Patrick "Pat" F. Walsh of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully on September 18, 2021 at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Pat was born in Philly on May 25, 1951 to his beloved parents, Patrick and Mary Esther (Harkin) Walsh.
Pat truly cherished his family and friends and will be sorely missed by all of them. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marian (Mickey) O'Rourke Walsh and his adoring twin daughters, Elizabeth Ann of Philadelphia, PA and Erin Kathleen of Pittsburgh, PA, all of whom were at his side on the day of his passing. Pat is also survived by his loving sister, Helen Callaghan (Lance) of Roseville, Minnesota and dear brother, Hugh (Joan) of Willingboro, New Jersey, as well as nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law and lots of lrish cousins.
Pat grew up in Northeast Philly where he attended St. Martin of Tours Grade School and was a proud graduate of St. Joe's Prep and Villanova University. Pat was a "Philly guy" through and through. He loved the Eagles, Villanova basketball and the Jersey shore.
Pat worked as a salesman for 3O+ years, selling everything from machine tools and lawn tractors to bottled water. He was a natural at his craft, easily becoming friends with his customers and practically everyone he met. He will be remembered for his ready smile and infectious, hearty laugh.
Pat reveled at being a Dad and happily coached his daughters' recreational soccer and CYO basketball teams as they were growing up.
ln retirement, Pat enjoyed spending time with friends at shuffleboard outings, the gym and gatherings of any kind. He also enjoyed serving as a member of the Hospitality Committee at SS Simon and Jude Church. He loved watching sports, keeping up with business news, travelling and attending theatre and Philadelphia Orchestra productions.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 PM-9:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike (cor. Hilltop Road), West Chester, PA (610) 431-9000 and Friday, September 24, 2021 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at SS Simon and Jude Church, 8 Cavanaugh Court, West Chester, PA and to his Funeral Mass at 11:30 AM. Interment will be private.
Please, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat's memory to Don Guanella and Divine Providence Communities, 20 E. Cleveland Avenue, Norwood, PA 19074 or to St. Edmond's Home for Children, 320 S. Roberts Road, Rosemont, PA 19010 would be appreciated.
It would be helpful to the family if you would be kind enough to leave a memory or recollection of Pat.
Pat's Funeral Mass will be livestreamed at https://vimeo.com/613609989