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Patrick Christian Snavely

November 11, 1980 - June 18, 2020

Obituary For Patrick Christian Snavely

REPRINT FROM 2020: With our deepest sorrow we announce the sudden passing of Patrick Christian Snavely at his home in Truckee, CA on June 18, 2020. Patrick was a central fixture in a large and loving family. He was a kind and generous person who will be forever missed by many. His strong character, independent spirit, and infectious laugh will be remembered by all who knew him.
Patrick was the beloved son of Peggy & Steve Snavely, brother to Laura Vaughn (Owen) and Eric Snavely (Maureen Mann), adoring uncle to Scott, Cormac and Frankie Snavely and James Vaughn. He was the cherished grandson of Theresa V. Snavely, her late husband Christian M. Snavely and the late Irene and Robert F. Breen. In addition to his immediate family, Patrick was a cherished friend, mentor, and confidant to his extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
Patrick’s story has an impressive collection of memorable chapters. With a life that began in Pittsburgh, his journey included public service as a volunteer firefighter, graduation from Upper St. Clair High School, an undergraduate degree from Tulane University, and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Patrick spent 16 years in commercial banking, had expertise in the financial markets and was most recently a small business broker in Laguna Beach, CA. His true passion for long-haul trucking was fulfilled by crisscrossing “the lower 48” a plethora of times in his Chevy pickup truck with the windows down and tunes turned up. He had an encyclopedic knowledge and love for all music and an inexplicable interest in 80’s rock star biographies.
Patrick collected many friends along the way, nurturing relationships as a top priority. As a minor Instagram celebrity, he brought his devoted “tweepies” joy and laughter with his refreshingly honest, obscure, and always hilarious content.
Patrick’s passing will never erase the boisterous humor, moral convictions, immense heart, and sensitive nature he bestowed on his friends and family. In the future, he will be remembered for his uncanny ability to reference arcane quotes from a vast library of classic movies and shows in perfect context and timing.
The funeral mass will be held at Holy Angel’s Church (Blessed Trinity Parish), 408 Baldwin Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15207, Friday, August 6, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will be held privately. The Snavely family will also host a Celebration of Life honoring Patrick on the evening of Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Clair Country Club, 2300 Old Washington Road, Upper St. Clair, 15241, from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, Patrick would be honored by your support of the Patrick C. Snavely Scholarship Fund, checks payable to Tulane University, Memo: Patrick C. Snavely Scholarship Fund, send to Tulane University, P.O. Box 61075, New Orleans, LA 70161-9986 or the mental health organization of your choice.

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