John Patrick Landers After a courageous year-long battle with lymphoma, John Patrick Landers of Mill Valley, CA passed away at UCSF on December 6th. He was 38. Born on August 29, 1973, in Washington, DC, he grew up in the nearby suburb Bethesda, MD. Patrick attended St. Anselm's Abbey School, Washington, DC, and received a BA from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, in 1995. After college, Patrick moved to San Francisco where he began his lifelong career with his beloved Giants. He married his wife Christine Patterson September 20th, 2003 in the Presidio. An Eagle Scout, Olympic torch-bearer for the 1996 Atlanta Games and marathon runner, Patrick's adventurous spirit and mischievous grin infected all those around him. Not just an employee, but a fervid fan of the Giants, thankfully, he got to celebrate the 2010 World Series Championship with his adopted city and work family. His love for sports ran second only to his love and devotion to his family and friends. A proud, loyal, and loving husband and father, Patrick leaves behind his wife, Christine Patterson Landers; two sons Aidan (6) and Ty (3) whom he loved more than anything; sisters Mary Margaret Landers and Kathryn Marie Knowles; parents John Jay and Mary Theresa; 2 nieces Emma and Lindsay Nie; his beloved dog, Carter and countless friends in the US and Canada. During his year-long battle with cancer, Patrick demonstrated strength, courage, bravery, and taught us to live every moment of life to its fullest. He will forever be our hero. The family would like to thank the UCSF team of doctors and nurses who cared for Patrick. Their compassion and tireless effort will never be forgotten. Services will be held in San Francisco on Tuesday, Dec 13th at 1pm at AT&T Park. A memorial mass will be held in Washington DC on January 22, 2012 at St Anselm's Abbey School. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to a trust fund for the boys' college education. For information on how to contribute, please visit www.LoveForLanders.org.
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Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12, 2011.