Patrick J. Nolan, 53, of Amherst, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at University Hospitals of Amherst. He was born April 12, 1961 in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and was an Elyria resident for most of his life.
Pat was the owner of DOT Diamond Core Drilling Inc. in Elyria, which this year, is celebrating its 40th year in business. He was a 1979 Elyria High School graduate, a member of Nativity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Amherst, an antique car and motorcycle collector and enjoyed fishing, boating and traveling. Pat was known as a people person who liked to make everyone laugh.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Jeannie (nee Matesic); son, Ryan Nolan of LaGrange; sisters, Sharon (Frederick) Wright of Richford, Vermont, Ann (Mark) Phillips, Sue (Mike) Plas, and Sally (Brendan) Kelley, all of Elyria; brother, Matthew (Christin) Nolan of Fairfax, Virginia; canine companion, Opie; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jake Nolan in 2007; parents, Leo, Sr. and Kay Nolan; and a brother, Leo Nolan, Jr.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2 until 6 P.M., at the St. Mary Parish Hall, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 30, 2014, 10 A.M., at St. Mary Church, 320 Middle Ave., Elyria. (Please meet at church). The Reverend Father John P. Seabold will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Jake Nolan Foundation, P.O. Box 683, Elyria OH 44036.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Elyria, 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com