Dr. Edward CREEHAN

CREEHAN, Dr. Edward
A.k.a. 'Purr-C', 'Dr. Cutie Pie', 'Bub', 'Pepys', 'Grampy', and 'Pepsi Pat', passed away Tuesday, August 13th, at his home in Fair Oaks, California, surrounded by family. He was 71 years old.

Born in 1941, in Virginia to mother Mary Rita Creehan and Edward Patrick Creehan, Patrick spent much of his youth in San Mateo, California. He attended Serra High School, followed by Santa Clara University, UCSF for medical school, and the University of Michigan for his residency in Dermatology. Patrick was also a flight surgeon in the Navy, stationed in Antarctica. During his time there, he would frequent New Zealand, which was where he was set up on a blind date with the woman who would become the love of his life. Patrick and his kiwi bride would later settle down in Fair Oaks, California where they shared a life filled with travel, art, food, drink, philanthropy, books, movies, family, and love.

Patrick is predeceased by his wife, Yvonne Creehan. He is survived by his son, Mark Rea; daughters, Alexandra Creehan and Tara Creehan; son-in-law, Charles Sommer; grandchildren, Colin, Jennifer, and Indira; sister, Mary Richardon; brother, Dennis Creehan; brother-in-law, Stan Leven; sister-in-law, Liz Gross; cousin, Rob Hutchinson; honorary daughter Rhonda Pope, many loving nieces and nephews; cats, Draupadi and Sita; and dog, Emmy Lou.

A graveside memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Fair Oaks Cemetery at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations may be made to his favorite organizations: Jepson Herbarium, Doctors Without Borders, or The Gorgas Course in Tropical Medicine. Patrick would also appreciate your patronage of independent bookstores.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on Aug. 15, 2013