GSRMA lost one of our longtime members and friends recently. On March 11th, Patrick Michael Elliot, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Patrick, known to all as Pat, was a longtime funeral director in San Luis Obispo County. Pat’s familiarity with local cemetery districts lead to him becoming a Trustee with Atascadero Cemetery District. Pat was a board member with Atascadero Cemetery District for over 18 years, in which time he served in many different roles and helped to maintain the high quality that Atascadero residents have come to expect of the district. Pat also spent 4 years as the Cemetery Representative for the GSRMA Board of Directors during the years of 2010-2014.

Pat was always quick with a joke and knew how to light up a room with his ever present smile. When he wasn’t busy between his professional roles and volunteerism, Pat and his wife Marilyn enjoyed breeding and raising a variety of dogs, including Great Danes and Corgis. Pat leaves behind his wife Marilyn, 6 children, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.

Though Pat may be gone, his legacy will live on. We are all grateful for the time we got to spend with Pat, and send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.