Patrick Michael Yankee
Sharp Fenton Chapel
1000 Silver Lake Road
Fenton, MI
YANKEE, Patrick Michael - Age 76, of Fenton, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at Genesys Health Park. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 N. Adelaide St, Fenton with Fr. David Harvey celebrating. Visitation will be held at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton Tuesday from 1-5 and 6-9 p.m. and at church Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A vigil service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Those desiring may make contributions to St. John Catholic Church Gift Campaign. Mr. Yankee was born April 20, 1933 in Flint, the son of Casper S. and Marguerite (Trudell) Yankee. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Air Force. He married Rose Marie McCann August 21, 1954 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Flint and she preceded him in death November 1, 2006. Mr. Yankee retired in 1987 from AC Spark Plug after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Fenton V.F.W. Curtis Wolverton Post #3243, Fraternal Order of Eagles Fenton Aerie #2460 and a member and past governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Fenton Lodge #2364. He also was the assistant varsity football coach at Carman Ainsworth High School for 9 years. Surviving are: 3 children, Raymond Yankee of Ft. Wayne, IN, Michael and wife Patricia Yankee of Grand Blanc and Colleen and husband Mark Bezinque of Flint; 4 grandchildren, Nicole and husband David Campbell, Cynthia and husband Josh Bernard, Anthony Melton and Kyle Yankee; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Yankee; sister, Joyce Rademacher. Online tributes may be posted at the obituaries page of

Published by Flint Journal on Jan. 31, 2010.
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Mike and Ray
Although you do not know us, your father was admired by both of us. We met him at Carman-Ainsworth through the football program where we found him to be a man of integrity and great kindness.
Ron and Delores DiGiacomo
February 22, 2010
Ray - I received word of your dad's passing from a mutual friend, Dave Krupa. I don't know if you remember me, but we played ball together at Powers (and were pretty good buds in those early years). Your dad was a coach and a man that I always looked up to, even during those times when we were rebellious and resentful of authority. He was an honest man who would look you in the eye and tell you what you did right, and what you did wrong, whether on the basketball court or life in general. He left his mark on me and was a guiding light in those early years. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from him. It was an honor to know him. He will be missed. My condolences to you and your entire family.
Bob Maahs
February 5, 2010
Your father was one of my favorite forman at AC. Always making us laugh, stern, but fair.
I don't remember many of my foremans names from that time period, but he left his mark on me.
Cherish your memories, as they are the one gift from god, that death cannot destroy.
Roni Kardos
Veronica Kardos
February 3, 2010
Ray, Mike & Colleen, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, Pat. Ray, I am so glad that you & your dad stopped by last spring. I will always remember him that way, sitting having a beer. At least now he can join Rose in heaven and be happy. Love to you all.
Helen Norman
February 2, 2010
Ray, I just talked with Margo and she told me about your dad. I am so sorry. I pray that your journey through this event will be filled with wonderful memories and a laugh or two to help ease the painful void that I know his passing will leave in your lives. Time is a wonderful healer, but there will always be that little place that feels so empty... God Bless all of you!
Paula Braniff-Michalko
February 2, 2010
Today we sadly learned of Pat's passing. We spent many great times together at AC and with Pat and Rosie. I still remember the night that he put his snowmobile in the lake coming back from the restaurant. He was truly a great -- one of a kind person.
Marc/Carol Tate
February 2, 2010
Ray, we will never forget the fond memories we shared with your mom and dad. we are so sorry for your loss.
Bill&Judy Mcfarlane
February 1, 2010
We are so sorry to learn of Pat's passing. He was one of our favorite friends along with Rosie. We saw him not to long ago at the Eagles in Burton. We had a wonderful time and that will be one of our best memories.
Bill & Beverly Wilson
February 1, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Pat was a good man. We had alot of fun with your Mom and Dad. Especially when we were all here in Florida playing Euchere. He is finally with Rosie again. Sorry were not there for his funeral. Tom & Janice Smith.
February 1, 2010

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Frank Briggs
January 31, 2010
Mike, sorry to hear of dad's passing. Another member of the AC fraternity has left us. Fond memories. My prayers go out to your entire family.
Steve Peltier
January 31, 2010
Ray, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Dan/Vicki Corrigan
January 31, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Leonard Hennessy
January 31, 2010
Leonard Hennessy
January 31, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. My father was Rosie's uncle, Lee Gorton.The last time I spoke to Rosie was at the St. John festival. We lived on North Long Lake Rd. for 20 years. We now live On Secord Lake and belong to the Secord Lake Eagles. I remeber my parents liked Pat and Rosie very much. They both had great personalities. God Bless your whole family. Anna M. Robinson
January 31, 2010
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