He’s Home

Posted: December 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


Patrick passed from his earthly life to his heavenly home at 10:05 pm on Wednesday, December 26, 2012.

The past week was a whirlwind of significant declines that culminated in a restful coma that he was in for the past two days.  His favorite music was played and loved ones remained by his side the entire time.

We spent Christmas day telling him that he was getting the best gift of all:  face to face with Jesus!  While we are happy for him, we just wish we could have gone with him.

Thank you for your prayers and support during this difficult time.  Details about his “Celebration of Life” service can be found here.

Love, Dena, Paige & Parker

  1. marcy kerr says:

    We are praying for you, praying for comfort and peace.

  2. Steve says:

    Our prayers will be with all of you. We may be joining him sooner than we think! Thanks for sharing. I’m concerned that our head deacon may have ALS!

    • Ross Stevens says:

      I am Patrick’s father-in-law. You mentioned a deacon at your church may have ALS. Please contact me as we may have some disibility items that is the familys desire to pass on to a believer with ALS.
      Ross Stevens.

  3. Cheryl Marie says:

    Praise be to God for the life Patrick led, and all the people he touched.

  4. Chris and Jim Woodward says:

    Supporting you with our prayers from here … because of Jesus, you can look forward to the day when you will be together again, for eternity!! With our love and condolences …

  5. Emmie says:

    Thank you so much for keeping us internet friends updated. I am happy for Patrick that he is home! Though I know you all must miss him so much, I’m certain that you may also be relieved for him at the same time:-) May God’s sweet Spirit be with you all in the most tangible of ways.

  6. Erin McGoldrick McCarthy says:

    Who could have asked for a better role model for their big brother? I feel so blessed, but miss you already.

  7. Viv and Daryl Poole says:

    Praying for God’s perfect peace for your loved ones and especially the three of you.

  8. Amy Kramer (sister to Brien Brough) says:

    This amazing man has been such an inspiration. Through his struggles, he was still able to encourage many and share the love of Christ.
    I will be praying for the family during these difficult days ahead.

  9. Joni, Kevin, & Jared Sayers says:

    May God give you comfort, as you cling to Him. We love you. Please know there are prayers being said. We are here for you…call.

  10. Lisa Walker says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Mandi Vermilyea says:

    Dena, Paige, and Parker – just wanted to send my love and let you know that you are all in my prayers.

  12. Terri Lewis says:

    We are sad but happy as well. Patrick was a big part of watching our boys grow, and he will always be someone we are happy they have looked up to. Many prayers and our heartfelt celebration of Patrick’s life with you.

  13. Shannon Nally says:

    Praying for the peace of God to fill your entire being. MUCH love to you.

  14. David Arnold says:

    So sorry for the loss. Patrick’s battle these past few months has been beyond inspiring. He has taught us all how precious life is and to live in peace knowing this is not our ultimate home. Our stay here on earth is but a temporary assignment; that which I’m confident Patrick will be told “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Patrick’s legacy will live on far into the future here in this earthly place while he’s with our Father in Heaven. Prayers and blessings for all!

  15. Frank Wu says:

    We’ve been praying, and will continue to pray for your family. God has been glorified through Patrick’s life. He is hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Praying for you as you press on.

  16. Lyndsey Gattie says:

    Dena and family,
    I just wanted to you know that you are in our prayers.
    Lyndsey Gattie

  17. Kim Leichty says:

    Praying for you all.
    Philippians 1:21-23 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.

  18. Galen and Jeannette Call says:

    Our hearts sorrow for your loss, dear family. Yet we also rejoice for the faithful man that Patrick was and for his abundant entrance into heaven and the presence of The Lord whom he served. Our prayers are with you all.

    Galen and Jeannette Call

  19. Andy and Julie Woodall says:

    Praying you experience the peace and presence of God like never before. We love you and are praying for your family. There’s a not a doubt in our mind that Patrick is hearing, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

  20. Dena, Paige, Parker, we are praying for you as you face the loss of Patrick from this world. His faith and joy in Christ will continue to be an inspiration of how we can live to please our Lord. May God’s grace continue to sustain you during this time.

