Patrick Donlan Coogan

July 23, 1934 ~ October 26, 2021 (age 87)


Patrick Donlan Coogan “Pat” died Tuesday October 26, 2021. Born in Yakima,  July 23, 1934, the son of Michael and Amy Donlan Coogan, Pat grew up in Seattle.

Pat lived by a deep and abiding faith and his faith found his soul mate in Patty (Patricia Ann Gibbons) Coogan, his wife of 64 years.

A lifelong Catholic, schooled by Jesuits at Seattle Prep and refreshed by Benedictine silent retreats, Pat became known for his nightly blessing for each of his children. He continued blessing his grands and even great grands. Pat's calm and resonant voice could capture the imagination (with The Hobbit) or invite contemplation as a lector at St. Leo.

A 1957 U.W. grad in Mechanical Engineering, Pat attended Georgetown Law at night, graduating in 1963, and practiced law for Weyerhaeuser. At 62, Pat picked up a hammer for Habitat for Humanity and volunteered in building 100+ homes in Tacoma, Pierce County, Guatemala, and Hungary. He loved organizing its interfaith build, too, with leaders of the Puyallup Tribe, Temple Beth El, and Tacoma's Christian churches.

His parents and brothers, Mike and Joe Coogan, preceded him in death, as did his cousin Tom Bleakney. His wife Patty Coogan survives him along with three cousins: Nancy Cleland, Jim Callaghan, and Joanne Valencsin Brinker; six children: Teresa (Dave) Hillis, Steve (Nancy) Coogan, Tim (Franca), Thomas, Peter, and Katy (John) Hunter; six grandchildren: Patrick (Teresa) Hillis, Ryan (Kasi) Hillis, Jordan (Tiffany) Hillis, Shawn (Nick) Flory, and Sam and Maddy Hunter; and six great-grandchildren: Kenedee, Myles, Jae, Jimmy, Fiona, and Londyn.

Funeral mass for Pat Coogan will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, 12:10 PM, at St. Leo Parish, Tacoma, WA, and (for Covid safety) live online:

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Funeral Mass
November 4, 2021

12:10 PM
St. Leo Church (Tacoma)

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