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Pat Patterson was a wrestling star who helped built World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was a mentor to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Published in The New Jersey Herald on Dec. 2, 2020.
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January 6, 2021
I cannot express the sadness I feel right now, Pat was one of the most important people in WWE and the first openly gay wrestler of his generation, he is an inspiration to many. R.I.P. Godspeed Pat.
jared perkins
December 30, 2020
As a gay man, I thank you for coming out so publicly. I was severely depressed and struggling. When you came out, I stopped blaming myself and gradually learned to accept myself. I can never thank you enough or express how much it meant to me. God bless you and your family, you've truly made a difference.
K.S.
December 12, 2020
Dear Patterson Family Rory and I sincerely express our condolences's on the loss of Pat Patterson./he'll surely be missed very much.may he rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
Pat Patterson was a wrestling star who helped built World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was a mentor to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Grady Youngblood
December 9, 2020
I have been watching you for years and I did not know how funny you were.
Den Victoria
December 8, 2020
My condolences to his friends and his family he was openly gay and gave us the encouragement for our community for the rights that we needed is an extraordinary individual who's a role model for the next generation of all rainbow community and a good Community leader may he rest in peace
David P Call
Coworker
December 7, 2020
I grew up in the 70’s watching you on Big Time Wrestling with my brother and sister. You and Ray Stevens were the best tag team during that era. And probably the most feared. But it didn’t matter who you teamed with, you were my hero and when you got “hurt” I kept yelling at the TV “GO PAT GO!!!! GO PAT GO!!!” Thank you for all the years of great memories from Big Time Wrestling to your final days with WWE. RIP Pat.
Jon Carmichael
December 7, 2020
As a young boy growing up in San Jose, we used to go watch Pat and Roller Derby at the San Jose Civic Auditorium in the mid to late 60's. What a show for us, up close and personal as the room only held a small amount of fans. Thanks for the excitement for that young boy...Rest in Peace
Chuck Wright
Acquaintance
December 7, 2020
A legend in the world of wrestling, he will be missed and remembered by many. Sincere condolences to the Patterson family and friends, may God be with all of you as you go through this very difficult time of your loss.
December 6, 2020
Pat, Thanks for trusting me. Thank you for letting me take care of you. I did not meet you as a celebrity; I met you as a human being, a man with a great sense of humor who showed kindness to everyone and made me mad when you laughed about my Spanglish accent. You were a wonderful friend and a fantastic singer. Thank you, Pat, for every moment that we shared. Rest in peace.
Gracias Pat. Descansa en Paz
Damaysi Garcia
Friend
December 6, 2020
Pat, Thanks for trusting me. Thank you for letting me take care of you. I did not meet you as a celebrity; I met you as a human being, a man with a great sense of humor who showed kindness to everyone and made me mad when you laughed about my Spanglish accent. You were a wonderful friend and a fantastic singer. Thank you, Pat for every moment that we shared. Rest in peace
Gracias Pat Descansa en Paz
Damaysi Garcia
Friend
December 6, 2020
Pat, Thanks for trusting me. Thank you for letting me take care of you. I did not meet you as a celebrity; I met you as a human being, a man with a great sense of humor who showed kindness to everyone and made me mad when you laughed about my Spanglish accent. You were a wonderful friend and a fantastic singer. Thank you, Pat for every moment that we shared. Rest in peace
”You always will be in my heart.....as my special patient”

Gracias Pat, Descansa en Paz
Damaysi Garcia
Friend
December 6, 2020
Pat, Thanks for trusting me. Thank you for letting me take care of you. I did not meet you as a celebrity; I met you as a human being, a man with a great sense of humor who showed kindness to everyone and made me mad when you laughed about my Spanglish accent. You were a wonderful friend and a fantastic singer. Thank you, Pat for every moment that we shared. Rest in peace
”You always will be in my heart.....as my special patient”

Gracias Pat, Descansa en Paz
Damaysi Garcia Milian
Friend
December 6, 2020
HAPPY , HOLIDAYS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIR BUT , MORE IMPORTANTLY VAYA CON DIOS AMIGOS TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FRIEND #50 MATTHEW 26:01-26:75 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANDREW JOSHUA LAWLESS SR
December 5, 2020
You inspired us all for generation after generation. It was your match against Sergeant slaughter It made me realize that when I grow up, I want to be just like you. Thanks and enjoy the heavens!
Johnathan Dodds
Coworker
December 5, 2020
You will be missed
Sandra Downey
Friend
December 4, 2020
December 4 2020.
Pat Paterson a true friend. On the golf course, karaoke, listening to him sing beautiful songs, especially “my way”, good times in NYC, on cruises and so much more.