  21. Ron Johnson says:

    Dena, Paige and Parker…sending you prayers of comfort, peace, celebration of a life well lived and a welcome into heaven by Christ Himself

  22. Jim Blankenship says:

    we are very sorry for your loss Dena…Patrick was a special person and is now with Christ in peace…I was very touched by his last sermon and testimony…you and the children will be in our prayers in your time of sorrow

  23. Ken Riley says:

    Dena, Paige and Parker,

    All of us at Lake Ann feel your loss. Patrick loved you, loved his Lord and left an incredible legacy for all of us who must continue to carry the torch in his absence. So grateful for your strength as you told his story and lived it out each day! You blessed us all!

  24. Jeff and Beth Davenport says:

    His life, now eternal, continues to touch so many people… We are heavy hearted for you but rejoicing with Patrick in his, now, pain-free living as he drinks in everyone and everything in Heaven while waiting on the rest of us! We are praying for you all!

  25. Russ & Karin Arbuckle says:

    Patrick was such a force of God’s love in my life and I thank God for him. We will continue to pray for you, Dena, Paige and Parker. As you miss his earthly body and all know that Patrick is in the arm of God and finally at rest in Him. Russ & Karin Arbuckle

  26. Caroline Ashleigh says:

    Celebrate in the life with Christ he has received! Hard to believe it actually happened. He was an inspiration to everyone he met and I know for a fact there is a special place in my heart for him. God bless ❤

  27. Humes Family says:

    Our love and prayers are with you. Rejoicing for Patrick…he was a blessing to all of us.

  28. Cindy Surratt says:

    Patrick was such a wonderful man that loved life, people and God like no one else that I had ever known. I was proud to call him my friend, and I am so thankful for the time and effort that he spent seeking my daughter to become a believer…It took him nearly 2 years, but he was able to reach her with love and gentle persistence. I will always remember Patrick as the wonderful servant of God that he was. Continued prayers to the McGoldrick family

  29. Pastor Tom Bowman, Dayton, Ohio says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, but his gain is to one of gratitude to our Lord. I know what it is like to lose a partner and father but the pain is still great in spite of knowing where they are.
    We pray for you in this time of terrible loss.
    Pastor Tom and Charlene Bowman

  30. Tim Vermilyea says:

    And Patrick is more blessed than us all. Praying for the rest of the family.

  31. Susan Marsh says:

    My family is relatively new to Cornerstone so we did not benefit from Patrick’s youth ministry but did hear him speak that last time. What a godly man! I will pray for your family in the coming days as I have been praying for you all over these past months.
    It gives one comfort to think of all that Patrick is experiencing now, meeting Jesus, being able to be free of physical constraints and pain and experiencing all that heaven holds for God’s faithful children. I’m so very thankful that, while we grieve, we know the seperation is temporary and we will be together again someday.
    Praying for you all,

  32. John & Karen Reincke says:

    The Reincke family’s hearts mourn for you. We hope you can feel God’s loving arms around you just as they are holding Patrick. May His peace that passes all understanding be yours.

  33. Jessica Brandenburg says:

    Dear McGoldrick family,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I was covering you in prayers yesterday and so thankful that Patrick was here for Christmas and so thankful too that he is enjoying today with our Savior! He surely heard “Well done!”!! You are all dearly loved and cared for and will continue to be lifted up in prayers that the Prince of Peace would make His presence so very known and that His comfort, His strength, His rest and His hope would be yours! Thank you for loving him well and showing the rest of us what it means to trust in the Lord even in the most difficult of circumstances. Praying you get some sleep tonight and that as you make plans in the days ahead for his celebration that the Holy Spirit would minister to the very depths of your soul and give you reminders throughout each day that He’s with you….and Patrick’s with Jesus! Love you (and I haven’t even met you!!!)

  34. Diane Knopf says:

    Praise God to whom all blessings flow, Patrick is enjoying his new and glorious home. My prayers are with you all!

  35. Jenna says:

    Prayer with your family

  36. shllynn_grant@yahoo.com says:

    Hi Dena, Paige, and Parker,
    My deepest regrets to you all. I know it very difficult for you all right how but I know God is holding you all in the palm of His hand.

