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Obituary of Patrick “Pat” Grinnell


Patrick “Pat” Grinnell, 58, of Cortland NY, passed away suddenly May 12, 2023 while working. He was
born November 1, 1964 in Cortland, the son of the late William and Elizabeth Grinnell.

Pat was a lifelong resident of Cortland graduating from Cortland High School. Over the years he worked
as a mason, iron workers, and general construction. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, was an avid
Buffalo Bills fan, and loved NASCAR, camping, and yearly trips to Dover. Most of all he cherished his time
with family and friends.

He is survived by his girlfriend Kathy Burch and her family, his son Michael (Nicole) Grinnell, his sister
Lori (Brian) Lawless, and many grandchildren.

Pat was predeceased by his parents William and Betty Grinnell, his brothers Michael and William, and
his sisters Cindy and Diana.

A private graveside service will be held at the Scott Union Cemetery. There are no calling hours or
services. A celebration of Life will be held at the family’s convenience.

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