Patrick J. Logan (affectionately called Packy) of Havertown, loving husband of Mary Rita Logan (nee McGoff), left us on February 8th, 2022 at the age of 80. He was predeceased by his father, Patrick J. Logan, Sr., his mother, Brigid (nee McDermott) Logan, his sisters, Sr. Rose Logan, DC, Mary Theresa Baca and Ann M. Logan. Patrick was the loving husband of Rita, devoted father of Patrick J. Logan III (Regina), Siobhan Logan Richardson (John), Maureen Logan Dougherty (Billy), Brenda Logan and Kevin Logan; cherished grandfather of Daniel, Julia, Shannon Lily, Maura, Emma, Shannon Ann, Erin, Saoirse and Ailish. Patrick is also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews.
Patrick was born on November 15, 1941. Raised in Bryn Mawr, he attended Our Mother of Good Counsel grade school, Monsignor Bonner High School and graduated with a Civil Engineering degree from Drexel University in 1967 through the university's co-op program. Patrick was the first in his family to attend college. After graduation, he worked for Peter Kewit and Sons, building bridges in New Jersey, including the Brigantine Causeway.
In 1972, he cofounded the LML Corporation with his partner Tom Lane. Starting with a fence contract for a Jack-in-the-Box restaurant, they built the firm into a multimillion dollar enterprise and enjoyed decades of success. Projects included additions and renovations at Notre Dame Academy and Saint Aloysius Academy as well as the restoration of the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann in Philadelphia. In recognition of their work for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, they were chosen to build the outdoor alter for Pope John Paul II’s visit to that city in 1979.
While Patrick's career accomplishments -- sprung from humble beginnings -- were impressive; the most important part of his life centered on family. Dad met Rita at an Irish dance held at the Upper Darby VFW hall. As a “Lady’s Choice” dance had been called, Rita headed across the floor to ask Patrick for a dance, but was waylaid by another suiter. Disaster was averted as a determined Rita made sure she was introduced to the man with the striking blue eyes that night, and the rest is history. They married in 1966, raising five children. In 1976, they moved from Bryn Mawr to Havertown.
The highlights of many a summer vacation were long visits to Rita's home place in Enaghbeg, County Mayo and travel north to Tully on the coast of Donegal to visit Patrick’s relations. These idyllic days with the family consisted of hikes to the top of Cashelmore, exploring the beach at Killala, trips to the shop and the fields with cousins, aunts and uncles, serpentine detours to castle ruins, late nights (and early mornings) with the Carr’s and the Mitchell’s filled with music, revelry and a few pints.
Patrick took immense pleasure in the exploits of his children and grandchildren, traveling to tennis competitions, college basketball games, rugby matches, crew regattas, soccer, softball, field hockey and many an Irish fèis. He enthusiastically pitched in on apartment moving days, kitchen renovations, landscaping projects and other jobs too numerous to mention here.
In 1990, Patrick and Rita bought and renovated a three bedroom shore house on 106th Street in Stone Harbor. As Patrick planned it, this house became a summer family gathering place and source of joy for them, their children and grandchildren. At other times, it was a quiet refuge and a place to entertain long-time friends.
With all of this activity, Patrick still found time for a few hobbies of his own as a master gardener coaxing copious amounts of fruit from his Persimmon and Fig trees and as a dedicated golfer, enjoying easy banter with life-long pals while offering the occasional, mostly playful admonition on the importance of accurate score keeping.
Patrick crammed more into his 80 years than many and this included most of all his deep and generous love for “McGoff” and their children. There are so many more stories to be told... Packy will be profoundly missed by those who loved him.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing, Monday, February 14, 2022, 9:00 – 10:45 AM at St. John Neumann Church, 380 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, followed by his Funeral Mass, 11:00 AM. Funeral Mass to be live streamed beginning at 11:00 AM. Please visit the following link to view the Funeral Mass, https://www.youtube.com/c/StJohnNeumannParishLivestream/videos . Interment St. Denis Cemetery, Havertown, PA.