PATRICK M. ARTHUR

Born: Thu., Jan. 22, 1953
Died: Sat., May 7, 2011

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Mr. Patrick M. Arthur, 58, Middletown, collapsed while coaching his girl's soccer team in Germantown and died at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg on Saturday May 7. He was the husband of Anne Lauver Arthur.
Born in Washington, DC on January 22, 1953 he was a son of Marianne de Roubaix Arthur, Lake Forest, IL and the late Macon Michaux Arthur.
He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick. He received his BS degree in Microbiolgy from the University of Maryland and was employed as a project manager with Ke`aki Technology at Ft. Detirck. He was a member of the Middletown Valley Athletic Association and had coached soocer for many years.
Surviving, besides his mother and wife, are:
2 children - Evelyn A. Arthur and Eric M. Arthur - both of Middletown
twin sisters - Danielle Lucca - McLean, VA and Elizabeth Hamilton -
Lake Forest, IL
The family will receive friends on Thursday May 12 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St. Middletown. Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday May 13 from All Saints Episcopal Church, 106 W. Church St., Frederick. Rev. Columba Gilliss will officiate. Burial will be made in Christ Reformed Church cemetery, Middletown.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Middletown Valley Athletic Association, 31 W. Main St., Suite A, Middletown, MD 21769.
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Theresa Schoonover
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Coach, thank you for all you have done for this community. You are an amazing man and will be missed terribly.
Anne, Eric and Evelyn, you all are in our prayers and I know you know I am here for you whenever you need me.

Cathy Hessong
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Coach, I can't thank you enough for all you have done for these girls. There is a hole left that is unfillable. We will miss you deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne, and your family.

Cathy Hessong

The Brantner Family
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Pat was a loving husband and father. He was very dedicated to Middletown girls soccer. I had the pleasure of coaching with him when my girls were on his team. He organized many tournaments and performed a lot of duties that go unnoticed by community. He was one of those people behind the scenes, at the meetings, organizing teams and so many other things it takes to run an organization like the MVAA. He was a man of integrity and he expected the same from his players. He was gracious and found ways to help those who could not afford to play. A lack of money was not excuse not to play for him. He truly loved his players and the game of soccer. Oh such dedication is rare to find. You will be missed by many and your legacy should live on through a memorial fund to help kids cannot afford to play. I thank you for teaching me to improve as a coach and teaching my girls play.

Anne, Evelyn and Eric, I know you will miss him ten fold times as much as all his girls will. May God comfort your loss.

Hope Winzer Brantner and family

Joyce Tuten
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
It was an honor to have known Pat for the past five years. He was a great role model for me as a coach and a wise and sympathetic ear. The Middletown Soccer community will miss him tremendously.

Larry Wolfraim
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Pat's passing. Pat was a wonderful and valued colleague and a good friend, full of insights, wisdom and especially great humor. Pat always had a good story to share with me and we spent many an hour in conversation (sometimes even in French). I know he was very dedicated to his wife and children and as a coach to his girls soccer team. Pat will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Pat's family as they struggle through this very difficult time.

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Jon & Peggy Snyder
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
We were so shocked to hear the news about Patrick. Our hearts go out to each of you. We pray that the God of all comfort will surround you with His love and envelope you with His peace.

Natalie Hill
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Coach Pat,
You were an amazing man and I am so proud to say you were my coach. You influenced my life so much and I can not thank you enough for all of the time and effort you put into the team. I will miss you greatly coach.

Love,
Natalie Hill

Patricia Arvantes
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Anne and Family,

Our family extends to you our deepest, deepest sympathies on the loss of your husband and father. We are just so sorry and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Arvantes and Family

Noemy Hill
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Arthur Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Arthur (Coach Arthur) was truly a great man. My daughter Natalie had some of her best times playing soccer under the direction of Coach. He will truly be missed. God Bless You, Noemy

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Jess Schoonover
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Coach,
You are what made us a team. Your jokes at practice and your encouragement during games is what kept us going. You meant so much to us, like a second father that was there for us whenever we needed you. you will be so greatly missed. every game that we play, we know you will be there watching us.

Ashleigh Hessong
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Coach, Thank you for all you did for me and the team. You showed so many girls who were turned down by other teams that they were good enough. One of those girls was me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.You were always there for us even when it was hard for you. You were the best and I will never forget you.

Mark Bolanowski
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I was lucky to have worked with Pat and shared stories with him. His wit was sharp and quick. He was passionate - about his wife, children, work, politics, soccer, and pretty much everything else. He was generous with his time, his love, and himself - often going the extra miles (literally) to help a friend or colleague or player. My life and the world were bettered by his being in it. My life and the world are lessened by his passing.

Laraine & Jim Kasunic
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Anne, Evelyn, and Eric,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

We were very, very saddened about this.

With Love and Prayers,
Laraine and Jim Kasunic

Carol Hayes
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Eric, Anne and family,
Ben and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was such a devoted soccer dad and we enjoyed our years with him at all the MHS boys soccer games. He was so proud of you, Eric. God bless you in this time of loss.
Kindest regards, Carol and Ben Hayes

Jo Ann Brown
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
I an thankful for the 3 years that I worked with Pat at DVC. He was an amazing individual and a person of integrity. He will be missed by his colleagues at DVC. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May God comfort you and be with you. Peace and blessings. Jo Ann

Mark Bolanowski
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Dear Pat,

When I think of you, three words instantly come to mind - Passion, People, and Wit.

You were passionate about everyone and everything. Your approach to all comers was total devotion. Whatever you did, you did with unbridled commitment, and every person and every task got a full measure of your heart and soul. You were the living embodiment of the old saying "If it is worth doing, then it is worth doing right."

People were the lifeblood of your existence. You soared with glee when those you cared for, mentored, or worked with achieved and succeeded. You suffered when those people struggled and failed. You envisioned what could be and strove to help others see that for themselves - and more importantly, in themselves.

I often wondered if you ever spent time satisfying your own needs. I pray you did. And at the same time, I know you will be happy if even a few of us follow your example, live with passion, and emulate your humanity.

Your wit was sharper and quicker than others I've known, and I often fell easy prey to it. You knew so much about so many topics - a modern day renaissance man - that you were at the ready with a snappy retort to which no one could reply. I'm willing to bet that God is just now realizing that he has a run for his money now that you are up there.

Adieu, mon ami.

Mark Bolanowski
   Posted Thu February 09, 2012
Lasting Impression

When a breeze plays among leaves
like a whisper,
when sunlight warms
like a hug,
when petals brush skin
like a kiss,
that's his handprint on your heart.

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