Patrick Michael Friderici
Patrick Michael Friderici, 43, of Topeka, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2007 at Most Pure Heart of Mary. Inurnment will follow at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Services are under the direction of Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel. Patrick and his twin sister, Cathy, were born on June 29, 1963 in Columbia, South America, the children of Boris A. and Anne Marie (Engel) Friderici. Patrick was a United States Veteran. He was also an alumnus and avid fan of Florida State University. Patrick was a devoted father and uncle. Survivors include his wife, Susan Dawn Friderici; children, Alexis and Kylee; father, Boris Friderici; sisters, Cathy McFarlin and Sonia Friderici; one niece and five nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Anne Marie Friderici.
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Published by Topeka Capital-Journal on May 11, 2007.
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Jim Thorpe
May 5, 2021
Lana Koon-Anderson
May 5, 2020
Dear Dawn, Alexis, Kylie and family,
Our deepest sympathies to you at this time of lost and grief. Our hope for you all is to find peace and comfort as you struggle with your profound loss.
Katrina & Jim Robertson
June 5, 2007
Dawn and Girls-
My thoughts and prayers have been with you daily. Obviously, many people care for you and are also keeping you in their prayers. Please call if you need a break or some help. We'll be here any time.
Tressa Haltom
May 18, 2007
As many before me here have said, my most sincere condolences to you Dawn, your daughters, and to Cathy. I was fortunate enough to be a roommate of Patrick’s in Tallahassee and will never forget his infectious smile, endearing laugh, and selfless disposition. God bless you all.
Jim Thorpe
May 17, 2007
Dear Dawn,
I was deeply saddened to learn of the recent loss of your husband. Although I had only a brief interaction with your family at the PAT Preschool Information Fair it did not take long to recognize the love and devotion he had for you and your beautiful girls. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to call if you need anything.

Brandi Hubener
PAT Coordinator
Brandi Hubener
May 17, 2007
We know God's arms are around you and the girls. He will lead you forward.
Love you, my little neighbor girl.
Jo Maugh
May 16, 2007
Dear Dawn, I learned of your loss from Therese. I am so sorry. I will be praying for you to find strength in the support of family and friends and peace in your darkest days!!! With love, Angie
Angie Boles
May 15, 2007
Cathy & Rusty McFarlin
May 15, 2007
To Patrick's family and friends, I only knew Patrick a short time, but knew him to be a kind person and loving father. I will miss seeing him at work. He is at peace now and hope peace for all who knew him.
Lana Koon-Anderson
May 15, 2007
Rusty and Cathy,

Loraine and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Patrick's kind soul when I first met him at CRHP several years ago. He treated me like we were friends for years. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Phil and Loraine Zaidan
May 15, 2007
Dawn, Alexis, and Kylee,
We were so shocked and sad to learn of this tragedy, and we thank God that you three are safe. May you have strength and find peace during this rough time. We are available anytime to help any way we can. Love, Heather, Mike, & Michael
Heather Salerno
May 15, 2007
Susan, the girls, Cathy, Sonia, and Boris,
My thoughts and sympathies are with you through this difficult time. I am so glad that I was able to see Patrick last year after a 20 year absence. I think of all the crazy times we had when we were kids and the thought of his laugh makes me smile. I will always remember him that way. My love to you all.
Dominic Engel
May 15, 2007
Cathy & Rusty,
Patrick, Dawn, Kylee & Alexis have been in my prayers since Sunday May 6th. I was deeply grieved when I heard about your loss, but have felt he is in the Lord's hands. I have lifted you and your family up since then. May the Lord's peace & love reassure you and comfort you at this time. Love Judy Reinman
Judy Reinman
May 14, 2007
We are praying for the whole family.
Chuck Lang
May 14, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Liz Woodard
May 14, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. I pray our Blessed Mother hold you close to her immaculate heart during this time and our Lord carry your grief. You all remain in our prayers.