RIP PAT. You deserve eternal life in paradise
Murray Bacal
Friend
December 4, 2020
R.I.P Mr. Pat you will be missed. God bless you always...
Edward Sánchez
Friend
December 4, 2020
Rest in peace Pat I grew up watching you fight my husband loves you and we will always love you and remember you dearly. Keep on wrestling up in heaven with all the rest of the hall of famers and tell Andre we miss him too... From the Sánchez family...
Teresa Sánchez
Friend
December 4, 2020
I would like to thank pat Paterson for teaching me not to ditch at school or work
Jonathan White
Coworker
December 4, 2020
So sorry for your loss wwe and mr Patterson‘a family you all are in my prayers
Hope Anderson
Friend
December 4, 2020
We have lost a good man and a good teacher for the other guys and made them be great aswell
Cheryl Hammans
December 4, 2020
Rest in peace. You are now in heaven with Jesus Dancing in the Sky. There's a song that I love listen to called Heaven sounding sweeter all the time
Douglas
December 4, 2020
Pat, you and Ray Stevens were my heroes. You were an artist in the ring, an artist on the mic, and I wish I had known you. I will always remember your run in the San Francisco territory. I got to shake your hand in Santa Rosa after your match. No one, but absolutely no one, could work a crowd like you did. Everything you did was so believable. And I truly admire the fact that you could be openly gay in the time and era you did, and in the profession you were in. Bless you, Pat. I will always remember you fondly.
Mark Osten
Acquaintance
December 4, 2020
You will be truly missed Mr. Pat Patterson and never forgotten. You are among so many of the greats who now have heaven as your own ring.
Rayna Miller
Friend
December 4, 2020
used to watching you when I was a kid you're awesome wrestler and the awesome person we'll all miss you and you always will be remember
Ricky Larocque
Friend
December 4, 2020
Pat I will miss you just want to say I grew up watching all your wrestling sign james tanton
James Tanton
Friend
December 4, 2020
To one of the greats, you will be missed greatly
John dishler
Friend
December 4, 2020
WWE HALL OF FAMER!!! RIP PAT PATERSON
Marilyn
December 4, 2020
You will be missed
Danielle Alfreds
Friend
December 4, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Douglas
Friend
December 4, 2020
Rest in peace Pat Patterson. My brother Dennis passed away on October 11th 2020 please tell him hi from his brother my name is Doug. Thank you for everything you've done for the WWE. God bless you and rest in peace
Douglas
Friend
December 4, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Aaron Ward
Friend
December 4, 2020
Now you are wrestling with the angels
Oliver Wood
Acquaintance
December 4, 2020
Mr. Patterson I had the pleasure of meeting you once in Boston. You were friendly and witty. I was in awe that I had met you but you made me feel at ease. Thank you for that day and your years of contribution to pro wrestling. Blessings to your family and friends.
Sonya Schell
December 4, 2020
I am a long time wrestling fan and would like to take this time to say i am truly sorry for the loss of a great legend. I would also like to thank him for all his hard work to help form the WWE for what is is today.
Shawn Finch
December 3, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. At this sad time, may God comfort and strengthen you.
Mary
Neighbor
December 3, 2020
Rest in peace pat you were one of the greats in wrestling
Paul Collins
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
Thanks for all the years Pat, only one word can explain your greatness, AWSOME , RIP
dominick telesco
December 3, 2020
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Patterson. May the God of all comfort bring your family some comfort during this time of great sorrow.
December 3, 2020
Grief can be so hard on family and friends, but the special memories can us to cope.
December 3, 2020
Condolences to the friends and family of Pat Patterson, some may not know that Pat golfed as well as I saw him many years ago at Cypress Golf Course back in the day in Colma. He didn't hit the ball straight, but he hit if very far!

Thank you for entertaining my friends and I at the golf club that day Pat, that meant alot to us

RIP
Frank G
December 3, 2020
Cheri Bickley
Acquaintance
December 3, 2020
Aloha pat patterson wrestles at san Francisco cow place 60's & 70's was the best time for me as a kid my cousin billy would take my self brother & friends it was a great time always, got programs sign by all the wrestlers in that time,thank you pat you were my hero back then so pat may you party in paradise with the rest of the best OOOHHH WHAT A RUSH
Kirk Olsen
December 3, 2020
PP: The FIRST EVER WWE Intercontinental Champion and The CREATOR of Royal Rumble match with condolences to his inside or outside wrestling friends and family.
December 3, 2020
My condolences.
December 3, 2020
10 memorial chimes of the ring bell to honor the memory of a true icon and legend in the annals of the squared circle: Pat Patterson.
Les Breese
December 3, 2020
My condolences to his family, friends and fans. Yesterday was a very sad day. Rest easy Pat Patterson, thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. ❤
Nicole Ciccariello
December 3, 2020
Rip pat paterson thank you for the memories.
David westmorland
December 2, 2020
RIP: Pat. You will always be loved and missed.
Ric Gillespie
Friend
December 2, 2020
He became a LGBT icon when he came out in the seventies. I'll never forget what it meant to me to see a gay wrestler be accepted by the WWE. He gave me hope and taught me to accept myself, I'll always remember him. I send my condolences to his family,
Tom Greenberg
December 2, 2020
My deepest condolences to his family much love Mr.Patterson
Friend
December 2, 2020
Thank God for Pat Patterson, he single handedly changed wrestling. I will always be grateful and thank him from the bottom of my heart.
Patrick Owens
December 2, 2020
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frank
December 2, 2020
Sorry to hear about the passing of Pat Patterson he will be missed by all that knew him God Bless
Tina Bell
December 2, 2020
There's real joy, peace, and security in Jesus Christ. May all who grieve Mr. Patterson's passing know these blessings..........Romans 10:9 - 13.
Jim
December 2, 2020
Knowing that there were stars out there who were gay really helped me during a difficult time. I am grateful that he made the tough decision to come out, it made all the difference to me. He touched more lives than he'll ever know. To his family, please accept my heartfelt sympathies. He was a wonderful person who risked everything and stood up for the LGBT community. I'll never forget him.
Steven Evans
December 2, 2020
Godspeed Pat, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the memories.
Harry Simpson
December 2, 2020
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Pat Patterson he was one true Wrestler back in the day and his legend will live on I been a WWE wrestling fan since age 10 back in 1978 RIP Pat you will be deeply missed all my love and prayers
Darren Delso-Opfer
Friend
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