Grandpop on the beach in San Diego CA. This is my favorite picture of Grandpop. This is how I will remember him. The piece of drift wood he is holding in his hand he later sent to us with an inscription about the time we spent on the beach with him.
Patrick Orville Prentice
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1943
  • Place of birth:
    Rockford, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Apr 26, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Patrick be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Patrick Prentice, 70, born on March 17, 1943 and passed away on April 26, 2013. We will remember him forever.

PATRICK O. PRENTICE, 70 FT. MYERS, Fla. - Patrick O. Prentice, 70, of Ft. Myers, FL passed away on April 26, 2013, at home, in the care of his loving wife and Hope Hospice. He was born on March 17, 1943 in Rockford, IL, the son of George and Marion (Kuppe) Prentice. Survivors include his wife, Sonia (Bunny) Hawk Prentice, of Fort Myers, they were married on November 8, 2008; daughters, Patti Anne Schmidt, Munhall, PA, Kim (Mike) Walsh, Rockford, IL; sons, Clinton (Debbie), Colorado Springs, CO and Steven (Leslie), Ault, CO; brothers, George (Esther), Rockford, IL and Mike (Linda, Cape Coral, FL; sister, Peggy (Jerry) Gavin, Dracut, MA; sister-in-law, Dixie Prentice, Hopkinsville, KY; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, stepchildren, step grandchild and many friends. He was predeceased in death by his grandparents; parents; two brothers, Gordon and Mark; and sister, Maureen Rosquist.  

 A memorial service will be held at a later date in Rockford, IL.  

 Friends may also sign the guestbook at dignifiedcremations.com.  .

 Published in Rockford Register Star from May 4 to May 5, 2013

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by mike prentice on 26th April 2015

"Hey Bro: I sure miss you.. Always thinking about you and the good times we had.
I will be looking for you at Deerfoot Lodge in September <*///><"

This tribute was added by Peggy Gavin on 26th April 2015

"Miss you Brother.  Our only consolation is that you are pain free and in a better place.  Love you forever."

This tribute was added by bunny prentice on 18th March 2015

"Missing you soo much. I got through yesterday & the last 2 years with knowing that you are always with me. Love you forever."

This tribute was added by marilyn cody on 17th March 2015

"Patrick,  today is your day!  Birthday and St. Patrick Day!!  We miss you very much. Love, Marilyn and Gerry"

This tribute was added by Steve Prentice on 17th March 2015

"Think of you, miss you, remember you, Love you."

This tribute was added by mike prentice on 27th April 2014

"Hey Bro,
I sure miss you.
It's been a year and I still have a hole in my life without you.

Let's go fishing.
<*///><    <*///><   <*///><    <*///><  <*///><    <*///><  <*///><    <*///><"

This tribute was added by Peggy Gavin on 26th April 2014

"Miss you everyday Brother.... I will remember your courage and laugh every day of my life!"

This tribute was added by Lesley Prentice on 17th March 2014

"<3"

This tribute was added by George Hertzner on 5th May 2013

"I set here and try to come up with profound words to express our feeling... can't ............The only thing I can come up wiith is Pat was a Great man amd part of a great Family. Gordy was my best friend .It was a honor to know him and His Family. Will miss him at George's get togethers...Farwelll to a friend"

This tribute was added by Tonija Putnam Clifton on 5th May 2013

"Uncle Pat~ I miss you and have for a time now. Your laugh and good humor will always be in our hearts. I,as my brother and sister and parents, will never forget the great times at Lake Of The Pines in Phillips~ Winter, Wisconsin. I especially remember the time that the Prentice boys got sprayed by a skunk and had to go into town and rent a motel room to bathe in a tub of tomatoe juice!!!"

This tribute was added by Peggy Gavin on 4th May 2013

"There is such a hole in my heart!  I am so glad he is no longer suffering, but selfishly I wish he were still here.  I'm so glad we had such a great visit last month.  Our hearts and prayers are with Bunny, my brothers and neices and nephews.  St. Patricks day will never be the same for me... Give Sabre a hug from me! xoxo"

This tribute was added by Debbie & Mike Durieux on 4th May 2013

"We so enjoyed the times we got to spend with Pat & are so sorry it wasn't much longer.  Pat was a fun guy to be around!  He will be missed by many.  Rest in peace our friend!"

This tribute was added by Alyssa Eddy on 3rd May 2013

"Poppa Pat you have been missed for awhile now. I'm sorry to hear you are no longer with your family. I know though that you and mom PJ will be watching over all of your loved ones. I have so many memories of our time together living in Tucson, Flagstaff, and Phoenix. Our summer road tips/vacations. All time fav was Lake Powell! Mr. Fix it man working on my moms honey do lists!!"

