Patrick Daniel McCoy was born on December 29, 1965 in Santa Clara, California. He was the 5th child born to Marty and Suzanne McCoy. Marty wanted to gain a tax deduction in 1965, so, though Pat was due in January 1966, he came by cesarean birth providing Marty a $600 deduction. Pat went through the public school system in Fremont, graduating from Washington High School in 1984. Pat loved playing football in high school and reluctantly earned his Eagle Scout badge along the way. Before graduating, Pat became enamored with a pretty little freshman whom he later married. Angela Rene Freeman remained the love of his life for the short 27 years he had. One day while riding in the car with his father, Pat said, 'Dad, I never realized just how much I love Angie. I couldn't live without her.' Pat and Angie were blessed with three very special children. It started with a very cute baby girl that only grew more beautiful with each passing year. Allie Rene was joined by John Patrick and Colton Marshall. The boys, like their father, loved playing football for the Orange and Black. Pat became a builder tutored by the likes of Forrest Bodily. He became a superintendent for Kaufman and Broad. His career there ended with a broken back. That was the beginning of a life of diminishing health. The year 2008 was very difficult for the country. The latest depression brought the building trade to a halt. The next several years were very difficult. Pat tried and tried to get work but jobs were very scarce. Finally he landed a job in Fremont as a superintendent again. He worked so hard making it go that his health began to suffer. He began to experience shortness of breath and was hospitalized. He realized he had to do something else and resigned. Things started looking bright for Pat when he applied for a job with Devcon as a builder of homes. What really pleased Pat was the news that his son, Colton, was going on an LDS mission to Panama City, Panama. In a conversation with his mother he said, 'Can you believe it mom? I'm going to have a son on a mission.' With the prospect of having a new job and knowing that his boy, Colton, would soon be in the mission field, Pat left us. Now it is our job to carry on.  

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  1. Patrick was my cousin. Patrick is my cousin. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, he will be resurrected and live again. I look forward to enjoying his smile and laugh and love again. Until then, there is one mighty angel in heaven. I have a feeling Colton won’t be the only McCoy on a mission in Panama. Colton just might have a boss guardian angel in his father. Love you!!

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  2. We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with all of your families through this sad time. May peace be with all of you.

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  3. You’ll be missed Pat! May the Lord bless and keep you cousin and your family who will miss you daily! May your missionary be blessed to serve those still on earth so they can be in heaven one day with their loved ones! Love you McCoy family and our prayers will be with you always until you’re joined with Pat in heaven! Hugs From Kevin and Roxanne Webb Averett and family.

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  4. My thoughts are prayers for all in the family as my son lost his dad at a young age also. Barb Woudstra (Nate Woudstra’s) mom…..Colton and Nate played on the football team in high school…..HUGS to all of you….

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  5. To Mr and Mrs McCoy & Family,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you all during this sad time. I had the privilege from the vantage point of being your ‘across the street’ neighbor to watching Patrick grow up from a darling little blond-headed boy to a handsome young man. I did not know Patrick well, but my brother Gary and he were good friends and over the years I enjoyed hearing reports about how Patrick and his family were doing.
    May the good Lord console you in these sad days.

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  6. To Angie, the kids and Mr. and Mrs. McCoy,
    Perhaps if one Pat’s friends or family members reads the condolences page. I would sure like to get a chance to speak with Mr. and Ms. McCoy. I do not have their contact information. As my sister mentioned below I grew up with Pat. He and I were like brothers and I loved Pat as a brother. My deepest sympathy to Angie, your lovely children and all of the McCoy family. I was just informed yesterday of Pats passing. My contact info is petruzzi2000@yahoo.com

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  7. 5 years ago my husband I were getting into an elevator in Cozumel, and as a few gentlemen exited the elevator I heard my name. It was Pat and his brother. I had not seen Pat in many years, and it was really great to see him. I had the pleasure of meeting his wife, his parents (who were celebrating their anniversar), and his brothers and sisters. It was priceless watching them all have a great time together over that week at the resort. I heard of Pat’s passing after his service, but I will forever remember the happiness and love that I was able to witness that week in Cozumel! My heart goes out to you all. Teresa (West) Held

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