Born in Chicago, IL on February 24, 1951
Departed on March 20, 2021 and resided in Gallatin, TNVisitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Thursday March 25, 2021 4:00pm to 8:00pmFriday March 26, 2021 9:00am to 10:00amFuneral Mass: Our Lady of Lake Catholic Church
Mr. Patrick Leroy McCluskey, age 70, passed away on March 20, 2021. He was born in Chicago, IL on February 24, 1951 to the late George and Toby McCluskey. Along with his parents, he is also preceded in death one granddaughter, Kaylie McCluskey; brother, Michael McCluskey; and brother in law, James Michael Thomas.
Patrick enjoyed spending his time fishing and being with his family. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan and loved to travel. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be truly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mrs. Angela McCluskey; children, Heather (Terry) McCluskey, Kelly (Dimitris) Lorandos, Steven (Kara) Pioch, and Anthony (Heather) Bringas; grandchildren, Patrick Gafka, Paige Zugin, Addison Lorandos, Grayson Lorandos, Steven T. Pioch, Jackson Pioch, Caleb Pioch, Lucas Pioch, Delanie Bringas, Harlow Bringas, and Calista Bringas; one great granddaughter, Nova Williams; sister, Georgette McCluskey; mother in law, Annie Thomas; two brother in laws, Terry (Annie) Thomas and Darrell Thomas. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11am on Friday, March 26th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Hendersonville with Father Austin Gilstrap as celebrant. Family will receive friends from 4-8pm on Thursday at Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center and again from 9-10am on Friday at the funeral home.
*If you are planning to attend visitation or service, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be submitted at alexandergallatin.com. (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555
In lieu of flower donations can be made toMultiple Sclerosis Foundation: msfocus.org American Children's Hospital: uwhealthkids.org Make a Wish Foundation: wish.org/Wisconsin/planned-giving Conquering CHD: conqueringchd.org/Wisconsin
14 Comments Heather Staniszewski March 23, 2021 at 3:09 pm
Pat was one of the most ambitious and savvy people I had ever met, which was made even more impressive by his ability to still stop and savor the everyday moments. He was the epitome of a family man, and everyone knew that his huge, loving family was his greatest success and what he valued above all. I'll miss his genuine, contagious laugh and ability to make everyone feel like family… He lives on in the hearts of so many.Richard Purnell March 23, 2021 at 5:20 pm
My relationship with Pat grew from professional as friendly competitors to friends over our business careers. I always considered myself lucky to sit at the same table and catch up with him at events. He will certainly be missed.NANCY R GOODMAN March 23, 2021 at 7:48 pm
I, unfortunately, did not get to know Pat, but I know how wonderful he was to Angela and Aunt Orelia. May God be with all the family. Love Mike, Nancy and familyJean Baron March 24, 2021 at 1:47 pm
I had the pleasure of getting to know Pat when I worked at Best Buy in the Home Delivery department. He was always a true pleasure to work with. He was an honorable, fair, collaborative, committed business partner to our business. He brought such warmth and good cheer to everything he did. He also spoke so lovingly of his family. My heart goes out to his loved ones on his passing.Matt Schommer March 24, 2021 at 2:13 pm
My sincerest condolences to Pat's family and friends. I also had the pleasure of working with him while at Best Buy, and I echo Jean's sentiments. I enjoyed every conversation I had with Pat and appreciated his positivity and collaborative spirit in a business that can be difficult. It was clear to all of us how much Pat loved his family – especially his grandchildren. I will keep Pat's family in my thoughts and prayersElisa Staniszeeski March 24, 2021 at 4:12 pm
May all the sweet memories of Pat bring you solace during this time. He had such an easy smile and huge heart. He loved life in general, but especially travel, sports, a good cigar, and of course his beautiful family. Such a loviing and generous family man and friend. He worked hard, played hard, and will continue to live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched.Dennis Dorner March 25, 2021 at 3:50 am
My love and sympathy go out to Angela and the rest of the family. Pat was one of the most fun, enjoyable and intelligent person I have ever met. He was related to me by marriage as Angela and my wife Nancy are cousins. He was welcoming,, generous and full of life, I will miss him. He loved his wife and family. Most importantly he cared for and rooted for their welfare. He was a great friend to me and my wife Nancy. We could always share a laugh, smile and political opinion. To all hos kids, grand kids and close friends and relatives I sincerely am sad for all of you, but am happy in the fact that I think you realize how special Pat was and that you, and I, were lucky to have had him in our lives. I am sorry Nancy and I couldn’t get to the services. My health has been bad (I’m on road to recovery) but have to stay by doctor for now..Sorely missed and grateful for having known him. Love to all.,Carla Garfinkle March 25, 2021 at 11:12 am
