Date of Death
May 17, 2016
Place of Death
A funeral service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, May 23, 2016 beginning at 12:00 PM. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Age 79, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 with his family at his side. Alvin was born in Kalamazoo on September 14, 1936, the son of the late Floyd and Eleanor Pathic. On September 5, 1958, he married Sharon Abbey. Al was an avid bowler and enjoyed fishing. Family was always at the center of his world. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Al especially enjoyed playing with his grandkids. He was employed for Kalamazoo Public Schools for many years and was commonly known as “Dad” and “Grandpa” at work. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Sharon Pathic; four children, Julie (Brian) Schommer, Alvin (Karen) Pathic, Cindy (Keith) Wenger and Samuel (Penny) Pathic; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister, Pauline Owens and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Al was preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Jr. and Harvey Pathic; sisters, Helen Guess and Thelma Owens and grandson, Jamie Pathic.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Children with Special Needs Fund, c/o of the funeral home.
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