Patrick William Penrose

August 17, 1954 - April 27, 2013
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After a courageous and valiant four-year battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma, Patrick Penrose passed away in peace at his home on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He was the owner of Penrose Fine Carpentry, specializing in historical restoration and revitalization of the treasures of Galveston. In 1976 when Patrick moved to the island from Union City, New Jersey he worked at the Galveston Wharves Railroad where he developed lifelong friendships and relationships. As a carpenter, he was integral in the Strand Restoration Projects in the 1970’s, mentored by Jim Studebaker. Patrick enjoyed a respected reputation as a resource for projects interested in maintaining historical beauty and integrity throughout the island. Some of the projects Patrick was involved with include the restoration of the 1894 Opera House, Garten Verein, The Moody Mansion (for which he was the “General” after Hurricane Ike), The Darraugh House, Rosenberg Library, and The Landis House. Patrick and his crew were in demand and worked to restore many East End historical homes after the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008. He worked closely with the Historical Foundation in Galveston on the restoration of The Customs House, The Jefferson League Building, and The Arts Center on the Strand. All of Patrick’s accomplishments are too numerous to list but remain as a testament to his legacy on the island. Patrick was involved with all of his many projects until his passing.

Patrick was an alumni of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration but remained in the carpentry industry, his life’s work.

He enjoyed fishing with his family and numerous family outings and playing with his children. Patrick remained active in working out at the gym.

Patrick was closely involved with his children and all the activities they were involved with including East End Little League, Galveston Catholic School fundraising and educational activities, and the Cub Scouts. Patrick was always” the guy you could count on” when things needed to get done.

Patrick is preceded in death by his cousin, Thomas Parani.

Patrick is survived by his parents, William and Vera Penrose of Union City, New Jesery; his wife, Kathy Penrose; daughter, Kilcey Penrose; sons, William Penrose III , Christopher Penrose, Andrew Penrose; sisters, Marybeth Peters, Melissa Triekle and Faith Brandt; brothers, Mark Penrose, Matthew Penrose and Jon Penrose; other family members; Bryan and Sharon Hicks along with their children, Sean, Scott, and Hannah; and friends, Doug McLean, Howard Paige, Frances Carvey and all of their families.

A special thanks to Gabe Rodriguez and his family, Mary Hoehne and the Moody Mansion Family, and all of the wonderful friends and coworkers involved with the “Friends of Patrick Penrose” organization. The family wants to thank everyone for their love and support.

Visitation will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Malloy & Son Funeral Home followed by a memorial service 6:30 PM.

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Born: August 17, 1954
Died: April 27, 2013

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Cheryl Conley-Vernik posted on 11/30/-1

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your precious family in our thoughts and prayers ... God bless ya'll!


the carter clan posted on 11/30/-1

so sorry to see him go but happy that his long hard fought battle is over. glad he is now at peace and spending some time with his cousin tommy...i also know that we now all have 2 guardian angels watching over us at all, hugs and prayers to you all...


Jodi Virgilio posted on 11/30/-1

My heart goes out to you and your family. I'm so lucky to have the sound of his laugh in my memories. It was something you could always count on, something to remind you to smile and laugh, too.


Marci Clare posted on 11/30/-1

Uncle Pat has been in my life since I started dating his nephew Sean. Pat has been there for birthday dinners, given me a job when mine was blown away from Ike, invited me into his home, held my newborn babies, attended their bday parties.... His love and humor was always so contagious. He made me feel like I was part of his family before Sean and I even got married. He made me feel like one of the guys when I was working for him. I ache for my daughter Elliot, who has loved him since she was born. Piper never got a chance to really know him but I'm so thankful that he got to hold her and give her kisses. Watching Pat fight was so inspirational... He maintained strength, optimism, and that amazing laugh. I will never ever forget him and am so thankful I was able to have him in my life.


Bill&Annette Cooper posted on 11/30/-1

Dear Kathy, and family words cannot express how we feel, we loved Patrick,he was a wonderful, caring, and loving man, and would do anything for anyone, he will be missed by everyone who ever knew him. Kathy, and family, stay strong, Pat would want you to, I know! We are here for all of you. God Bless you all, cousin, Annette and Bill, and family We love you all.


Helen M. Mye posted on 11/30/-1

Sorry for your loss. Patrick was an outstanding fellow. Enjoyed working with him at GCS bazaars and at sporting events.


Patty (Cooper) Moore posted on 11/30/-1

Kathy, Kilcey, Willie, Chris and Andrew.. We're so sorry to hear of Pat and your Dad's passing. Our Love thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other. Love Patty


Mary Ann Wheelis posted on 11/30/-1

Mr Penrose will be missed greatly. He was a dad who was always at the Little League games,helping out as coach or sitting being a proud dad watching Will play ball. He helped out my son not only in Little League but also after Ike,Pat gave Steven a job. For me and my kids I say Thank You and for your family " Mr. Penrose was a person that contributed so much in time and efforts to not only his family but the young ones in the community". We have lost a man that cannot be replaced. God Bless


Glynda Oglesby posted on 11/30/-1

Your spirit will not be forgotten.


Town and Country Insurance Agency posted on 11/30/-1

We all here at Town and Country are very sorry for your loss, and Mr. Penrose will be deeply missed.


Krystal Greer posted on 11/30/-1

I am deeply sorry for the families loss and send my deepest condolences. Pat will always be remembered for how kind he was with Bubba and I, and all that baseball playing. He had such a great and warm personality, it was hard not to love him.