Patrick Edward Wrzesinski
March 18, 1956 ~ March 9, 2013
On March 9, 2013, Patrick Edward Wrzesinski was called home to be with the Lord and join his father, Edward; his brother, Jack; and his sister, Connie. Patrick was born March 18, 1956, in Tacoma, WA and moved with his family to the Wenatchee Valley in 1966. He was residing in East Wenatchee at the time of his death. Pat attended Eastmont Grade School and Pioneer Middle School Special Education Programs until 1974. He then worked for many years for Supervised Skills and was an excellent employee. As a teenager, Pat was a member of the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, where he raised and showed beef cattle. His steer, Herbie, won Grand Champion in 1968. As an active participant in Special Olympics in skiing, track, basketball and softball, Pat won several medals. Patrick exemplified the Special Olympics motto - “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” Upon returning to the Wenatchee area from Portland in 2007, he continued to participate in Special Olympics and recently won a gold medal in Basketball Skills. Patrick loved to watch football, baseball and basketball and could list the team statistics and records for the Mariners and Seahawks at any time. He would voice his opinion loudly regarding team trades and game scores to anyone who would listen. He collected hats and was proud of his collection. Lately, Patrick went bowling every Monday and loved to play the game. He rolled the ball so hard, he could make a strike, no matter where the ball hit the pins.
He is survived by his mother, Jean Wrzesinski of East Wenatchee; brother, Rick Wrzesinski (Cheryl) of Beaverton, OR; sister, Kathy Freeman (Tony) of Royal Slope, WA; sister, Kimberly Wrzesinski of Portland, OR; and sister, Christine Wrzesinski of Washington, DC; as well as many nieces, nephews and relatives.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Holy Apostles Catholic Church in East Wenatchee, with a reception to follow. Inurnment will be held at a later time in Hillsboro, OR, where his father and sister are buried. Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics Program at specialolympics.org. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.