Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I've lost a friend

I learned last night that one of my colleagues and friends, Prof. Patrick Millard, passed away. His body was found late yesterday afternoon, though coming to the office this morning made the hurt of knowing he had died worse.

I'll miss my friend. 



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending my deepest sympathies. I went to high school with Pat and just heard of his passing, it is truely heartbreaking. However, there are many of us from home who have many questions as we haven't heard much more other than the fact that he is gone. I know it is a lot to ask right now, but if you could give me a little insight as to what happened we would be so grateful. This is a very sad day. He was a wonderful human being and a phenomenal friend to everyone.

Anthony Moretti said...

I have not heard anything as to an official cause of death. On a positive note, I wish you would have had a chance to see the student-led remembrance last evening. Those students lost a mentor, teacher, coach and friend. Patrick was a great guy. We lost a gem.

Anthony Moretti said...

If anyone reading this knows about funeral arrangements, please let me know. Thank you.

Jennifer Orcasitas said...

Thank you so much for taking time to respond. What I would have given to be there to see those students in remembrance. He was indeed an amazing person and an incredible friend to all who knew him. I did get the information about his funeral arrangements.

Patrick Millard MILLARD -Patrick Ford Millard, aged 30, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Lamont, MI. passed away Monday, December 12, 2011. He was born in Zeeland on July 1, 1981, and completed his undergraduate work at Grand Valley State University. He went on to earn his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Patrick was a professor of photography at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and was committed to art and education. His art and writing have been featured in many professional publications; he inspired hundreds of students through his work. Patrick is survived by his parents, Michael and Mary Millard of Lamont; his sister, Laura (Todd) Ross of Lansing; his grandmother, Vivian Ford of Eastmanville; his grandmother, Patricia Millard of Ormond Beach, FL; his life partner, Tori Albert formerly of Belding; and many dearly loved aunts, uncles, and cousins. Patrick also leaves behind an extensive network of friends, colleagues, and students who will cherish his memory forever. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cook DeWitt Center at Grand Valley State University on the Allendale Campus. Donations can be sent in Patrick's name to the Point Park University School of Communication. An online guestbook is available at www.throopfh.com . Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville Ph 616-837-8161, www.throopfh.com