    I know that it is in the deepest of water His strong yet gentle hand is holding on to you.
    Judith and the children also send their condolence.

    He’s always there when things goes wrong. He’s always there and He give a song. He’ll pick you when you can’t go on.

    Psalm 73:23-24 I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel….. 2 Cor. 9:8 God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

    Love you all
    Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Digicel

  37. Jonathan Spink says:

    Dena, Paige, and Parker,
    Mere words cannot take away the pain. I and my family are praying that the God of all comfort will comfort you as only He can as you walk this dark valley. I have so much respect for Patrick as his testimony this last year was so clear. I pray that God will give me that kind of courage to face physical struggles and death in the days ahead. May God grant you His peace through the pain.

    Jonathan Spink and family

  38. Dan & Debbie says:

    Sending our love & prayers for you during this time of sorrow & loss. You have been an inspiration to us all of faithfulness & strong faith…God certainly received the glory in this last year. May each of the lives you’ve touched now rise up & support you in the days & weeks ahead.

  39. ellsworthfam says:

    Praying for you all. Thankful for the life of Patrick and his Lord.

  40. Jim Lytle says:

    Dear Dena, Paige, and Parker,
    We are praying for all three of you, especially that you will experience some of the goodness of God that Patrick is experiencing right now.
    Jim and Diane Lytle

  41. Pat Bradford says:

    So long our friend…see you in the morning…our love and prayers to all

  42. rachel platek says:

    I will never forget pastor patrick.
    My husband and I are praying for your family.
    We will never forget how much we grew spiritually under his
    Leadership. I have no doubts that jesus welcomed him home
    With well done thou good and faithful servant.

  43. Kelly Schrecengost says:

    Dear Dena, Paige, and Parker,

    We will be in prayer for you now and in the upcoming months as you experience all of this. Patrick was a wonderful vessel that God used to change so many lives. I know that you all are proud of him. May you feel the love of many around you….especially the loving arms of God.

    Kelly & Bryan Schrecengost

  44. joshua tsado says:

    May his sou rest @ the bosom of the almighty God.and for the family be strong and Evrything God does is beautiful in his time .love always

  45. Hugs and prayers from the Burns family. Knowing that the Savior’s strong arms welcomed Patrick with, “Well done my good and faithful servant!”
    Love, Paul, Tonya, Emily and Molly

  46. Linda Leder says:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you supernatural strength and peace during this difficult time.

    Tim, Linda, Emily & Khristian Leder

  47. Karen Nikolai says:

    Deena, Paige, and Parker,

    Praying for you. Rejoicing for Patrick.

  48. Phil betz says:

    Thank you all for sharing your love for The Lord, and each other. Your stories brought many tears and laughs… Phil and Barb Betz

  49. We pray for God’s perfect peace for the entire family.

  50. Amy Kindt says:

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  51. Prayers will continue for God’s perfect peace. What an incredible example of finishing strong. Thank you for so graciously sharing this journey with us.

  52. Toni says:

    I grieve for your loss, but I am happy that Patrick is whole again. Our family will be praying for each of you as you grieve. Hugs and love to you.

  53. lorie and albert smith says:

    praying 4 u all

  54. Brett Schroyer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of wonderful memories of Pat and our days at SCA. I will cherish them for ever. We will be praying for you and your family.
    Brett & Donna Schroyer

  55. Frank Wu and family says:

    Thank you Dena, Paige and Parker for sharing him with us. We look forward to seeing him again and we continue to pray for you guys. “Nobody asks to be a hero. It just sometimes turns out that way.” Patrick was a good one! We all strive to finish the race strong as he did.

  56. Megan Schier says:

    Praying for the three of you as you both grieve and celebrate. So very thankful for Patrick’s faithful ministry and that he is in the presence of His Savior.

  57. Tom & Amy Lombardo says:

    Praying for God’s peace and comfort for each of you . . .

  58. karen shook (bryan kress mom) says:

    karen shook (weishaupht family): David Arnold said it best “Our stay here on earth is but a temporary assignment; that which I’m confident Patrick will be told “Well done, good and faithful servant. A man who touched so many lives, as I had experienced this, as my son was in Patrick’s company as a youth at cornerstone. Many prayers for you, for comfort,
    in this time of grief.