One of my favorite Christmas memories is celebrating at Pat's fun holiday sweater party. Pat had a way of bringing warmth, joy and laughter to every occasion. Ange and his entire family share that vibrant glow and Pat lives on through his family and close friends who love him dearly. My deepest condolences to all of you.Oscar Minjares March 25, 2021 at 1:03 pm
My prayers, love and sympathy go out to pats loved ones. I had the pleasure of knowing a great man, business mogul, dad, grandpa and dear friend. Pat has always been on my corner since day one and believed in me. I loved having him at all the Manager meetings, as we shared many laughs. He will truly be missed, but we will do our best to help honor him by helping our company continue to be successful and reach new heights. From all the California CTSI team we miss you and love you, and love to all.Mike/Rene Hail March 25, 2021 at 4:25 pm
Heartbroken as Pat holds a very strong prescience in my heart and is such a very special individual to me and my family. My love and prayers go out to Angela and the entire family. Pat will be missed and not a day will go by that I won’t think of him as he has been such an influence in my life both professional and personal. I have had the pleasure of working with and for him for over 16 years now. I will never forget the weekend that my wife and I spent with Pat and Angela as we were very unsure as we had not yet met Angela but as soon as we hit the door that all went away as they welcomed with open arms and the hospitality was more than words could say and immediately were made to feel like family and we had such a fantastic time together where they took us to Wrigley Field to see the Cubbies play oh yes and to the the Cubbies den for pregame drinks and to top things off it was Mothers Day weekend. May God bless the entire family and I know Pat is looking down on all of us and although he is no longer here he will NEVER be forgotten. With all our love and prayers from my wife Rene and myself.Annie Richards Thomas March 25, 2021 at 4:34 pm
Patrick McCluskey the likes of you will never come our way again, you once said I'm the mother-in-law men dream of having, well let me tell you No Mother could ask for a better husband for her daughter than you, you were the best. Thank you for taking such good care of her, your children, grandchildren and your great grandchild. You were there for all of us in all our needs THANK YOU.
I ask God to Bless You and keep You in the Palm of his hand. Rest In Peace Patrick and until we meet again your memory will be our blessing..
Pat, you will be missed! My sincere love and condolences go out to Angela and the rest of the family. I’ve worked for Pat for 16 years although it felt like more with him, than for him. It was always a pleasure to talk with him at our meetings and of course, have a good wine or bourbon. His laugh was contagious and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace my friend, you were a special man to a lot of people. God Bless.Jayme Namauleg March 25, 2021 at 11:50 pm
Pat, we will miss you more than you know. I feel grateful that I got to know you and always appreciated your genuine spirit and care for others around you. I will treasure those moments and conversations we had over the years. Your legacy will continue here in field as you have impacted so many in a positive manner. Our thoughts and prayers are with Angela and your family.Kevin Allen March 26, 2021 at 12:38 pm
A brother, a mentor, an uncle, a boss, a business partner, a dear friend…..Pat was all of these and more to me. Angela and Carla often laughed (and were sometimes frustrated lol) that Pat and I had so many “firsts” together. My first pacific coast highway trip, Napa Valley tour, many national parks visits, some off the beaten path casinos/resorts, first ferris wheel ride, first oysters, my first taste of Pappy Van Winkle which he got for me simply because he just wanted me to experience it…..that is who this man was. And smart…..no matter what it was, he always had solid and sound advice. His family was so important to him and he did everything to make sure they knew that. I do not know of anyone that ever met Pat who didn’t instantly like him. He made sure everyone was always welcome and he was always kind to everyone – even when just driving his car….if someone cut him off – it just didn’t matter. My heart will forever be sad – it will also be forever full of love and joy for being lucky enough to have him be such an important part of my family’s life. Carla and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers always. Love you all.Leave A Comment Comment