Mr. Pasquale “Pat” Joaquin age 84, of NY Mills, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 9, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born in Utica on March 27, 1935, a son of the late Manuel and Marianne Favata Joaquin, having grown up in East Utica and graduated from TR Proctor High School Class of 1953. In 1957 he was drafted in the US Army and served honorably in the 15th and 3rd Infantry Div. in Germany. Pat was employed with the Bendix Corp.and Lucas Aerospace Co. for over 20 years until his retirement. In his later years he was a security guard with L.B. Security Co. Pat loved sports and played “Fast Pitch”, Horseshoes and was a renown bowler. He was also a St. Louis Cardinals and Cleveland Browns fan. He was proud of his Portuguese and Sicilian Heritage and was a member of the Sons of Italy and the American Legion Post #229. He had a love of Jazz music and excelled in Jitterbugging. At one time he served as an usher at St. Anthony’s Church and later at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Surviving are one daughter Linda Younes and husband Ralph of SC.; one son Patrick Joaquin of OH; one sister and brother-in-law Martha and Rich Becraft of Utica; two brothers and three sisters-in-law Thomas and Barbara Joaquin of FL.; Anthony and Gloria Joaquin of Yorkville and Suzanne Joaquin of FL; one grandson Christopher and his great-grandson Kayden; his longtime loving and devoted companion Diane Alsante of NY Mills and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Deborah; sister Libby and brother Manuel.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 pm at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Utica. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Whitesboro. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
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