Patrick J. Waardenburg. 43, of Forkston Township, died Tuesday evening, March 19.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Angie Krause Waardenburg.
He was born in Ridgewood, N.J., on Jan. 6 1970, son of John Waardenburg, of Bradenton, Fla., and the late Linda Ross Waardenburg.
Pat was a 1988 graduate of the Tunkhannock High School. He was employed by The Masonic Village in Dallas. He was a member of Temple Lodge No. 248 in Tunkhannock.
Pat was very passionate about music, playing, writing and singing with local bands at many various venues. However, it was not uncommon for him to bring out his guitar and share at family and friends gatherings outside by the campfire. He had many different talents working with his hands, such as woodworking, building a stonewall, making his famous BBQ ribs. You would also hear his stories about the outdoors, his hunting, fishing, canoeing, four wheeling, or his traveling with his wife, Angie, or "Blondie," as he would call her, to the NASCAR races or just exploring many different states from coast to coast.
One of Pat's favorite stops was Gettysburg to the Civil War battle field. He enjoyed the history of the battles and the sights. He was a loving, caring and helpful person who would be there when you needed him, no matter what. He touched many people and will be deeply missed.
His cousin Jamie Dickson preceded him in death.
He is survived by his stepmother, Nancy, of Bradenton, Fla.; son, Tice Patrick, of Tunkhannock; sister and brother- in-law, Wendy and Harold "Jr." Miller, of Tunkhannock; nieces, Krystle and Makinsey Evans, Kennedy and Rosie Miller, and nephews, Ben and Jacob Spencer.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, with Pastor Lori Robinson officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. A gathering of friends and family will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. For directions and online condolences, please visit www.sheldonkukuchkafuneral.com.