Mary Pat, longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Feb 11th, 2013. She is survived by daughter Carey (granddaughter Kaila), Allison (husband Adam, granddaughters Audrey and Ava), sons Ronny and Chris (fiancé Julia). It is with great sadness to lose a beautiful, wonderful mother like Mary Pat. She worked in the airline industry for over 40 years. She took joy in helping others in her work and personal life and was known for always putting others needs before her own. Family and her faith in God were the core of her life. Mary Pat would rather be remembered with a smile than a tear, so keep smiling for her.

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  1. Mary Pat touched our family in a very special way. We met her in church. She was always in tuned with The Lord and loved children. We will miss her and pray for her. – The Alario Family, Hermosa Beach

  2. I am so sorry for you all. Our family has many fond memories of your mom and her kindness to our girls- she always gave them money for candy or ice cream! I will be at her service on Wednesday.

  3. Our most sincere condolences to Allison and the entire Ahlfeldt family. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Peter, Kimberly, and the Kolesari Family
    Milwaukee, WI

  4. Condolences to the Ahfeldt family. Even though we haven’t lived in the South Bay for 11 years we will always remember your Mom.
    Carmen & Pat Tosto

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Mary Pat! She was a wonderful person. Whenever I would see her she would be all smiles and greet us warmly, and her caring personality would show through so strongly. I treasure my many Christmas photos of her and the family. I will miss her and remember her. I will be at her service on Wednesday.
    Dick Mason, Prescott, AZ

  6. Mary Pat was always such a bright and wonderful person and gave the strength to her family which was her greatest pride, and which Ron and everyone who met this beautiful woman appreciated. We will miss her.
    All our love,
    Steve and Terry Stretchberry (Speas in the late 70’s)

  7. Carey, Allison, Ron, Chris, Aunt Gerry & Alexander – truly wish I could be there this week to offer my condolences in person. Aunt
    Mary Pat will always be remembered for her warm smiles, her kind words and gracious demeanor. I send you all a big hug and kiss and want you to know you always have a home here with us in Chicago. Love, Betsy

  8. Ronny, Allison, Carey, and Chris- I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was an amazing lady. I’ll never forget her generosity on those hot summers days when we would walk up to the house for drinks and snacks when we were kids, the carpool days with Allison in high school riding in the Ahlfeldt van, and her friendly welcoming and caring personality.

  9. Chris, Ronny, Allison, and Cary. I am so so sorry to hear about your mom. I saw her several weeks ago. We talked for a moment. We were both complaining about our aches and pains. She talked about her grand children and how wonderful they are. I hope all of you will find comfort in all those fond memories she created with you. She was a great lady and will be missed.

  10. Hello Ahlfeldts, I was shocked to hear of Mary Pat’s Passing. After just losing my Mother on Jan 27th and then Pat Willems on Jan 10th.
    I was searching for pictures in my Continental Family album and ironically I had one with both Pat and Mary Pat in them. Riding the crew van to our Honolulu layover.

    I flew with Mary Pat since the mid 1980’s. We flew Hawaii, Tahiti, NYC and many domestic trips until LAX closed in 2011. We then flew together to Narita Tokyo and Amsterdam and Paris.

    When I was having problems with mother’s illness 14 years ago it is your Mother that sat down and comforted me and guided me to understanding and healing. I truly believe she is the only Angel on the planet. She cared about others more than herself.
    For the opportunity to have dinner and drinks on a layover or sing Kareoke in Narita’s “The Cage. Ride a catammarran in Waikii. It was a wonderful journey through life with her. She was a brilliant coworker. Fun,caring and efficient.” I would say you’re the only Angel on the Planet to her and she’d say to me ahhh but you are close second. and Boy did she make me feel good..

    Bless you Mary Pat. I will miss you forever … Love you ,
    Roger K. Briggs Continental Airlines Flight attendant

  11. To the Ahlfeldt family ; I am so saddened to hear of Mary Pat’s passing. She was such a dear person with a deep abiding faith. It was with gladness each time I flew with her as she was always such a hard worker. I will miss her gentle spirit and know she has a place in Heaven. Leslie Branam

  12. To the Ahfeldt family; I am very sorry to hear this sad news about Mary Pat. She was one of my favorite flight attendants and I was looking forward to flying with her again out of LAX. Beautiful, kind, gentle….her voice was soft, pure and angelic. She adored her four children and shared quite a few of those photos on the plane with us throughout the years.. The video tribute was a lovely reflection of her. Sympathy and peace.

