THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Patrick J. Lahiff
Patrick J. Lahiff, 84, of Marinette, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 5, at the Luther Home due to congestive heart failure.
Born Oct. 31, 1929 to the late Alvin J. Lahiff and Beatrice (King) Lahiff,
he graduated in 1948 from Our Lady of Lourdes High School and worked at Goodfellows until being drafted into the United States Army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Germany where he worked as a mail clerk. He married Joanne M. Weber April 22, 1952 while on furlough from military service. After returning home from Germany, he worked for Scott Paper Co. for 37-1/2 years, retiring in 1990.
He will be remembered for his sense of Irish humor, the jokes he told and the paper ones he handed out and his memory of people and places from years ago. He enjoyed going to Vegas with his wife twice a year for several years, watching college football and the Packers, even watching the Monday night game before his Tuesday passing. He also enjoyed sail boating his entire life and took pleasure in frequenting the Shore Crest and The Dome Lanes for a beer or two. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen M. (David) Woods, Sturgeon Bay and Mary E. Mel (Bruce) Chaltry, Marinette; a sister, Mary Lou (James) LaPlant, Springdale, Oh.; a brother, James (Ruth) Lahiff, Athens, Ga.; a sister-in-law, Janet Kraus, Marinette and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne on March 15, 2006.
A private service will be held at a later date. Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family.