Michael Pate Jr.
He Did It His Way, Hoo-Hah!
Michael Pate Jr., loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, known affectionately as "Poppi", died August 8, 2016 at home in Bonita Springs, Florida. He was 76.
Michael was born in Pawtucket, R.I., the youngest of 4 children. He grew up in Providence, R.I. with his older brother Anthony and twin sisters Gerri and Joan. He served in the United States Air Force as a Parachute Rigger. He dedicated his professional life to the retail industry where his astute business sense, keen eye, and winning ways with people made him an indispensable and valued member of every team. He devoted his personal life to his family and friends. They were the driving spirit that gave him much joy and happiness. He was an accomplished cook who delighted in cooking scrumptious meals for family and friends alike.
On any given weekend, he could be found in front of the T.V. taking in one of his favorite teams, the K.C. Chiefs, or the World Champion K.C. Royals, and Boston Red Sox. But his favorite spectator sport of all was golf! Michael was an avid golfer who never ceased in his pursuit for the perfect golf game. The opportunity to attend the Masters Golf Championship in Augusta, GA was one of the highlights of his life.
Visitation with a rosary will be held Saturday, September 3, at 9:00 AM followed by mass at 10:30 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roeland Park, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the Children's Mercy Pediatric Cancer Center Fund in his honor.
Please visit: Michael Pate Memorial Fund
Michael was born in Pawtucket, R.I. to Michael & Virginia Pate.
A man, his wheels, and LEGS!
Proudly He Served