Patrick Jay Shanahan, age 56, of McHenry, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born August 9, 1958 in Chicago to John Daniel and Joan (Mitch) Shanahan. On October 21, 1988, he married Kimberley K. Woodman at the First United Methodist Church in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.
Raised in Chicago, he later lived in Rosemont and Des Plaines before becoming a resident of McHenry in 1993. For over 35 years, he was employed as a carpenter, and for the past 24 years, he worked as a carpenter for Phoenix Builders in Rolling Meadows.
During his leisure time, he liked to read, do puzzles, and build things. Other enjoyments included bow hunting during deer season and tending to his vegetable garden. A loving husband and father, Patrick was truly grateful for his friends of Bill W.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 26 years, Kimberley; a son, James Patrick Shanahan, a student at Northern Illinois University; two sisters, Kathy (Chris) Claus and Maureen (Michael) Totaro; six brothers, Tom (Kim) Shanahan, Jay (Judy) Shanahan, Brendan (Katie) Shanahan, Kevin (Judy) Shanahan , Dan and Mike Shanahan; his mother, Joan (the late John) Shanahan; his sister-in-law, Sheri Heckendorn; and his very good friend, Kevin Carcio.
He was preceded in death by his father, John, in 1977, and his son, John Daniel Shanahan on October 11, 2007.
Friends are invited to visit with his family from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry.
The memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 215 W. Illinois St. #1c, Chicago, IL 60654 or to Misericordia, 6300 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.