  59. Kay Deck says:

    My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I just learned of your husband and father through following posts back to your site via FB. To God be the glory, the impact of Patrick’s life for the kingdom of God won’t be known until we all get to heaven and sing and shout the victory. God bless your family.

  60. Betty Winner Dunkin says:

    I knew of Patrick but saw him from afar only once when he was a toddler. Over the years word of him and his deep devotion and commitment to the Lord were told. Patrick’s life and the manner in which he lived it will continue to be an inspiration. My heart, my prayers and my deepest sympathy are with the family and those whose hearts and lives he has forever touched.

  61. Mary Rodgers says:

    I’m so sorry. Even though I had just met Patrick at Estero Island Beach Club one year ago he made an impact on me. Not knowing he had this terrible disease at the time and then to think in less than one year he is gone. I do know he was ready to enter those gates and what a reunion he is having. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Sharette Beckford says:

      The folks at McField Baptist Church are praying for you.May God continue to strengthen you as you go through this time of sadness. Continue to claim the promises of God He will not leave you comfortless. He will be your strength when you are weak.( Psalm 23)

  62. Kay Morrow says:

    I cried for you this morning, Dena, Parker and Paige. We rejoice with Patrick! I had just prayed for your family earlier before knowing that Patrick no longer needs our prayers. So, we’ll continue to remember the three of you. May the God of all comfort be so close to you and give you a peace that only He can give. One that truly passes all understanding. Kay and John Morrow

  63. Because of Christ, we loved your family and the testimony all of you have been allowed to write. Because of Christ we travel this road with you and are humbled and blessed to be a part of all that God is doing. Because of Christ, God has written a beautiful story of your life which has touched countless people worldwide. Blessed be the name of the Lord. ~ Tony and Joyce Griffin

  64. Angie Finch says:

    While I am sorry to hear he is gone I am glad to hear he is at peace and is with the Lord. Although I have never personally met Patrick I know someone who is a good friend of his and know what an amazing man he has been. Praying for all of you during this difficult time. Angie Finch.

  65. We are praying for you Dena, Paige and Parker. Praying for God’s peace and comfort to guard your hearts and minds.

  66. Jodi Donkin says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We feel blessed to have known your wonderful family.

    Jodi, Taylor, and Lauren

  67. Joyce Wooten (Julie's mom) says:

    So sorry for your loss Dina, Paige and Parker. My prayers will continue to be with your family.
    Patrick is complete once again and safe in the arms of Jesus. Praise God!

  68. Jamie Overholser says:

    This life IS the long journey Home for all of us who belong to the Father. Some just get there sooner than others. Dena, may God’s face shine on you and your family during these days.

    Jamie and Julie Overholser

  69. Sandy Love says:

    Dena, I am so sorry for your loss. The fact that Pat is whole and well again is wonderful. But, that does not ease the hole and ache in your heart right now. Please know that you and the kids will be in our constant prayers. I wish there were words that I could say that would comfort you, but I know that right now there are none.

  70. Debbie says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you today! I rejoice to know he will be celebrating the new year in heaven with my little sister. God bless you all, Debbie

  71. Mike & Linda Herhuth says:

    Praying that the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus! We cannot fully understand, but we grieve with you. May God’s unending love comfort all of you during this time, while you wait for your own promotion into heaven to be reunited with Patrick forever!

  72. Carla Pitts Castle says:

    Thank you for sharing this tough journey with us. You are an amazing family. I am so sorry for your loss and will pray for all I you. The blessing is knowing Patrick is no longer suffering and can look down on you all with no more struggles…and best of all that you will all be reunited some day.

  73. Nancy Reinhardt says:

    So sorry for your loss…please take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering and is home with Jesus. Our deepest sympathies. God bless you, Nancy and Alexandra Reinhardt

  74. Lisa Kotal says:

    Dear Dena, Paige & Parker,

    We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss him too! We will keep you in our prayers. I just praise God for Patrick’s life and the lives he touched for Jesus! It’s comforting to know that he is with his KING!

