Deery, Patrick Joseph, a 60 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 14, 2007. Born in Cliffside Park, NJ, Patrick was 90 when he passed away. Pat courageously and faithfully served his country as an Army staff sergeant in World War II. His combat experience in the Pacific theater was a very important chapter in his life. Patrick was a member of St. James Catholic Church and the Redondo Beach Elk's Lodge, where he was a former Trustee. Patrick was an employee of Standard Oil Company, El Segundo for 30 years. Patrick is survived by his loving wife, Ann Deery of Redondo Beach, CA, daughter, Gloria (Lee) Duckett of Torrance, CA, daughter, Janet Harshman of Victorville, CA and daughter, Patricia (David) Harshman of Kingsport, TN, grandsons Patrick Ledbetter of Beaverton, OR, Michael (Erica) Ledbetter of Churchville, VA, Matthew Harshman of Victorville, CA, one great-grandson Luke Ledbetter of Churchville, VA, and a sister Mary Deery of Cliffside Park, NJ. Preceded in death by mother, Margaret Deery and father, Patrick Deery and three sisters. He will be greatly missed, but forever in our hearts. The Funeral Mass will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Monday, June 18, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. A reception will follow at Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room from 12:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. A private Graveside Service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery with military honors. Please check back to view the online video tribute.

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  1. It’s hard to believe that Dad left us one month ago today. What a tribute to his strength, fortitude and courage that he made it to 90! You’re at rest at Riverside National Cemetary, where you received the honor you so well deserved. We love you, Dad, and we miss you. Be at peace in God’s love and know that Mom’s okay.

  2. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers with the loss of your Dad. I know how deep it hurts to loose a parent. Norma Howard, Leiner and Farr.

  3. My heart goes out to Mrs. Deery, Gloria, Janet and Patricia. Friend of family for many years. Still one of my dearest friends Gloria. May this sad time pass quickly.

  4. Grandpa, we miss you very much. It is comforting as the days go by to remember you, and I often feel as if you are smiling and winking at us from Heaven. Trust that we will look after Grandma at all times and that someday all families will be reunited together in God’s loving and eternal kingdom. We will always love you so very much! -Patrick Ledbetter Beaverton, Oregon

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