Patrick J. Cloonan, Sr., 69

Patrick J. Cloonan, Sr., 69, of Lancaster, PA died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Homestead, PA, he was the son of Anthony Joseph and Mary Barrett Cloonan. He was the husband of Karen E. Betz Cloonan and they were married for 42 years.

Patrick was a salesman for various Health Insurance Companies during his career.

He was an avid Notre Dame Fan, loved 1950’s music, loved working in his yard, and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife, Karen, there are six children: Patrick J. Jr. husband of Sara Cloonan, Lancaster, Brian T. husband of Monica Cloonan, Leola, Mary Ellen wife of Richard Brazzle, Lancaster, Megan Cloonan, Lancaster, Katie Cloonan, Philadelphia, PA, Patricia Cloonan, Lancaster, eight grandchildren, two brothers: Martin Cloonan, Pittsburgh, Joseph Cloonan, Langhorne, PA, and a sister: Mary Anderson, Mechanicsburg, PA.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 11:00AM.  Friends may pay their respects to the family at the funeral home on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 10-11:00AM.  Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in Patrick’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To send online condolences, please visit

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Our deepest sympathy’s to the whole family. He will be missed greatly-
What a great time we all had back in the "good old days" when the boys played football.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all-
Al and Linda Beasley

Dear Karen,
May the Lord give you His comfort and strength as you and the children and grandchildren go through the days ahead.
With love & prayer,

-Mary Duff

Pat and family,
So sorry to hear about your dad.  I did not know him, but a son is a reflection of the father, and that is all I need to know that he was a good man.  If there is anything I can do, just call.  Deepest condolences to you and your family from my wife and I. 

Ed Wenner

Dear Karen and family,
We just heard of Pat’s passing.    God be with all of you at this time.   He was a wonderful man, and a great neighbor.   Thinking of you all.

Pat and Peter Grana


I was truly saddened to hear that you lost your husband so suddenly.  In time I am sure that memories of your 42 years together will again bring a smile to your face and joy in remembrance. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. 

Shirley Neidermyer

To the Cloonan family, my deepest sympathy on your loss. Pat (Harvey as we called him) was the type of childhood friend that everyone should have growing up. You learn how to accept others with different views in life and sports. But always stayed friends. Harvey taught us how to deal with adversity and never complain. He will be missed.
Herky Cush,Pittsburgh and the "Proj"

Red, Joe, Mary and Mrs. Karen Cloonan and Family.  I was deeply saddened to read of Pat’s passing.  I cherish the memories of our growing up together in the "Proj".  Pat was a great guy and I enjoyed seeing him at the "Proj" reunions.  Karen I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing you or your children but know you have to be very special people and I pray the Lord will bless all of you at this time. 

Paul "Spike" Bennett

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