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Kirk Edgar Patchel

October 3, 1947 - May 17, 2019
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Kirk Edgar Patchel, age 71 of Chesapeake City, MD passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on May 17, 2019. He was born on October 3, 1947 in Media, PA to the late George Edgar Patchel and Helen (Kirkpatrick) Patchel. Kirk was an outdoorsman and lover of life. He had a passion for fishing and bird hunting.Continue Reading

Serenity Kelly left a message on October 1, 2019:
We just heard of Kirks passing and are completely heartbroken. He was loved by our entire family. He was always an absolute gentleman and such a good friend to all of us! We will miss him dearly. We are so sorry to have not known of his passing. Sending love to all of his family. David, Serenity, Frank and Hunter Kelly of Chestertown, MD
Will ANGLE left a message on June 2, 2019:
Why the hell did you die my friend. When we would talk it was always about ideas of what to do or when we'd get together again. You were such a good friend. I will miss you much. May you rest in peace. I am so sorry for yout lose Kirsten. He always talked about you and your boys, he loved y'all a lot. Damn Kirk was one of a kind.
Michael Grether left a message on May 31, 2019:
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Al & Cheryl Klerlein left a message on May 27, 2019:
Our sincere sympathies to Kristen and your family. Kirk was good friend and neighbor, he often talked of his family with so much love, and sweet Pookie. We will miss him . May God Bless You, R.I.P.
Al & Cheryl Klerlein
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Cheri & Wally Brown left a message on May 26, 2019:
Our sincere sympathies. Kirk was so nice. He was a gentleman. We met at the Chesapeake City VFW. He was so proud to talk about his daughter and grandchildren. So sad to hear of his passing. Prayers that your memories will help you through this.
Malcolm Earles left a message on May 25, 2019:
Rest in Peace my friend. We had some great times hunting together in the Chesapeake and the piney woods of North Carolina. I had just planned a quail hunting outing for us next fall when I heard the news of your passing. See you at the camp site. Mal Earles
Mal Earles left a message on May 25, 2019:
Follow-up Kirsten my condolences go out to you and your children. I've talked with you on the phone but we have never met. Know that I really enjoyed having your father as a friend.
Bill Petrillo left a message on May 24, 2019:
Kirk, you were not only a great friend to our father, but to Michael and I as well. Thank you for the memories. We will miss you a lot.
Julia Garnett left a message on May 23, 2019:

I posted my memories of Kirk on the Theta Chi email. My warmest thoughts to all of you- family and friends. I know how proud he was of you, Kristen. He must have been over the moon with his grandsons. His death was a real shock to both Bill and I. My first thought, was how true the statement is that we remember most how a person made us feel. Kirk always made me feel special. While there are referrals to his liking the ladies - the adjectives suave and debonair are used. In my experience Kirk Patchel was a true gentleman. He made me feel relevant. I loved him, and I regret that we did not try harder to stay connected, regret is the most poignant part of grief.
RAY NASSER left a message on May 22, 2019:
Patch was on of the stalwarts of our Fraternity! He was a great ladies man and I can name at least one date he snaked from me! All in fun however, we loved him as a brother! Ray Nasser
Tom Hannum left a message on May 22, 2019:
Meet Kirk at the Dollar Store about 2 years ago. I commented about his Wake hat. During a 5 to 10 minute meeting we shared memories of Wake, (we were there at the same time), we talked about our love of the Bay, dogs, and Wake. We discovered that we had shared ancestors in PA, The Darlington family. We did have a few communications. He said that his ancestor was John Darlington, there is only 65 Johns in the Darlington family book I have. I am sorry for your lost, I regret that we never got together as we talked about. I would like to share a Natty Boh in his honor. Tom Hannum
Jeff Nelson left a message on May 22, 2019:
As I have mentioned before, Kirk was the one brother who I often looked up to. He grew up in Media, PA and I lived my teenage years in Cinnaminson, NJ about 20 miles away. I even worked in Media for awhile after school.

The thing was, during my college years my family was living in Indiana, so Kirk's presence always helped my to remember the years in Philadelphia. As has been mentioned we both loved the Philadelphia sound and yes we could both Stomp to the Dovells and others. He was always suave and debonair and he taught me a thing or two.

His being in the Army helped me during my Ft Bragg experience. You could always count on him helping people out of jams

Keeping in touch is always hard after an experience like being a Theta Chi brother at Wake Forest, and keeping in touch with Kirk was no exception. I only wish I knew he lived in Chesapeake City,MD. Doreen and I live about 40 miles away.

Rest in Peace, Brother

Big Nels (Jeff Nelson)
lee vosters left a message on May 22, 2019:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Kirk's family. We had the pleasure of getting to know him through events at Mt. Harmon. He shared a passion for history, oysters, fun times and horse racing with us. We have many fond memories spent in his company. These will live on and we're sure his spirit will always be near by. Lee and Neil Vosters
Bruce Walley left a message on May 22, 2019:
Kirk was my roommate at Wake Forest when I was a junior and he was a senior. I think he started dating Meline that year. As I recall, she was a student at Salem College. Kirk and I grew up in the same part of the country. I was from northern Delaware and he was from southeastern Pennsylvania. We both worked with a crew called Scully prior to college. I remember him as a kind young man with a zeal for life. I was pleased to see he was able to enjoy his retirement and his grandchildren. I had to look up what Natty Boh was, but it sounds like a good time will be had by all at his memorial service. Bruce Walley
Jim Davidson left a message on May 22, 2019:
RIP Captain Kirk. Town Point won't be the same without you!
~ Jim & Trish Davidson
christopher coyle left a message on May 21, 2019:
RIP my friend, I learned a lot about life through you . Glad you are now enjoying yourself with all the Philly fans , racing fans and brotherhood of veterans. I look forward to seeing you again someday. Chris Coyle
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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