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My condolences to the family,loved ones & fans of Patrick. Well it seems I won’t be getting that letter delivered.
I had hoped to let Patrick know before he passed what an impact he made so many years ago on a young girl in Illinois. A dance and a few encouraging words changed my focus on dancing in another direction.Because of him I took ballet and I believe having that training has helped me in many other areas of life…not only dance.
I have him to thank for that. Then he was just getting started in the acting field. But to me he was a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and I was impressed!
Many years later I had a chance to meet him again…It was a last minute hurried thing so I did not get to say all that I would have liked to. But I finally had a picture made with him.
He was a very kind,down to earth,strong man and I just wanted to let him know what a positive influence he made on me and my life.
Thank-you for being a light in my life.
Rest In Peace Patrick.-Angela P.
(Thank you Angela for sharing with us. I appreciate it.-Dr.FB)
Just wanted to say thank-you for allowing me to share some of my "milemarkers" (special moments in life) with you and all of your readers.God bless. Rest in peace Patrick. A~
My family and friends met Patrick while he was filming "Grandview USA". He was just that"boy next door",visiting and talking with everyone who approached him. During downtime from the movie he was known to grab a guitar and sing. The actors helped to raise funds with a benefit for a local girl that needed a heart transplant.Patrick danced with a lot of people ,including a 8 year old girl who was enjoying dancing ! Our surprise was that he picked her and taught her the Texas two step LOL The girls there were very impressed by his good looks.What I noticed was he always wore his wedding ring and talked about his wife,I admired his character for that. After "Dirty Dancing" came out I often joked with everyone if the ladies knew he danced like that they may have never let him leave town ! LOL
I have really hoped that he would recover. This celebrity passing hurt my heart. He seemed like a genuinely nice person and I loved that he and his wife Lisa had been together so many years. Peace to his soul.
That was a beautiful story Angela and thank you for sharing that with us. Patrick will most definately be missed, no question about that.