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Patrick Charles McCafferty
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    Ravenna, OH 44266

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Today 07-23-20 I just ran across Pat's obituary.
May he rest in peace.
I worked in facility maintenance at Sea World after six flags bought the park.
Pat was the one of the best managers I've ever worked for.
We put together Tiger Island there.
A great Irishman. A great man.


Posted by: Paul Engelhart - Brecksville, OH - Coworker   Jul 24, 2020

To the family of Pat I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences on your loss. Pat and I served together in Viet Nam. Pat was the only true friend I had while serving. His humor, laughter and singing is what kept me going during my time at Dong Ha. I visited Pat when he was stationed at Ft. Monmouth and saw him again when I visited him in the late 70's. I writing this now because I was planning a

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Posted by: Jerry Haebler - Parkville, MD   Jan 01, 2019


Posted by: Jerry Haebler - Parkville, MD   Jan 01, 2019

I was a frequent visited to Sea World Ohio, and Columbus Zoo. Also a previous employee for Sea World Florida. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.


Posted by: Terri Martin - High Point, NC - Acquaintance   Jun 11, 2018

My condolences to all who love Pat. He always gave so freely of his time in support of Portage Parks-- I especially appreciated his wise advice and professional insights in our time of transition, they were invaluable coming from a man of such high character and accomplishment. We'll miss him and his kindness.


Posted by: Christine Craycroft - KENT, OH - Friend   Jun 10, 2018

All words fall short of expressing one's sorrow of Pat's passing. He touched the lives of so many peoplebrother, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, coworkers, and friends. When we think of Pat we think of his kind eyes and big smile. They invited you to establish a friendship and a love.

We remember the times when our girls were young, he would take them behind the scenes at Sea World of Ohio to meet the trainers who were working

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Posted by: Gary Morgan - Oak Harbor, OH - Family   Jun 10, 2018

God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Patrick for your service in Vietnam.. And Semper Fi...... Soldier.


Posted by: Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC - Columbus, OH   Jun 05, 2018

I went to grade school with Pat....always admired him and his Parents and family. God bless him and all of you.


Posted by: Barbie Green Valentine Pennington - Atlanta, GA   Jun 05, 2018

Dear Mike, Mary Jo, Molly, Ann, and Kate:

I was saddened to learn of Pat's death. Thoughts of him have always made me smile and remember some great times with the McCafferty clan. He was a kind and gentle man and the world needs more like him, now more than ever. I am sorry that I will be unable to offer my condolences in person, but will be out of town this weekend. Please know that you all are in my heart and on my mind.


Posted by: Jon Prochnow - Stow, OH   Jun 05, 2018
Our behind the scenes with Pat  The Krebs's & The Hunter's



Pat went out of his way to make our family feel special, in December of 2011 he set up a special behind the scenes tour of the Columbus Zoo for our family, the grandkids loved it and have never forgotten it. He loved kids, and yes he did make the world a better place for all of us. We all will miss him.
Earl & Karen Krebs


Posted by: Earl Krebs - RAVENNA, OH - Friend   Jun 04, 2018