December 26, 1916 ~ June 14, 2007
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.
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