  13. Her smile. Her presence. She made you happy to be in her company. She was our angel on earth and we were lucky to have her. Now she walks with the angels in Heaven. What a special treat for them. We love you Mary Pat…………

  14. Carey, Allison, Ronnie, Chris,
    I’m so very sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Pat’s death. I wish I could have been there for all of you. Please know that I will truely miss her! Mom loved Aunt Mary Pat and now they get to be reunited, partying, and hopefully busy helping all of us. Love you!

  15. Mary Pat and Ron will always live on in my heart. We had wonderful times together and they gave me the courage to be loving and happy.
    Burr Stewart
    Seattle, WA

  16. On behalf of the “Golden Penguins” Houston Chapter, I send our deepest condolences to all of Mary Pat’s family. God Bless You.
    Jane Barlow

  17. To Mary Pat’s children;
    So very lucky you all are to have had such a Mother.

    She was one of the finest human beings on earth and had always
    been an Angel on earth to me. I will miss ‘all’ of her special smiles, and she had many.

    Now that she is in heaven I know she will find the peace that we all
    Many hugs to you all,
    Carole Hutchison,
    another adoring flight attendant fan of hers

  18. To Mary Pat’s family

    Our Continental flight attendant family is poorer without the beautiful countenance of Mary Pat. We were all touched by a special angel…we’ll see her again.

  19. Your angelic smile will be missed by all. Rest in peace.
    Love and blessings, Rollie Bland. Continental Flight Attendant.

  20. Our heartfelt love to you the children from Saundra Tyler and family…To GOD Be the Glory for the life of your Darling mother she was truly the wind beneath the LAX flight Attendants wings during our entire careers, never a dull moment and always that priceless smile…Gone too soon, We will fly together again…Saundra Tyler 4Ever Continental Flight Attendant

  21. I only knew Mary Pat briefly, but in the few times I flew with her, I enjoyed her comppany and her infectuous smile. She had the ability to turn a bad day into a happy one for those around her. From my all too short encounters with her, I know she was a special person and I will miss seeing her name on a crew list, but I know she is flying first class now. God Bless.

  22. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I’ll always remember your mom while we worked on various projects at American Martyrs school! She was always so upbeat and ready to laugh at all our antics during production! Such beautiful children she raised. Though your heartach will be with you for many years, rest assured that they will be replaced with all your fond memories! She will always be watching from above with your dad by her side! God bless each of you. Allison, I knew you best and I’ll keep you in my prayers!

  23. I only flew a few trips with Mary Pat but was so impressed with her kindness, sweet demeanor, and infectious smile. We all miss her very much. You are in my prayers. God bless.

  24. Mary Pat, you were a joy to fly with on so many of my international flights. Your smile will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know you.

  25. My heart was sick when I heard that Mary Pat’s infectious smile will no longer grace the world, but will last forever in our hearts.

  26. Dear Ahlfeldt family. Our Continental family is sad to loose such a vibrant person such as Mary Pat. She was always fun to fly with. There was never a dull moment. She was a kind and beautiful sole. I am sorry for your loss. Heaven is blessed with such a special angel!

  27. Thanks everyone for the thoughtful comments and support. It is comforting to know Mom had so many dear friends and touched so many people during her life.

  28. Dear Allison, Carey, Chris & Ronny – I will always remember your mom and the love she exuded for all four of you. While I am so saddened to learn of her passing, I know she is with her own angel in heaven and together, they are watching over you and your families. I will cherish her smile and caring heart always.

  29. Mary Pat and Ron moved to Miami in the70s, They lived directly below us on Biscayne Bay. We each had 2 bayfront balconies. We thought we could play volleyball until they arrived..They were so fun and kind.Lots of infectious laughter..Mary Pat loved her children and flying.. God Bless the family.

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