Patrick Henry Sadlier, age 93, passed peacefully in North Bend, WA on May 21, 2019. Pat was born May 6, 1926. Raised on Lake Sammamish, he was a member of the last graduating class from the old Redmond High School in 1944. While in high school, Pat was captain of the football and basketball teams, played boys singles tennis for three years and was Student Body President. Pat enlisted in the Navy after graduation and was stationed at CinCPac, Hawaii until 1946. He then attended WSU, studying agriculture, which became his lifelong career as a hard working dairyman. He married Joella Bresnan in 1949. They moved to Duvall in 1953 where he started his first dairy. They moved to the Ribary Farm in North Bend in 1960. When I-90 by-passed North Bend, it went through the farm, ending it as an operating dairy. The present outlet mall is located there today. In 1975, Pat moved to Carnation and continued his career there until retirement in 1988. For many years Pat would vacation in Hawaii every January and February. He enjoyed all sports, walking and his family. He will be most remembered for his kindness, infectious laugh, quick wit and sense of humor.
Pat was preceded in death by his wife, Joella (1975), son Jim Sadlier (2017), and siblings Jim, Tom and Alma Rose.
He is survived by daughters Sally Cabe (Jerry) and Kathy Nelson (Mike), sister Sally Sue Young, grandchildren Kelly (Troy) Garwood, Jenny (Michael) Owens, Charlie( Laura) Cabe, Lindsay and Dan Nelson, Jamie (Drew) Barrett, Travis Sadlier, Jennifer and Jessica Nelson and Robbi Wade. He is also loved and remembered by eight great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thank you to the Regency North Bend staff for their care, kindness and genuine friendship to Dad.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond on Friday, June 7 at 1 pm. Graveside to follow and a reception at Jerry and Sally’s at 4 pm.