, Croton Falls, NY. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors: woundedwarriorproject.org
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, NY 10536