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May 23, 1924 -
August 28, 2018

Patrick "Pat" Hugh Mondhan, 94, a highly decorated WWII Veteran, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Island Hospital.

He was born on May 23, 1924, the son of Ashley and Leona (McDanel) Mondhan in Anacortes. Patrick was baptized into the Christian Faith in November 1938.

Soon after his high school graduation on May 27, 1943 he was inducted into the U.S. Army on June 8, 1943 and assigned to the 43rd Division in early 1944. Pat was deployed to New Guinea, a large island off the continent of Australia, where part of the bloodiest fighting of WWII took place and also to Luzon, Philippines. He was a Rifleman and received the following decorations and citations in his service in the Asia Pacific Theatre: Purple Heart with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Medal, Japanese Occupation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Pat was wounded during combat, twice in January 1945 and the third time was in March of 1945.

He was honorably discharged in October 1945, and soon after his arrival home, he married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Prudence Childs. Together they had two children: Willard who predeceased him in 1966 and Carol.

Pat's civilian life engaged him in various occupations: Cab driver with Afleck Bus Company, Anacortes Door Company, Anacortes Veneer Products, Volunteer Fireman to Custodian at Anacortes Christian Church.

In 1950, Pat began to devote his time at ACC, teaching Sunday School and rose to the ranks of deacon and elder of the Church. He also gave talks at the grade schools on Old Anacortes and WWII. Pat also served as a member of Veterans of Foreign War, Anacortes Museum Board and the Anacortes Secondary Treatment Board. His parents predeceased him, and his beloved Prudence preceded him in rest in 2002.

He is survived by his daughter Carol (Jim Baldwin) of Anacortes; grandchildren: Jamie Baldwin (Rob) of West Seattle, Daniel Baldwin of Anacortes, Jennifer Peel (Chris) of Oak Harbor; and great-grandchildren: Joshua, Caidance, Luke, Stephanie, Melissa, Jenna, Allison, Mathew and Rachel.

His Inurnment with Military Honors will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Grand View Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service with Reception at the Anacortes Christian Church at 12:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in the memory of Pat to the ACC Preschool Scholarship or Joe & Carole Hoover Missionaries.

Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes, WA. To share a memory of Pat, please sign the online guestbook at www.evanschapel.com
Published in Skagit Valley Herald on Sept. 16, 2018
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