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Patrick Sanford Karns

Resident of San Jose

Patrick was born in Los Angles, Ca. on Oct. 29, 1941 and passed away peacefully on Aug. 17 2010. He is survived by his brother and sister-n-law Mike and Carrie Swanson and nephews, Jeff and Pat. Pat graduated from Pacific High School, San Bernardino, Ca. in 1959. He attended San Bernardino Valley College and was a founding member of the Xi Nu Epsilon Fraternity. He joined the Navy in 1961, and was discharged in 1964. His successful career in sales began with being one of the 1st employees of Atari Inc. in 1971. He was Vice President of Sales, Domestic and International. Leaving Atari, Pat worked for Fun Games and Sega Enterprises. In 1984 he co founded a rep company called Pacific Energy Group. From 1984-1994, Pat was a top producer and ranked nationally in the top 5% for McHugh Lincoln Mercury. Most recently, Pat was successfully selling commercial real estate for Matusich Realtors Inc. Pat had an optimistic view on life. He loved going to the office every day, and working on that next big deal. His favorite saying was, "Dial with a Smile". Besides working from sunrise to sunset, Patrick's passions were fine dining and elegant clothes. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Sept. 5, 2010
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