God Bless,
Pat, Grace and Jacob Flynn
May 14, 2007
Dear Cathy & family and Sonia & family, Dawn & Girls: I know that it's a sad and dificult time, but he is in good hands. I wish I could have been there, but my thoughts and prayers are. I love you guys and I hope we keep in contact more. As Family we should. Aunt Ann was there to recieve him and they are together.
Tatiana Saini-Friderici
May 14, 2007
What I am feeling right now is hard to put into words. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deanna Poarch
May 14, 2007
To a co-worker and friend: An eternal bliss to you Patrick, and may your litle girls maintain a deep awareness of your love for them.
Marie Goddard
May 14, 2007
We pray for all of you at this most difficult time. Patrick is at peace with our Lord and we pray that his family and friends are comforted with God's strength and love now and in the days ahead. Cathy, we are waiting for you back here in Tallahassee with our love, hugs, and prayers.
Christ's love,
Marilyn and Steve Hammond
Tallahassee, FL
Marilyn Hammond
May 14, 2007
With deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. We lift him up at Mass, by Rosary and by Divine Mercy Chaplet. May the Lord, in His infinite Mercy, welcome him into the Kingdom. Peace be with you all. The Dunns, Mark, Rosa, Alexandra and Katherine.
Mark Dunn
May 14, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jean Griffin
May 14, 2007
Dear Cathy, Rusty, Michael & Matthew,
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane, Kirk, Jason & Jordan Mauro
May 14, 2007
I thought of Patrick as my brother. He was always kind and helpful in the time we spent together. He deeply loved our nephews -- Michael and Matthew, and he always stood up for his friends. I will miss him greatly.
Kevin McFarlin
May 14, 2007
I only know Patrick and his family through the many heartfelt prayers offered on their behalf by his twin sister, Cathy McFarlin. Oh, how that woman prays! I trust that the Lord of all the earth has embraced Patrick's soul and erased his sorrow. May his survivors also take great comfort in their relationship with our loving Father in heaven. God bless!
Julie Bettinger
May 14, 2007
Rusty and Cathy,

So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my prayers. May the Lord be with you throughout this difficult time.
Dot Robertson
May 14, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Chuck Roberson
May 14, 2007
"Absent from the body, now present with the Lord"

May the Lord's peace and comfort sustain you in this difficult time.

Steve and Fran Meister
(Orlando, Florida)
Steve Meister
May 14, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jim Begue
May 14, 2007
Cathy and Rusty,
Our prayers are with you. The Lord will carry you through. Hold on to the many good memories the three of you shared together.
Lisa Harvey
May 14, 2007
My thoughts are with you.
Dale Finch
May 14, 2007
The grief for the loss of a loved one is a part of life's darkest hour. I pray that Jesus will cast His light in this hour and give peace to Patrick's family.

I've heard many stories of the dedicated father and friend.
David and Dina Ochs
May 13, 2007
Dawn and Girls,
You are in my thougts, prayers and heart.
All my love,
Kasey, Tod and Danny Reaves
Kasey Reaves
May 13, 2007
May 13, 2007
May 13, 2007
Rest Peacefully Patrick. You touched and impacted so many lives during your journey here on earth. Even though we lost touch as adults, you were thought of often and I have great memories of you from our childhood. You are loved and will be missed dearly. My sincerest sympathies to Cathy, Sonia, Boris and Patrick's family. All our love,

Cousin Jean(ie) (Engel) Patton and family (Jarrett and Adrienne)
Jean Patton
May 13, 2007
Rest well Patrick. Know that you were loved by family and friends and will always be remembered and missed. Love to Dawn and the children.

Uncle Steve
Steve Engel
May 13, 2007

Renee', Bianca and I are down the street when you need a friend! God Bless. H
Henry McClure
May 12, 2007
Dawn and Family,

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I met Patrick once here in Florida as I used to work with Will McFarlin. My prayers to the families for their loss of their loved one.
Mike Sumner
May 12, 2007
Dawn, girls & family,
We were very sorry to hear of your loss. We have been friends with Dawn since childhood, and even though we have lost touch over the last couple of years, if there is ANYTHING we can do, please know that we are here. Patrick was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. You are with us in our thoughts and prayers. We love you.
Love, Gwen Sirna, Jenna Cooper & Therese Piper
Gwen Sirna
May 12, 2007
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Though I only knew Patrick for a brief time at work, he was a very kind and caring individual.
Carole Woolfolk
May 11, 2007
Dawn & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. If their is anything I can do please don't hesistate to ask! Take comfort in God through this difficult time!

Ronda Lang-Blue Team-Topeka Va
Ronda Lang
May 11, 2007
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray the Lord will comfort you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you and the girls.
Valarie Wallace (Swezy)
May 11, 2007
Dawn and family,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Patrick was a wonderful father, he would do anything for his girls. I just want you to know that Rene and I will be here for you anytime you need us, we are just down the street. Please do not hesitate to call. May God bless you and your family during this time of need.

Rene & Jennifer Tinajero and family
Jennifer Tinajero
May 11, 2007
I'll miss the light and the laughter you brought to the workplace. Peaceful rest.
Norma Hagemann
May 11, 2007
Susan and girls,
I want to express my deepest sympathy to you. Patrick was a bright soul here at SCLHS. His warm smile radiated to everyone he encountered. He spoke of his sweet little girls with enthusiasm. May God grant you comfort and peace during this very difficult time.
"I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me." Phil 4:13
Sandra Tribble
May 11, 2007