Patrick Swatts

Obituary of Patrick Swatts

SWATTS, Patrick

Patrick Swatts, 81, a retired glazier, passed away Thursday, December 21, 2023. Born in Hammond, Indiana to Polish immigrants, Patrick embodied the opportunity of the American dream. His father, a renowned watchmaker passed on an appreciation for time pieces to Patrick. As a favorite hobby, Patrick maintained the interest of tinkering with time pieces throughout his life. As with his time pieces, he applied attention to detail to those family and friends around him. Always looking to be helpful and supportive, his sociable and kindhearted nature was immediately welcoming to others. To know him was truly to love him. Patrick served in the US Army as part of the Military Police Corps. In concurrence with his military service, he had the privilege of serving as part of a security detail at the White House for former first Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Following the Army, he continued his professional interest in law enforcement serving as a law enforcement officer in various capacities. He moved to Tucson in 1981 with his surviving wife, Sharon and daughter, Lisa. Since 1991, Patrick provided glass and glazing services as owner of Professional Glass & Maintenance. Passing by in the car, he often highlighted windows and automatic doors that he had repaired and installed at residences and businesses throughout Tucson area. Energetic by nature, Patrick actively worked late into life until pneumonia and COVID-related complications adversely impacted his standing with health. Despite heavy hearts, it is with love, we send him on to his next adventure. We hope he finds an open door, a time piece to fix, and continues to watch over us with his caring eye. He will be greatly missed by his wife (Sharon); daughters, Lisa (Rob), Annette (Dave), and Tammy (Richard), seven grandchildren, Ashley, Jonathan, Sabrina, Madison, Elise, Brice, and Riley, and three great grandchildren, Kayleb, Bryella, and Eva.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Patrick J. Swatts.


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