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G. Patrick Byrnes

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G. Patrick Byrnes Obituary
March 30, 1945 - October 30, 2017 It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of G. Patrick Byrnes on October 30, 2017 at the age of 72. He was surrounded by his family in his hospital room at Torrance Memorial Hospital. He was born in Alta Dena, California, in 1945, grew up in Bronxville, New York, and Palos Verdes, California. Pat graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School, University of Santa Clara in 1967 and went on to get his MBA in Insurance/Pensions from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He was a former Marine, past President of the American Society of Professionals and Actuaries and a proud member of ACOPA (Division of ASPPA devoted to the professional development of the actuarial members). He was a great leader, educator and advocate for the private pension industry. An active member of the Torrance business community as the owner of Actuarial Consultants, Inc. from 1983 until his retirement in 2016. Among many of his achievements was his devotion to bridging communication and relationships between the IRS and the private pension industry. He received the Harry T. Eidson Founders Award from ASPPA, The Commissioner's Award and the Director's Award from the IRS, Los Angeles District. Pat's friends and family knew him to be a person who felt deeply for others and opened his heart to help in any way he was needed. His passion aside from his career was photography. He is survived by his wife Zo Byrnes, his son Ted and daughter Gaelen Byrnes. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Gracie Byrnes. He is survived by his sister Gracie, his brothers, Robert (Carol), and Brian (Cia), and sister Kate (Michael), and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Torrance YMCA (please indicate funds go to the Torrance/South Bay location) LAMP Community (Attn: Development Department; 1920 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles or to Housing Works in Hollywood (housingworkscsa.org), both devoted to helping homeless. Hope For Paws in Los Angeles (310-880-1416; rescue organization for suffering animals).
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10, 2018
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