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Patrick M. Jank

March 24, 2019

Patrick M. Jank, 58, of Barben  Avenue, Watertown passed away on Sunday, March 24th, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 29th, at St. Patrick's Church from 3:00 to 7:00pm, concluding with the Liturgy of the Hours at 7:30pm. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 30th, at 10am at St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Christopher Looby officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to St. Patrick's Church or Formation For Ministry Training, c/o St. Patrick's Church, 123 South Massey St., Watertown,  NY  13601.

Patrick was born in Watertown, New York, the son of Clayton M. and Mary Ann Slattery Jank. He was a 1978 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School. He graduated with a BS in Biology from the University of Notre Dame and received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Boston University.  He was married to Mary W. Wells on May 25, 2002 at St. Patrick's Church with Rev. Arthur LaBaff officiating. Pat worked as a Physical Therapist throughout the north country, working the last 15 years at the Samaritan Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Mary W.; his three children; Martha A., Peter R. and Sam A. all at home, his father, Clayton M. Jank, Watertown; his three brothers, Robert E., Forestville, Thomas J. and Monica, Houston,TX, and Christopher J. and Paula of Watertown; his five sisters, Mary Ellen and Paul J. Kopydlowski, Lake Zurich, IL, Susan A. and Mark W. Sennett, Brighton, Regina L. and Mike Marcus, Greenfield Center; Carol A. Jank Watertown, Colleen J. Jank, Medford, MA; several aunts and uncles, and  numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Patrick was predeceased by his mother on November 5,1996. 

Patrick was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a Deaconate candidate for the Diocese of Ogdensburg and active in his parish community.  He was a member of the Bishop Conroy General Assembly Fourth Degree, and the Watertown Knights of Columbus Council 259.  He was also a life member of the Glen Park Fire Department, a member of the Dry Hill Ski Patrol, and the Northern Choral Society. He was very active in the sport of Lacrosse having coached and he refereed at both high school and college levels.  Additionally, he coached wrestling at General Brown. He enjoyed all forms of working out, running, lifting weights, bicycling, as well as skiing, sailing and had his pilots license. 

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service Inc., Watertown. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#44 Tracy Van Arnam 2019-04-26 19:18
Sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We were classmates, at
IHC. He was a responder when I had a auto accident in Glen Park. He was very compassionate and made me feel at ease, while treating me. He will be missed.
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#43 Francis J Monaco 2019-03-31 08:34

Be Thou At Peace. I am VERY sorry for your loss. I was a KoC brother with Pat for a number of years. I will miss his deep reflections on the New Testament.

Pat IS with the Living Lord!
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#42 Carm & George Morley 2019-03-29 21:03
We are so sorry to hear about the Passing of Pat. He was a good man. He will be missed and NEVER FORGOTTEN. R.I.P. My Friend.
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#41 Nick Metzger 2019-03-29 19:18
Uncle Clayton and family,

Condolences on the loss of Patrick. I have many fond memories from Jank family reunions. My deepest sympathies in this difficult time.

Nick and Meredith Metzger
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#40 Charles Brox 2019-03-29 17:25
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.

God Bless

Carolyn and Charlie Brox
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#39 Andre Robinson 2019-03-29 13:08
Condolences from the Robinson family.
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#38 Bill Massaro 2019-03-29 10:04
The Massaro family sends our thoughts and prayers to both Pat's family and the extended Jank family.

Our large families occupied many pews at St. Patrick's over the years, and we all have fond memories.

Rest in peace Pat.
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#37 Debra M Farmer 2019-03-28 23:11
My condolences to the Jank family. I knew Pat from SMC and as his dedicated service as a volunteer firefighter. He truly enjoyed life to the fullest in everything he did RIP
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#36 Karen Towne Famularo 2019-03-28 21:13
I am sorry for your loss of Pat. I went to school with Tom and my sister Louise went to school with Pat. I remember the Janks well. I will keep you all in my prayers.
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#35 Tim Bohdan 2019-03-28 16:44
Pat played lacrosse with my roommate John at Notre Dame, and I still officiate the game of lacrosse with his brother Tom in Houston. I offer the entire Jank family my sincerest condolences. God rest your soul, Pat.
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