    Lisa & Allen

  75. Faye Moore says:

    Dena, I am praying for you and your family.
    In Him,

  76. Renee says:

    You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I admire the strength and courage you have shown during this most difficult time. Thank you for being a witness to Christ in the midst of sickness, uncertainty and death. To God be the glory. May our God of glory continue to be your strength in the days, weeks and months ahead. Sending our love. The Majeski Family

  77. Praying for you Dena, Paige and Parker! Loved Pastor Pat….. SO thankful he is in a better place now, no longer in pain. Praying for you all during this time.

  78. Dena, Paige and Parker: sending you our love, thoughts and prayers. We are truly blessed to have known Patrick and appreciate the amazing examples and wisdom that he shared with us and the wonderful legacy that he has left behind.

    Jerry, Debbie, Jenene and Nate Holland

  79. Stephen Luke says:

    Your story has impacted mine and my wife’s life and we never got a chance to meet you or anyone in your family, and I suspect that your rewards in heaven will be greater because of things like that. I pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit on your family, especially your loving wife and precious children. Thank you all for sharing his “story” with us all, I for one am a better man and Christian because of it.

  80. Lucia Hoeness says:

    Dear Dena, Paige, and Parker,
    May you know and feel God’s comfort as He carries you through this diffficult time. I am so thankful that you were able to be with your husband/dad during his final moments on this earth. I am even more thankful that he went directly to the presence of our Jesus. Our life here is just a breathe away from heaven. God is good. His mercies endure forever. Because of HIM, Lucia (Darin) Hoeness.

  81. Joanne Southern says:

    We will always remember Patrick’s last sermon at Cornerstone- the story of God’s amazing grace! We know the road ahead will not be an easy one but you will never walk it alone. Patrick’s faithfulness and love for our Savior was (and is) such an inspiration! Praying for you and rejoicing with Patrick…Finally home!
    Dave and Joanne Southern

  82. yolanda beckford says:

    Our condolences deena paige n parker!! We miss him too! Praying for Gods comfort and continuous blessings!!he’s indeed in the best plce he can be! And am sure God is well pleased!! Even though we sorta expected it, we Really hoped for a miracle but God knows best!! Just remember we love u guys!! Many huugs!! 🙂

  83. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort…” (2 Corinthians 1:3) would comfort you during this difficult time of grief.
    I hate ALS!

  84. Cas Labaw says:

    Praying for your family! I pray that you will feel God’s comfort and peace during this time!

  85. Julie and Thom Goodyke says:

    Dena, Paige & Parker –
    What a legacy Patrick / your father has left for us all! He truly lived his life with Christ at the center. He touched so many lives and impacted them for good. The stories and comments are testimony to that fact. And lastly he showed us what it looks like to suffer well. We are both filled with joy knowing he is with Jesus and great sorrow for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Love – Thom, Julie, Sawyer & Parker

  86. Ruth McMullin says:

    So blessed to have had him in my life as a role model. I will never forget his vibrance and passion for life and Christ. Many years have passed but I can still see and hear him in my mind reaching out to all of us in Calvary Youth Group. A true inspiration.

  87. Kim Seyler says:

    Praying that the words of Scripture will comfort you today and through the difficult days to come. So glad that you can grieve with hope….knowing one day you will see him again!

    Love , Rob an Kim (Hindal) Seyler

  88. Pat & Gary Musser says:

    Dena, Paige, Parker, We morn with you for your loss and rejoice in the hope that you will see Patrick again. May new mercies each day sustain you in the days ahead. Praying for you!

  89. Brad, Noelle, James, Jon, & Joe says:

    Dena, Paige, and Parker….our sympathies to your entire family. We were all so blessed to know Patrick, and have been impacted by his godly example and love for the Lord. Praying that you will remain steadfast in the Lord and that your lights will shine for His glory and His Kingdom. Love you all. Psalm 34:1-3

  90. ladyangora says:

    i will never forget the impact pastor pat had on my life. i’m so thankful for his willingness to do God’s will, and i’m glad that some day i will be able to see him again, face to face, healthy, whole, and glorified, to say thank you to him personally. my prayers will be with your family. thank you for sharing his journey with us all.

