Memorial services for Patrick William Whalen, 63, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2011 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Private family burial will be held prior to the Memorial service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died December 19, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born on April 14, 1948 in Ottumwa, IA the son of John and Marian (O’Meara) Whalen.
He served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Patrick received a BA in Criminal Justice from LaVerne University in LaVerne, CA, he also received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
He worked as a Warden for the United States Department of Justice at many locations around the United States. More recently, he was co-founder and owner of Resolution Services, LLC, a consulting firm in Lawrence with his daughter, Amy.
He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, the Senior Executive Service and Alvamar Country Club.
He married Glenda Elliott on October 19, 1973. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include one daughter, Amy Risley, Lawrence; one son, Mark Snedker, Denver, CO; Three grandchildren, Joseph, Mari, and Alex Risley; one sister, Mary Kaye Whalen, Washington, IL. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Whalen.
The family will greet friends following the memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association or Kansas Kids in Crisis c/o June DeWeese, Box 369, Abilene, KS 67410.