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Obituaries

Obituaries

Patrick William Whalen 1948 - 2011 Lawrence

Memorial services for Patrick William Whalen, 63, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Private family burial will be held before the memorial service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mr. Whalen died Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 14, 1948, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of John and Marian O’Meara Whalen.
Mr. Whalen served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from LaVerne University in LaVerne, Calif., and a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Mr. Whalen was a warden for the U.S. 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 Oct. 19, 1973. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Amy Risley, Lawrence; a son, Mark Snedker, Denver; three grandchildren, Joseph, Mari and Alex Risley; and a sister, Mary Kaye Whalen, Washington, Ill.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael.
The family will greet friends following the memorial service.
The family suggests memorials to LMH Endowment Association or to Kansas Kids in Crisis, sent in care of June DeWeese, P.O. Box 369, Abilene, KS 67410.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.