  91. robert says:

    “Tidings of Comfort and Joy.” A strong gentlemen is now at rest.

  92. LuAnne Gretz says:

    Dena, Paige and Parker, My prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. You ALL have been such an inspiration to my family and me. Your faithfulness and love for God has set a perfect example for all to witness.

  93. Kathy Struck says:

    Dear Dena, Paige and Parker, you are in my thoughts and prayers this day. What a beautiful time of year to go home to be with the Lord then at the time of Jesus birth. Heaven is glorious and rejoicing and praising the Babe, the son of Mary. We know as Stefan went to be with the Lord on December 21st of 2008. You will be in my prayers and thoughts but know Patrick has been made whole and praising his Father.

  94. Kristen Kummerl says:

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

  95. Jane Miniard says:

    I’m rejoicing that Patrick is home in heaven with Jesus but will be praying for you and your kids because I know you will be missing him here on earth. Thank you for sharing his story-it truly was an inspiration to read his outlook on this horrible disease, always finding a way to give praise to God in the midst of such pain.

  96. Carl and Lori says:

    Dena, We are praying for you and Paige & Parker that our God will give you exceptional strength and you’ll feel the arms of the Father embracing each of you. Much love, Carl & Lori

  97. Cynthia says:

    Dena, Paige, and Parker:

    His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will set thee over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

    May the Lord comfort you all through your time of grief. I will continue to add my prayers to those praying for you.

  98. J.R. & Julie says:

    Our prayers, thoughts, and hearts are with you.

  99. Jana Braden says:

    Praying for you all as we have been continually. With much love from all of us.

  100. Deb says:

    Dena, praying especially for you, and your children, as well as your extended family and friends. As my husband and I always say, the week after the loss, is such a whirlwind, you are in a huge fog, as you stumble around doing what needs to be done…and then everything is done, and finally everyone extra is gone… and then eventually it is really just you, but that person who is so incredibly dear to you, who you love with all of you, is not here… and you keep thinking this must be some kind of strange dream… Death is so hard for all of us who are left behind. Praying for comfort, for peace, for grace, for hope… know that one day, you will all be together again, holding each other and praising God. Until then, know that God’s grace can and WILL sustain you even in the hardest times. with love and hope, Deb

  101. Tammy says:

    Dearest Dena, Paige, and Parker I am so sorry to hear about Patrick’s passing. I have a lot of good memories of you all when you were at Calvary Baptist. I have been praying for you that God would just give you the peace that passes all understanding.

    With love Tammy Hughes

  102. Amy Ayers says:

    I’m sorry to hear this; glad for him, though. My prayers are with you. Psalm 23 was a fantastic blessing to me the day after my own dad died.

  103. Dan & Jil Good says:

    Dena, Paige & Parker,
    Praying that God will give you peace beyond all comprehension! We LOVE you and are praying for you! Patrick will be missed dearly by all, but how exciting to know that he is whole again and with the Savior we all all Love!
    We Love you!
    Dan & Jil Good
    Calla, Autumn and Titus

  104. Lisa Palm says:

    I lost both of my parents last month, and although I am grateful for them to be pain free and with our Lord, the pain of the loss is difficult. I will keep you all lifted up in prayer. Remember to lean on all of your friends and family and let them help you through all of your rough moments.
    Lisa Palm

  105. Sean Gilliam says:

    Dena, may God comfort you and provide for you and your family.

