Patrick J. Waardenburg, 43, of Forkston Twp., died Tuesday evening. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Angie Krause Waardenburg.
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Born in Ridgewood, N.J., on Jan. 6, 1970, son of John Waardenburg, 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, Pa., and was member of Temple Lodge 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 stone wall and 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 to the Gettysburg Civil War battlefield. He enjoyed the history of the battles and the sights. He was a loving, caring and helpful person that would be there when you needed him, no matter what. He touched many people and will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are his stepmother, Nancy, Bradenton, Fla.; son, Tice Patrick, Tunkhannock; sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Harold "Jr." Miller, Tunkhannock; nieces, Krystle and Makinsey Evans, Kennedy and Rosie Miller; and nephews, Ben and Jacob Spencer.
He was also preceded in death by his cousin, Jamie Dickson.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc., 73 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, by Pastor Lori Robinson. 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, visit www.sheldonkukuchkafu neral.com.
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Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 21, 2013