Allan “Big Al” J. Patrick

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died July 8th, 2019

Allan J. “Big Al” Patrick, 79, of Escanaba, passed away early Monday morning, July 8, 2019 at Christian Park Health Care Center.

He was born on May 21, 1940 in Escanaba, son of Joseph and Ellen (Lancour) Patrick. Allan attended St. Anne elementary School, Escanaba High School and Holy Name Catholic School.

In the 1960’s Allan moved from Escanaba to Milwaukee.  In the 1970’s he moved to Chicago where he was employed with Spray Insulation.

On July 10, 1982, Diana “Dee” Cossiboon, Andrews married Allan J. Patrick.

At the age of 55, he was forced to retire because of health issues and returned to Escanaba in 2004.

Allan loved woodworking and making knickknacks, tinkering around in his garage, and in his younger years enjoyed working on his car.  He was an avid fan of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Bark River.

Among survivors include his wife, Diana “Dee” of Escanaba; children, Joseph (Susan) Patrick of Bark River, Ron (Jenny) Andrews of Cary, IL, Dameon Andrews of Minnesota and Jessica (Nick) Skipitaris of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Abbigayle, Travis, Amanda, Allison, Trystan and Evan; siblings, Lee (Cathy) Patrick, Linda Patrick, Jim (Shirley) LaPine and Ann (Bob) Holmes; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Allan Jr.; and brother, William “Willis” LaPine.

Visitation will be on Monday, July 29th from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S., 13th St., Escanaba.  The funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. with Pastor Christine Bergquist officiating.

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3 Tributes to “Allan “Big Al” J. Patrick”

  1. So sorry for your loss. Talked to him many times, when going to visit my mom. Always made me smile.

  2. Dee and family, So sorry for your loss. I only met Al once, but you talked of him often when you were here at the house, tending to my Mom. I know it is going to be a long road for you, but I am sure your strength and loved ones will help you along the way. Love and hugs to you <3

  3. Dee and family, sorry to hear of Al’s passing he was a good man. In my thoughts and prayers.

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