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Shane W. Patrick

July 11, 1994 — August 22, 2022

Shane W. Patrick, 28, of Monongahela, PA, passed away unexpectedly early morning on Monday, August 22, 2022.  He was born July 11, 1994 in Baltimore, MD, the son of Myrna Lloyd-Patrick and Frank Patrick III.  A lifelong resident of Monongahela, Shane was a 2013 graduate of Ringgold High School.  After graduating, he expressed very little desire to work for others and wanted to be self-employed.  One of his primary passions was the video gaming industry.  He always looked forward to attending the annual Re-Play FX Convention in Pittsburgh with their vintage video and pinball games.  His love for gaming launched his career on YouTube where he provided reviews of video games and science fiction and fantasy novels.  He started garnering interest in old sci-fi moves like Logan’s Run and Soylent Green, which morphed into one of his more prouder accomplishments – finishing a draft of his first 20+ chapter, 80,000 word novel which he was looking to get published.

Shane would help anyone whenever asked.  He loved his grandparents, Frank and Linda Patrick, and would lend them a hand whenever needed, including the annual “changing of the screens.”  He grew his hair long so he could donate it to Wigs for Kids and was proud of the certificate he would receive each time.  Expressing no desire to go to college, he gave the money that was being saved for him to go to college to his sister, Ravyn, to help pay for her schooling.

He loved and took care of the family pets; feeding them, giving them fresh water, even cleaning up the occasional accident. He and his mom would always try and identify any new birds that would come to the bird feeder, and they both laughed watching the squirrels figure out ways to get access to the feeder and the battles they would have with each other. After a garbage-invading battle with a local raccoon, he and his dad came up with a $2 solution to keep raccoons out of the garbage.

After high school, he embarked on educating himself and was well-versed in antique weaponry, history (including political and military history), metal forging and a variety of other off topic subjects.  He ventured into untraditional interests such as: blacksmithing; metal detecting at his home; making his own ginger beer, salsa and pickles; calligraphy (which he started doing with a glass pen); gardening; and even buying his own sluice kit so he could mine for gold in streams.  He was always proud of the vegetable plants that he would start from seed, which grew and produced vegetables in the family garden.

His parents will miss his homemade birthday cards which he would always sign “From Shane P.” as if they didn’t know his last name.  He always said there was no such thing as bad pizza, liked good wings, and if he turned down ice cream you knew he was full.

As a kid, he never really liked sports but participated in track, soccer, and karate.  He was never a big sports fan but enjoyed watching the Penguins and Steelers with his family, constantly reminding his dad that Kris Letang was the best defenseman in Penguins history.

He really enjoyed his late night/early morning Xbox marathons with his friends, including Seabass and Josh, laughing into the early hours of the morning.  He truly valued his friendship with whom he considered his best friend, Bernie Wujcik, and spoke fondly of their late-night shopping sprees to Walmart, their  ventures into the woods finding weird “treasure,” their going to gun shows looking for a good deal on antique items, and their annual exchange of absurd birthday gifts such as 4 lb bags of ketchup. Bernie pointed out Shane was quite literal, and would always try and use the semantics of language to his advantage. With the knowledge he gained educating himself through reading, he would also be turned to help settle a friendly argument.

In addition to his mother Myrna Lloyd-Patrick and father Frank Patrick III (both of Monongahela), his sister Ravyn Patrick of South Park, and paternal grandparents Frank and Linda Patrick Fayette City, Shane is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Shane was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother “Nana” Gloria E. Rosario whom she always offered to take for the summer when he was a child, and grandfather Albert Lloyd Sr., both formerly of New Jersey.

With everything that is going on the world today, Shane was a true beacon of light and with his passing, the world became a little bit darker.  For every tear we shed, for every sob we gulp down, it will be a testament to the never-ending love we will always have for him, and how much we will truly miss him every single day.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 5-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to The Able Gamers Charity at https://ablegamers.org, or the Mario Lemieux Foundation to help support Austin’s Playrooms at https://mariolemieux.org. The family is also considering writing a story about Shane, so if you have any stories about him you would like to share, please email them to SWP28@comcast.net.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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