Daniel M. Patrick, 51, of Forest Park, died on Jan. 29, 2015. Born in Chicago on Feb. 5, 1963, he loved music and created it for the “Some Like It Light” aerobics class in Oak Park for over 25 years. Baseball was another passion, and he was looking forward to the Cubs this year. He enjoyed neighborhood parties, block parties, and garage sales, pool and pizza parties, and Halloween.
He enjoyed sitting for his neighbors’ pets. Dave, Don, Randy, Oma and Brad all knew they left their pets in loving hands when he took care of them and Judy’s birds (Peaches, Misty aka Little One, and Simon) were among those he watched.
Mr. Patrick was the brother Marge (Ken) Love, Judi (Eddie) Pierritz, Liz (Stan) Mishima, Fred, and the late Bobby (Anne) Patrick; the uncle of many nieces and nephews; the friend since childhood of Timo Wulf and Nicky and also JR (who predeceased Danny) and the Wulf family (Pat, Sandy, Catherine). He had many friends at Morton College and from the neighborhood, Pam, Terry, David, Larry, Al, Steve, Randy, Tom, Joe — too many to mention by name — as well as friends at the American Cancer Society, Chicago Focus, Accent Chicago, the Nutbush, Carol’s Speakeasy in Chicago, The Hide-a-way, Carol’s in Forest Park; the Spino family; Ray, Ruth, Jennifer, Cuqui, Roy and Luis; friends from the Lynn Sage Breast Center — Donna, Erika (his birthday buddy), Theresa (TK), Cindy, and all the wonderful staff who knew and loved him these past 15 years; and his “Aunt Judy” Neumann, his best friend for over 25 years.
The staff at Alden Town Manor are to be thanked for their love and care of Danny these past months. They made him feel “at home.” He loved Portillo’s. Friends knew he was always ready for a one of their chocolate shakes. Whenever you are there, please think of Danny when you get one.
Memorials to the Animal Care League, 1011 Garfield in Oak Park, 60304 are appreciated. Services will be private with arrangements by Woodlawn Funeral Home. Additional information is available at 708-442-8500 or www.woodlawnchicago.com.