This tribute was added by Tracy Knight on 2nd May 2013

"Love ya Uncle Pat.  Will miss you much but thankful your pain is gone.  Now you can get back to the finer things in life like fishing!"

This tribute was added by Paul Sedon on 1st May 2013

"Trick, all of us at Shamrock will miss you forever. All of the good times we've had over the decades,  including the pig roasts & swimming pool parties, will be a memorial to you & your friends. I'll never forget moving you from Tucson to Phoenix in 120 degree heat! May you rest in peace."

This tribute was added by Chris McCallin on 1st May 2013

"Uncle Patrick you are missed already!  Always ready with a quick one liner and a smile on your face. Bless you!!"

This tribute was added by marilyn cody on 1st May 2013

"Patrick,  you are missed!  Thank you for being a part of our family, and for loving my wonderful angel sister, Sonia (Bunny).  You added to our lives in every way.  Love, Marilyn and Gerry"

This tribute was added by Michael M on 30th April 2013

"I am sorry to hear of your loss.  At times like these it can be tough to find comfort.  But the Bible does provide hope.  At Acts 24:15 it promises that there will be a resurrection.  I look forward to that day and I hope it helps your family find comfort."

This tribute was added by bunny prentice on 30th April 2013

"My loving husband,  I miss you with all my heart.  You made me laugh, you loved me wholeheartedly, you gave me a wonderful family, you made me a better person.  Our time together was too short, but full of love & joy.  I will love you forever."

This tribute was added by Dave Lund on 29th April 2013

"I met Pat about 1965  I was 14 and working for Rockford Dragway. Many fishing trips and alot of good times since.Pat was always upbeat and fun to be around. Pat you will be missed"

This tribute was added by Bradley Arndt on 29th April 2013

"May the lord bless and keep safe this loving man.I shall miss him dearly .With greatest respect and love,from Darlene and Brad."

This tribute was added by Steve Prentice on 29th April 2013

"May peace be with you today Bunny.
We love you!
We Wish we could be there, we are with you in spirit....."

This tribute was added by gerald putnam on 29th April 2013

"My pictures got left behind , but seventy years of memories will always be with me. maybe not blood but you are the best brother I could ask for. going to miss you buddy"

This tribute was added by Cherie Young on 29th April 2013

"Family by blood or not, you hugged and welcomed us! I remember your laughter and charm that you brought wherever you went. Your magnetic personality and joy filled the room when you were there. Peace to your family and loved ones - Rest in your heavenly home, Pat. With love, The Young's."

This tribute was added by Mary Horn on 29th April 2013

"Patrick - so happy that you were a part of our life for so many years!!!  Lotsa, lotsa fun we have had with you and your family, tears we have shed, hugs, kisses, card playing, laughing till we cried, eating together (lots of eating), working together, serious talks and all those things that 46 years of friendship establishes.  We thank God your body is no longer in pain.  Luv ya, Jim/Mary"

This tribute was added by Ronald Johnson on 29th April 2013

"We remember spending many moments with Patrick,friends and various family members
Very gregarious and generous soul
Be at peace"

This tribute was added by Stan Bradford on 28th April 2013

"I don't have any pictures that I want to post but I have a lot of memories with Pat and family. When I first got hurt I went back to work for Coca-Cola and Pat and Mike treated me like a regular person. I had them fooled. Just kidding. Pat help me thru a lot in my struggle to get back in my new way of life. Love you Pat and I will see you one of these days."

This tribute was added by mike prentice on 28th April 2013

"Hey Bro:
I sure miss you. They say you are better off now and I hope so. We will be talking to you and about you forever.   <*//>< "Nice Musky". <*///><"

This tribute was added by George Prentice on 28th April 2013

"My dear brother and brother  - in - law PAT....
Thanks for all the MEMORIES and FUN you have shared with us. The most awesome memory is of the family reunions and cookouts at our home." May you enjoy all the fishing and story telling you will be doing from now on."  Our thoughts and prayers go to all his family and friends. Love George and Ezzie Mae  (geo's housekeeper) LUV U 4EVER"

This tribute was added by Lesley Prentice on 28th April 2013

"Our beloved "Grandpop" no words can accurately describe how wonderful you were. Always thinking about everyone one else, accommodating everyone, and making sure everyone was comfortable. I could fill a book with stories of our moments of laughter and mayhem. You will be missed, you will never be forgotten! We love you Grandpop-"

This tribute was added by Steve Prentice on 28th April 2013

"Dad, Poppa Pat, Grand POP!!!!!
All the above fit just perfect for my dad. He was cool with it all.
And he was the same way with everything in life.
Dad celebrated life each and everyday with the coolest calmest collect way, and most things or stressful situations were just an adventure."


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