  106. Sandee Jaeger says:

    Dear Dena, Parker, and Paige –
    We were so privileged to know Patrick and see the godly example that he lived here on earth. He is with our Lord now walking without pain and weakness. We pray for you all as you rest in the care of your heavenly father. May He grant you the comfort and care you need as you grieve your loss. May you be blessed by the wonderful memories of your husband/dad, may you lean on the care of your friends and family, may you live on to honor Patrick and your Lord.
    Our prayers and thoughts remain with your family – The Jaegers

  107. Gina Scott says:

    Dear Family,
    I’ve watched Patrick finish this final phase of his life with such grace and contentment. He truly has been an insperation to continue serving the King, even in the midst of difficult circumstances. God is faithful to completion always. Patrick is complete now. Praise God for that! I rest assure in our Savior’s loving arms each and every time I feel sad for his no longer earthly presence. Once again, I know this is bigger than me, and God is in control, as always. Thank you, for remaining faithful, Patrick.
    Love and prayers,
    Gina Scott

  108. We don’t understand God’s ways but we have seen his loving grace and presence in your family and in Patrick as you went through this very difficult time. What an example of God’s love for all of us.
    Praying for you Dena, Paige and Parker as you move on. We’re praying for you and the rest of your family, but we know Patrick is with Jesus. Someday we’ll all be together and this WILL make sense.
    Love to you, Karen and Jim Crutchfield

  109. Gil and Deanna Kerr says:

    What a wonderful testimony and encouragement to those who take life for granite and don’t fully appreciate their health. Patrick’s faith through such a difficult time is an example to all of us of the Lord’s sustaining love. Deanna and I send our love and prayers to the family.

  110. Keith and Marilyn Kaynor says:

    We want you all to know we are praying for you and your extended family. We will all miss Patrick but what an incredible blessing that we know he’s with the Lord right now! He’s all better. He can walk and even jump for joy. What a blessing to know that! Love, Keith and Marilyn Kaynor

  111. Becky Martin says:

    No doubt that Patrick’s home-going has left a huge void for many many people. Just a testimony to how the Lord was able to use him and the whole family in this world. From a distance I share the sorrow of you all, but am thankful that there truly is rejoicing amidst the tears.

    Praying for God’s comfort and blessing for each one of you.

  112. Dominic Gonino says:

    Dena, Paige & Parker,

    As I had the privilege of visiting and praying with Patrick & Dena back in September, little did I know that it would be the last time I would see Patrick this side of heaven. As you sorrow and make all of the adjustments in the days ahead, may God’s grace be sufficient, His peace be yours, His love be experienced and His comfort be sensed. Patrick was a genuine inspiration to me and always left me an open door to share with the youth group. As a supported missionary by Cornerstone, it was a privilege to see God’s blessing on Him and your family. May Isa 41:10 come to your remembrance many time in the days ahead.

  113. John & Esther Millheim says:

    Dear Dena, Paige & Parker, Love the picture preceeding this page…can almost see Patrick being lifted from his bed of pain into the arms of Jesus, whom he loved and served so faithfully. We knew that God’s hand was on Patrick even as a student at BBC. Truly God has used both of you in the lives of soooo many. So thankful our children were privileged to be close friends through those days. Also, so grateful that God so beautifully used Patrick in the life of our grandaughter, Cassie, as he was her youth pastor and led her to Himself and to BBC. That is just one little example of the hundreds upon hundreds of young people both of your lives have touched. Will continue to lift you up as you walk this path with your Saviour right beside you. Hugs

  114. Colleen Rose says:

    Dena, Paige and Parker,
    Praying that God’s grace and peace are evident to you during this difficult time. Rejoicing that Patrick is in heaven and grieving for you loss.

  115. Bob and Valarie Shearer says:

    Patrick was always so bubbly and full of life,even in death his blog testifies to that. I spoke with him last year when he came back to Calvary to preach for us,little did we know that would be his last time to speak here at CBC.He was diagnosed shortly after his visit I believe. It has been many years now since the McGoldrick family has left Calvary Baptist in Latonia,but you are not forgotten.Paige and Parker were just little kids back then,looking at this blog,I can’t believe how they’ve blossomed. May the peace that only GOD can grant be with you in the coming days,weeks,months,years ahead.Patrick will never be forgotten.For ALL of us here at Calvary that were Blessed by Patrick and Dena’s service during your time with us,WE LOVE YOU.Patrick has finished the race,the race of “FAITH”……….. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

  116. Brenda Kintner says:

    I’ve been following Patrick’s blog all year long. Hadn’t checked facebook since a little before Christmas, but I knew in my heart that Patrick had gone home to be with Jesus. I just checked here today and read that he had passed away. May God bless you with His presence and peace.

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