Tiernan, Patrick Duane RENSSELAER Patrick Duane Tiernan, 29, of Rensselaer died suddenly Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at home. Patrick was born in Albany and was a musician from East Greenbush being featured in Reverbnation. Pats first stage performance was at the age of seven with his father's band while working to get the Rensselaer County Vietnam Veterans Memorial built. I wanted to teach him to play guitar then, but he let me know when he was ready to learn. His first guitar performance was at his cousin Mellissa's wedding at about 13. We played Mellissa by the Allman Brothers Band and then he took off from there. He has flown on his own wings since then. He started playing acoustic gigs by himself and then along came the bands which were ODUS BUDD, MOBANA and his last band WHAT IT IS. Pat was involved with many charity events. He was on his way to Austin, Texas in the fall to take his passion to a different level and touched so many lives with his music in the short time he had with us. He will be missed by all who knew him. Love Dad, Mom and his Brother Brian. Patrick is survived by his mother, Judy J. (Karkowski) Tiernan; father, Kevin J.; step mother, Darlene Tiernan; and one brother, Brian T. Tiernan; nephew of Michael and Laura Page, Alan and Melinda Christman, Thomas and Timothy Tiernan. Predeceased by grandparents, Herman and Ida Mae Bridger, and Gerald and Sarah Tiernan; and uncle, Channing Tiernan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral 11 a.m. on Monday from Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc., 165 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, N.Y. Friends may attend his calling hours in the funeral home Sunday from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Light a condolence candle at www.wjrockefeller.com
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Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home, Inc.
165 Columbia Turnpike
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Published in Albany Times Union from July 26 to July 28, 2012