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“So sorry to hear of Patrick's passing....my Mom worked with him along with his father getting the McCallum Theater going.... we had so many fun times...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Pamela Reese - Salinas, CA

“Me and Cliff are so saddened by the loss of this kind and generous man. I loved all of his stories while I would cut his hair. ”
2 of 18 | Posted by: Ralph Malani - Honolulu, HI

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Patrick's family, Edeltraud, Patrick, Brian and Michelle.Patrick was a one of a kind. A very generous and genuine...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Bardowell - Yucaipa, CA

“One of the great, full of life people whom I had the honor of getting to know here in the Coachella Valley. You will be missed. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Haddon Libby - Indian Wells, CA

“I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Patrick had a heart full of joy and compassion, and a desire to make a difference in the community he lived in...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Christine Nickoli - Palm Desert, CA

“Das Schönste,was ein Mensch hinterlassen kann,ist ein Lächeln im Gesicht derjenigen, die an Ihn denken.Danke dass ich Dich kennen lernen...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Helmut Steininger

“Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit, die wir mit Dir verbringen durften. Danke für alles, wir werden Dich immer in lieber Erinnerung behalten.Ruhe in...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Helmut Steininger - Seuversholz


8 of 18 | Posted by: Arlene Daugherty - Palm Desert, CA

“So very, very sorry to get the news of Patrick's death. He and I go way, way back to our freshman dormitory at Deerfield in the Fall of 1949 - sixty...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Hugh Smith - Southport, CT

“Patrick Michael McCarthy, AKA ,The Flying Irishman Deerfield Academy Class of 1953.My good friend, what a ride we had during those formative years....Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Wir sind traurig, aber auch dankbar, diesen wertvollen Menschen kennengelernt zu haben und werden ihn nie vergessen.Ruhe in Frieden, Patrick -Rest in...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Heidi Benz - Seuversholz

“Vor vielen Jahren begegneten wir Patrick zum ersten Mal in unserem kleinen bayerischen Heimatdorf Seuversholz auf der Hochzeit unserer Nachbarn und...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Heidi Benz - Seuversholz

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14 of 18 | Posted by: - family

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. He will be truly missed a great friend husband, father and grandfather. Rest in peace my friend...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: George Barrios - Las Vegas, NV

“Liebe Edeltraud.Möchte dir mein herzliches Beileid aussprechen.Gott schenke dir Trost u. Kraft für die kommende Zeit.LG Ingeborg ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Ingeborg Steininger - Germany

Patrick at one of the Hot Desert Mopars meets, 2012 “One day I saw Patrick on the street driving his amazing 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner convertible. I flagged him down and told him I was the founder and...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Jane Hoag - Loma Linda - friend


Longtime Indian Wells resident Patrick McCarthy (82) died February 4, 2017 at his home with his loving wife at his side. His passing was due to complication from cancer and a virus infection.

Patrick was born in Los Angeles on November 5, 1934. He moved with his family to New York in 1938 and spent the next 60 years there. Patrick served in the United States Navy before representing Merrill Lynch at the New York Stock Exchange. He retired in 1996 and he and his wife moved to California.

Patrick is lovingly remembered for an unfailingly courteous attitude and with a disarmingly quick wit and storytelling. He was always ready with jokes and anecdotes to cause smiles to all around him. He was passionate about his wife Edeltraud, his Irish heritage, classic cars, playing Bridge, and philanthropic giving to so many worthy and deserving causes; among them are Desert Arc, COD, Health Family Foundation, The Living Desert, Loma Linda, Deerfield Academy, McCallum Theatre, Desert Symphony, Olive Crest and many others.

Patrick leaves behind his wife, Edeltraud; daughter and two sons: Michele, Patrick, and Brian, all of New York; and three grandchildren; Michael, Sean and Ryan.

A Celebration of Life to honor Patrick is planned for 10:00am Wednesday, February 22, at Saint Francis of Assisi, 47225 Washington St., La Quinta.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Patrick's name to Desert Arc.
FitzHenry-Wiefels Palm Desert has been entrusted with arrangements.