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Patrick A. Elder

May 27, 1939 — January 29, 2023

Patrick A. Elder

Patrick A Elder, 83 went to his eternal reward on January 29, 2023. He died peacefully with friends and family at Kettering Sycamore Hospital. He was treated with great care.

Patrick was born 05/27/1939 in Clarksburg WV. to Arthur Duke Elder and Margaret Dolan Elder, both now deceased. He was the eldest of three children and survived by his sister Caren Connell (Robert now deceased) of Simpsonville, SC.: her children Robert Connell (Sherie), Chelsea, Schuyler, Sean, Collin and Ayden of Johnson City, TN. Michael Connell deceased (Tracy) Austin, Ashley of Dallas Texas, Timothy Connell (Ginger): Chris and Katie of Houston, Tx.
Also surviving is his brother Jonathon Elder (Mary) of Morgantown WV: their children Christa (Evan) Kupec, Clair, Kate, and Dean. John Paul (Tiffany) Elder, Abigail, Jack, James, Joseph, Ellie, and Jude. Jenna (David) Martino, Christian, Roman, and Luca.

Survived by his cherished friend Jeanie Steuve of Sarasota FL and preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Joan M. Elder.

Survived by his three children: daughter Holly (Tom) Sellers, granddaughter Lacey (Adam) Leach and great granddaughter Ava, granddaughter Carly Jackson and great grandson Sky, grandson Grant Sellers and fiancé Niki Green, grandson Aram (Shasta) Beam, great grandchildren Riley and Uriah Beam of Springboro, Ohio. His son John P (Sue Lynn) Elder and his three grandsons Robert, Sammy, and Gregory of Bradenton, Florida and his son James P Elder of Tampa, Florida.
Pat is survived by his brothers-in-law Robert (Shirley) Kovach, Edward Kovach, nine nieces and nephews and all their children and many other family and friends that called him Uncle Pat.

Pat attended St. Mary’s grade school in Clarksburg, WV. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1957 as president of his class, with honors, and lettered in each sport. In 1962, Pat graduated from the University of Dayton School of Engineering and married Joan M Kovach. He started his career at Shook Construction. They were members of St. Henry’s Parish, The Community Church, Our Lady of Mercy Parish and St. Paul. Pat was a member of the Ohio Contractors Assoc., The American Wastewater Assoc., The Engineers Club, The Dayton Builders Exchange, Rotary Club of Dayton, University of Dayton Alumni and the Board of Chaminade Julienne Highschool. He was a member of The North Riverdale Optimist Club, Knights of Columbus, and was inducted as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.

Pat was president of Shook Heavy and Environmental Division before he started his own company PAE & Associates in 1995. Pat was project manager for Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton Convention Center, Homestead Federal Savings, Emory Air Freight, and Elder-Beerman (downtown). Shook H&E was nationally recognized as one of the largest treatment plant contractors in the USA.

He had strong faith and loved his family, sports, and the outdoors. An avid hunter and fisherman and member of the NRA, his life was full of many adventures. He loved to play softball, camping, cookouts and parties. He worked hard and played hard. He travelled the country and many parts of the world. He spent many years enjoying Lake St. Mary’s with his closest friends and had a great life! His favorite wish to his friends was “keep smiling!”

Please join us to celebrate a life well lived.
Visitation at Westbrock Funeral Home 5980 Bigger Rd
Thursday Feb. 9, 4:00-7:00pm
Mass of Christian Burial at St Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 9579 Yankee Rd. Springboro, Ohio
Friday Feb. 10 at 11:00 am. If you are unable to attend Mass you may click on the livestream link to watch
Internment Calvary Cemetery
Join us for lunch at 1:00 at the Dublin Pub for a proper Irish send off.

Donations can be made to Notre Dame HS
127 E. Pike St, Clarksburg, WV 26301
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Thursday, February 9, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, February 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church

9579 Yankee Street, Springboro, OH 45066

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