IDGers will remember that he made it a point to visit every US location of the holidays and spend time with every employee from the mailroom to the executive suite. I had the pleasure to accompany him several times. He was such a gracious man.
My favorite memories of Pat are when he, Walter, and Ted would tell stories about the early days. A few stories in particular...the house in Cambridge and the smoke from downstairs, the camel at the expo in Paris, and his first trip to China.
Years ago, my wife and I sat next to Pat at a dinner and she told him a story about meeting, decades later, a man whom she had saved from choking when he was just a kid. Pat loved it. From then on, he would relate the tale to others whenever we were around
I can't thank Pat enough for my best friends, who I made in my 20s while working at IDC in Framingham. I'd interviewed with the CIA and decided that spying wasn't my thing -- then I landed a position at IDC doing industrial espionage. It was a blast!