Patrick Kevin Cushing
1987 - 2018
Riley Mortuary, Inc.
110 Division St
Amsterdam, NY
Patrick Kevin Cushing, 31, of Troy, NY; and formerly of Amsterdam, NY, passed away tragically, Saturday afternoon, October 6, 2018 in the Town of Schoharie. Patrick was a pure soul. He loved his family, friends and his girlfriend in a completely unconditional manner. Patrick could walk into a crowded room and walk out later with three new friendships. Not acquaintances, friendships. A special soul in every way. Born in Amsterdam, NY, June 19, 1987, he was the son of Kevin Cushing and Cynthia "Cindy" Carriola Fitzgerald. Pat received his education at St. Mary's Institute and graduated from Amsterdam High School. He also attended Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY. He was employed with the New York State Senate in Albany, NY, at the time of his death. Growing up in Amsterdam NY, Patrick participated in pretty much every sport available - baseball, basketball, football, skateboarding, snowboarding, and soccer. He used his speed, agility and uncanny intelligence to his every advantage. He was the ultimate teammate. After games, he was also the first to shake hands, either consoling or congratulating the opposing team. Later, in his twenties, Patrick discovered Team Dodgeball. Starting in local gyms in Clifton Park, NY and ending up playing in the World Championships in England and home this past year in Madison Square Garden. Patrick was a fierce competitor and left nothing on any sporting field he played on. Most importantly, Dodgeball was an activity where he made new friends from literally all over the world. On hearing of Patrick's accident and passing, far-flung friends expressed their pain and palpable sorrows using social media to share stories. When not playing dodgeball or pursuing his love of photography, Pat played an acrobatic third base (next to his big brother Justin, the shortstop) on many local Amsterdam softball teams. These teammate friends were mostly lifelong friends..some lost in this tragic accident......." Pat is survived by his father, Kevin C. Cushing (Sue Hensley-Cushing) and his mother, Cynthia C."Cindy" Fitzgerald (Myles) all of Saratoga Springs, NY; brother, Justin Cushing (Serena Kim-Cushing) of Colonie, NY; and sister, Hannah Cushing of Menands, NY; stepsister, Sarah Paisley (Erik) of Minneapolis, MN, and Maya Valentin (Manny) of Saratoga Springs, NY; his maternal grandmother, Sandra Carriola of Amsterdam. Aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Fort Johnson, NY, will be private for family only. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Riley Mortuary, Inc., 110 Division Street, Amsterdam, NY 12010. Memorial gifts in Pat's name may be made to: City of Amsterdam Recreation Department, MEMO Youth Sports, in memory of Patrick K. Cushing. To send online condolences to the family, visit
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Published by The Daily Gazette Co. on Oct. 10, 2018.
Calling hours
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Riley Mortuary, Inc.
110 Division St, Amsterdam, NY
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Mary's Church
156 East Main Street, Amsterdam, NY
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My man, my brother.. It will always forever be my honor to had played with you on the same team and to know you in person and win dbc with ya...miss ya bro... Rest well
October 4, 2020
It's been a year since I received the call frm Rob when I was in church.. We honor u this year in dbc... I tattoo ur number with infinity sign on my arm.. My brother.. U rest well... And always.. U will always be part of the pack.. U are always a family.. U are always a brother to me

Love ya

Emmanuel Tan
October 4, 2019
My heart goes out to your family during this time of such great loss. I didn't personally know Patrick but his life story was so touching. May Jehovah God guard your heart in this awful time and may he give you the needed peace. I will keep you family in my thoughts and prayers
Mabel Campbell
October 13, 2018
Kevin- my heart goes out to you and your family. Sounds like you raised an awesome son. My prayers are with you. Kathy Montgomery Ullrich
October 13, 2018
My man , my brother .. when i first met u in manchester 2016 was all right .. last year when we were playing as Outkast International together at the germany beach cup , man are just so funny , so energtic and i was having so much fun with you in the team and not forgetting that crucial diving catch you made during the semi i believe that got us into the final..

When i got the call that u are gone , i cant believe it and i still dont but knowing you , you will want all of us to celebrate your life , your name and your honor instead of cryin
Love you brother .. i will see you on the other side


Emmanuel Tan
October 11, 2018
I'm deeply saddened by your loss. May the dark spot on your soul be comforted that he always be with you.

You all will be in my thoughts and healing prayers for a long time to come
Gary Miles
October 11, 2018
Our hearts go out to your family. Not a day goes by that we aren't thinking of each one that lost their life and praying for the family and friends. May you find comfort in those around you and the memories you have.
Larry and Gina Lachmayer Jr

Blessed are those who mourn, that they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
Gina Lachmayer
October 11, 2018
I am heartbroken for your loss of this awesome young man, prayers To all, RIP Sweet soul!
Colleen Vroman
October 10, 2018
My heart breaks for your loss. Such an awesome young man I am so sorry! Bless you and many prayers to help you dealing with this senseless loss.RIP Sweet Soul!
Colleen Vroman
October 10, 2018
I am so sorry - no words can express... I will pray. Tim Blanchfield.
October 10, 2018
Sincere condolences to all of Patrick's family and friends. So sorry for your unspeakable loss.
DLG Parisi
October 10, 2018
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