Patrick J. Curtis
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On Friday, July 31st, Pat lost his battle with cancer. Born on October 2, in Chicago, he was 58. He attended UIC, and held a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Though reserved at times, Pat made a lasting impact on those close to him. He was quick-witted, clever, & always ready with the first lyric of any song that came on his preferred radio station WXRT. He loved to make people smile, and found connection to the world through music (specifically Stevie Ray Vaughn & Led Zeppelin). Pat married the love of his life, Elizabeth (Betsy) Curtis, née Quaid, in June, 1991. They shared many adventures together, from Spain to the local pond for ice skating and many bike rides along the way. They treasured all of their experiences, and built a life out of love & laughter. Pat had 3 daughters - Shannon, Kaitlyn, & Brenna - and their family of 5 was an unbreakable unit. From planning elaborate vacations to getting everyone skating on the Maggie Daley Ribbon, family was his priority. Pat is also survived by his siblings - Mary, JoAnn, and Jim and many nieces and nephews. Pat's family takes comfort knowing he will be reunited with his father, James, and his beloved grandmother, Frances, who he lovingly referred to as "kiddo". A memorial service is planned for the summer of 2021. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent in his name to the Wellness House -

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 13, 2020
I had the honor to work with Pat the last 2 years, I will always remember the joyful musical talents that he brought to our team/family as a great drummer, air guitarist, and rock star singer. Every time we talk about our families, I always see this joy and smile on his face, especially talking about the 4 princesses in his household. We will miss you a lot Pat, may you rest in peace now and you will always be in our hearts.
Gary Kam
August 13, 2020
Pat was a good man. I worked with him at Paslode. He was part of a great group we had. It was a pleasure working with him. My prayers are with all.
Patrick Udelhofen
August 11, 2020
I loved seeing the skating pictures. Especially the hockey skates on Betsy. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Paula Peter-Reasoner
August 10, 2020
Betsy and girls,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful family moments, and allowing us to share in some great times! Keep those memories close. Pat’s smile as he skated/danced the Maggie Daley Ribbon yearly was evident with all of you nearby. May you find peace and strength with each other.
R & Kath Puttkammer
August 10, 2020
Your's was such a beautiful love story. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Pat, but I felt like I did from your pictures and words. Betsy you shared moments of happiness with us all. My condolences to the entire family ❤
Karen Stone Evans
August 10, 2020
Pat, was a gentle soul! Even tho I haven’t seen seen Pat in probably 40 years, we had some good times together growing up. My condolences go out to his family and friends. I’m sure that he’ll miss his family as much as they will miss him!
Robert Blankshain
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