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Patrick McAlonan

January 1, 1931 November 15, 2018
Patrick McAlonan
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Patrick McAlonan passed away at the age of 87 in his home in Novato on November 15, 2018. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Loretta McAlonan; his son Mark McAlonan; and daughters Therese and Maureen; two grand-children Richard and Julia; and his daughter Erin, who proceeded his death. Born in Tennessee in 1930 and raised in Detroit, he moved to Denver and settled in Novato. In his early years Pat attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School and then moved to Denver where he graduated from Regis College in 1954. He met his wife, Loretta, in Denver on a blind date and stayed happily married for 64 years. Goodyear offered him a management position in Salinas, which is how he came to California in 1955. After managing stores for Goodyear, Pat opened his own tire store, Cains Tire, in San Rafael and began a long, successful career. Pat was fortunate to work with all four of his children. Pat was an avid golfer, one of the original members of the Marin Country Club. He raised his family snow skiing and water skiing. He also played football, basketball and baseball. He played softball with his son, Mark, until his late fifties. He was a natural athlete. He loved cave diving in Florida and has been known to hunt and catch alligators. He loved adventure. Pat will be missed by all. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 30, 2018 at St. Anthony's Church in Novato.
Published in Marin Independent Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 2018


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11:00 AM 11/30/2018 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 11/30/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Anthony's Church

1000 Cambridge St.
Novato, CA 94947

St. Anthony's Church
1000 Cambridge St. Novato 94947 CA
United States
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