Gary M. Patriarca
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gary on February 22, 2021 at the age of 67. Gary fought a courageous battle against leukemia.
Gary was born in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1953 to mother Providence and father Michael. He attended St. John High School and graduated from Kent State University in 1977 receiving a degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Early in his career he was employed by Time Magazine, Inc. from 1978-1984 and traveled extensively through 27 countries in Europe being headquartered in Amsterdam. Upon returning to the United States, he was based in Boston before moving to Huntington Beach, California in 1984 where he met his former wife Renee. They married in 1985 at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Huntington Beach and had three children, Stacy, Michael, and Lauren. Gary transitioned into a sales career in telecommunications, working for British Telecom, Concert and AT&T before ultimately retiring from a security guard position at Allied Universal.
Gary was a gentle warm hearted people person who enjoyed life and had many friends and cultivated true and deep lasting relationships. He enjoyed rooting for the Anaheim Angels baseball team and tailgating parties with his Kent State Alumni, colleagues, golf, wine tasting, fine cigars, dinners and cocktails with friends and family, traveling, bike riding, and going to the beach.
Gary will be deeply and lovingly missed by all who were blessed to have known his generosity, kindness and affection.
He is survived by his three children, Stacy and Michael, of Orange County, CA, and Lauren, of San Francisco, sister Connie and niece Brittany of Bridgeport, West Virginia, brother Thomas and sister-in-law Lorraine of Los Angeles, and nieces Erika of Santa Rosa and Andrea of Sherman Oaks.
The family expresses its enormous gratitude to his close friends Susan Friday, Cathy and Travis Carroll, Ivan Arreola and Skip
Crittenden whose friendship and caring was instrumental in Gary's well being over the past several years.
Gary left us all too soon. We are grateful for the time we had with him and will miss his warmth and kind loving spirit.