FRANCIS P. “PAT” CARR
March 13, 1962 – August 26, 2020
FRANCIS P. “PAT” CARR, age 58, beloved husband of Michele (nee Lapinski); loving father of Ryan, Erin, Colleen and Aidan; son of the late Nora (nee McGrath) and Frank Carr; dear brother of Kevin, Sean (Kim), Brian (Maureen), Brendan (Maureen), Michael (Eric), Seamus (Julie) and Colm (Amy); beloved uncle,
cousin and dear friend of many. Passed away August 26, 2020 surrounded by his family and his dogs.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to consider a contribution to either St. Ignatius High School, 1911 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH 44113 or Magnificat High School, 20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH 44116.
Obituary courtesy of Chambers Funeral Homes
PATRICK ANTHONY SWEENEY
September 2, 1939 – September 7, 2020
Patrick Sweeney, 81, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Bridget and Thomas Sweeney of County Monaghan and County Mayo Ireland. He attended Saint Ignatius High School, served in the United States Air Force, and received a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
At 28 years old, he was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives, serving his home district in Cleveland, Ohio. He remained in the State Legislature for more than thirty years, serving as House Majority Whip, Assistant to the Majority Leader, and Minority Leader. Throughout his well-lived life, he was recognized for his dedication to public service, his commitment to the arts and education, and his ability to work across any aisle to make real progress for his community.
He was instrumental in the development of many downtown Cleveland landmarks including Playhouse Square, the Gateway District, Cleveland State University, Tri-C, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His influence on the City of Cleveland and the State of Ohio will last for generations to come.
Patrick loved nothing more than talking politics over a drink with friends and rivals alike, especially when those talks and drinks were on a golf course. He was always boastfully proud of his daughter Margaret Anne and simply adored her “fine lad of a husband” Tony.
Later in life he acquired his favorite title, “Grandpa,” and genuinely cherished every moment he spent with his favorite person, his grandson, Elliott. Patrick was the proud husband and the great admirer of his wife of 36 years, Emily, whom he loved dearly. He will be sorely missed, and his wit, friendship, and room-filling energy can never be replaced.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Emily (Mirsky), his daughter Margaret (Tony), and his grandson, Elliott; his sister Sheila (Mohan); nieces Maureen Wlodarczyk (Brian), Kathleen O’Neill (Scott), Maureen Upchurch (Donald), and Mary Kay Murphy (Daniel); nephews Thomas Hodar (Elizabeth), Mark Hodar, John Mohan (Amanda); many godchildren and countless friends around the world. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kathleen Hodar and brother-in-law Jerome Hodar, his brother-in-law John Mohan, sister Maureen Sweeney, and brother Emmett Sweeney.
Please, in lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111.
Obituary courtesy of BerryMcGreevey.com