Patrick Leonard Taormina
1982 - 2016
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Patrick Leonard Taormina was born on July 8, 1982 in Sacramento. He passed away on June 15, 2016 in Davis, California. He is survived by his wife, Eimi Taormina, his parents Tim and Betty Taormina and brothers Thomas and wife Melinda, Paul and wife Saralyn, as well as his beloved nephew and nieces, Leo, Eleanor and Emily. Patrick is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Stephen and Janet Ruggiero and cousins Mark (Beth), Matthew (Kacey), Joseph (Sherri) Ruggiero, and Barbara Ching (Brian) and their families. Patrick was preceded in death by his grandparents Leonard (Leo) and Bernadine Taormina, Mildred Jones, and Emily Sederholm and his uncle Leonard Taormina and aunt Marilyn Taormina. Patrick grew up in Sacramento and graduated from Christian Brothers High School and the University of California Davis, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Genetics and a Masters Degree in Forensic Science. He was employed at the California Secretary of State's Office. In addition to science and technology, Patrick was especially interested in music and movies and had an extensive collection of films from the silent era to the modern, children's classics to spy thrillers and foreign films. Patrick played the piano and enjoyed many types of music. He combined his love of music and family and his technical skills to digitize a stash of old reel-to-reel audio tapes of his great grandparents, great aunts, great uncles, cousins and his grandfather Leo, playing musical instruments and singing, often in Italian. Like his beloved grandfather, Pat had a warm smile, a wonderful sense of humor and a kind word for everyone he met. He had an open and a generous heart. In his own words, he encouraged us to find hope, love, altruism, and the ability to step outside our own needs and comfort one another. He asked us to take care of each other and to take time today to tell someone how much they mean to you. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his devoted four-legged companion, Pico. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at St. Anthony Church, 660 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA 95831. Inurnment will be private. Memorial donations may be made in Patrick's name to Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95820 or to a charity of your choice.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jul. 9, 2016.
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August 10, 2016
Tim and Betty - our sympathy for the loss of Parick. We'll never forget his smiling face and the beautiful song he played for us at your home. We send our prayers. Senita and LaKreasta Taylor
Senita Taylor
July 27, 2016
Just heard about this very sad news. I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the heartbreak of losing such a wonderful son. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
eleanor ford
July 18, 2016
Our deepest condolences to your family. May you find comfort in your faith and your memories . Michael and Marilyn Desrys
July 15, 2016
I am so saddened to hear of your deep loss. Patrick's obituary shares a story of a good, kind man, taken too soon. my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Denise Silva-Holmes
July 14, 2016
Tim and Betty - We were so saddened to hear about the loss of your wonderful son. Our thought and prayers are with you and your entire family.
Paula & Carlos Patterson
July 14, 2016
Dear Tim, Betty and all Taormina family, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time. May God give you the strength you need .
Lillian Labhard
July 12, 2016
Dear Tim,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Patrick...may your wonderful memories be a source of strenth and comfort to you in the days ahead...

Michele Clerou McEvoy
July 12, 2016
Tim, Betty and the entire family:

My Deepest Condolences.
Kelly Williams (Beard)
July 12, 2016
We are so sorry for your loss. Both Joe and Matt have told us what a gentle soul Pat was. We didn't know about the service, or we would have been there. Both Pat's life and passing has touched the entire Traverso family more than words can express. We pray that Pat has reached his peace and is resting in the hands of God.
Joyce Traverso
July 12, 2016
Dear Tim, Betty and family,
It was a special blessing to attend the Memorial Mass for Patrick today. The hymns, readings, homily by Father Madigan, and especially the heartfelt eulogy read by his brother, Paul, were a loving tribute to a young man who meant so much to so many. I hope you can find comfort in the love, warmth, and friendship of all who were there to help you celebrate his life. I pray that your happy memories will be a consolation to you during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Leanne Sapnaro
July 12, 2016
Tim and family, My deepest sympathies for all of you. You are in my prayers.
Kay Sertich Gallagher
July 11, 2016
Tim, Betty and Family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during the very difficult time.
Robert and Rosie Hidalgo
July 11, 2016
Dear Tim and Betty,

My condolences to you both and to the rest of your family. While we all search for words to express the loss of Patrick we must remember the strength of prayer during this difficult time. My prayers are with you and for Patrick.
Tom Stassi
July 11, 2016
To the entire Taormina Family,
My heart aches for your lose of Pat. I have some wonderful memories from my childhood with Pat. He's sense of humor and his unique personality are memories of him that I'll remember for ever. My love and strength to all of durning this most difficult time.
Jennife Heuer-Lippi
July 10, 2016
My condolences to Patrick's family. He had such a big heart. I'm glad he considered me his friend.
July 10, 2016
July 10, 2016
My Deepest Condolences to the Family.
Laura Garcia
July 10, 2016
Tim and Betty, words cannot express the sadness I feel at hearing this tragic news. You, Patrick and his family are in my prayers.
Bob Southern
July 9, 2016
Dear Tim, Suzanne Schroeder told me of the loss of your Patrick. I can't even imagine how difficult this must be for you and Betty and the family to lose such an amazing young man. Tragic. I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and I will say prayers that God enfolds you in His love and keeps you in His continual care. I hope that many happy memories of Patrick will help your hearts heal until you meet him again in our heavenly home. Love and blessings to you and yours Tim.
Lynette Bell
July 9, 2016
Betty, Tim and extended family-my warmest hug is extended to you beautiful people during this most difficult time. May the love of your friends and family envelope you and carry you through. Godspeed be with you.
Heidi Olander-Evans
July 9, 2016
My condolences and thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and the entire Taormina family. The word has a lost a wonderful soul.
Amanda (Yeager) Rinehart
July 9, 2016
Tim and Betty, words cannot express the loss you are experiencing. My prayers and thoughts are with Patrick and you today.
Patrick O'Brien
July 9, 2016
Tim, I am truly saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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