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In Memoriam>RIP Patteeu
BigRedChief 12:58 AM 05-01-2021
Patteau was my friend. That may surprise some of you, but we were real life friends for 15+ years, I met Gene at my Arrowhead tailgate sometime in the mid 2000ís. It was the only time we ever met face to face. We hit it off at the tailgate. We only knew each other from Chiefs Planet, we were obviously totally opposites in our political views but outside of that subject, we found we had a lot in common.

We decided to stay in real life contact after the game. Over the 15+ years we kept in touch with what was happening in our real lives. We worked together many times on the packages for the troops. He gave his time and not just money to help get those packages out to the troops.

He was so proud of his daughters. He would go on about how smart they were. Both are successful in life now. They live in NY and LA and as he said so proudly, just as conservative in their views as him.

Gene went through a divorce, daughters moving to different states. Moving etc. I shared with him my sonís path, my moves, milestones etc.

And then there was Geneís health issues. I swore to keep them to myself. Sometimes I wanted to defend him about being short or aggressive towards someone. You would be short too if you only Ĺ of one lung left.

At the end, Gene needed a walker to move. On oxygen all the time. Have multiple cancers in different places. Paralysis in his right arm so when he posted on the Planet. He was only able to post using his one good arm and hand.

He was still fighting all that to the end. He did not go gently into the night. He went out fighting death with everything he had. I can only hope that when my time comes, Iíll have the courage he showed.

I will miss my friend.

Gene is the one behind Stevie Ray on the left.
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Donger 07:35 AM 05-01-2021
Oh no.... I had no idea he had health issues. You will be missed, patteeu.
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Jenson71 07:39 AM 05-01-2021
He was a class act. Thanks for so much, patteeu.

If anyone has a link to an obituary and wouldn't mind sharing it privately, I'd be grateful. For him, I'd even consider a donation to a future Richard Cheney Library and Memorial.
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BigRedChief 07:53 AM 05-01-2021
Hey mods can we get a pin please?
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Pawnmower 07:54 AM 05-01-2021
RIP.

He was a good dude. I dont know why but I wasn't expecting this. Not sure what I expected to be the reason he left but not this. This sucks.
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Prison Bitch 07:55 AM 05-01-2021
RIP


I speculated his health was the cause of the DB Cooper exit thread
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TLO 07:55 AM 05-01-2021
RIP
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Camaro 07:55 AM 05-01-2021
Rip. Seemed like a genuinely nice guy.
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TEX 08:25 AM 05-01-2021
The word "Courage" comes to mind. RIP patteeu.
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displacedinMN 08:29 AM 05-01-2021
Always a sad day when we hear of a member passing away.
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ClevelandBronco 08:30 AM 05-01-2021
I will enjoy meeting him one day.
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LiveSteam 08:31 AM 05-01-2021
This^^
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shakesthecat 08:36 AM 05-01-2021
RIP, Patteeu
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scho63 08:41 AM 05-01-2021
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Patteau was my friend.

Gene is the one behind Stevie Ray on the left.
I've seen this photo posted before but who are the CP members? :-)
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oldandslow 08:45 AM 05-01-2021
RIP old friend. You were one of the good guys.
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BDj23 08:49 AM 05-01-2021
Well that's a bummer. I'm glad I didn't leave a smart ass comment in the other thread now.

RIP
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