Patrick J. Schellhase

March 1, 1969 - November 25, 2015

03/01/1969 - 11/25/2015

Patrick J. Schellhase, 46, of Moundsville, W. Va., passed away after a long battle with illness, at Arbors at Pomeroy Skilled Nursing Facility, Pomeroy, Ohio.
He was born March 1, 1969, a son of Llda Schellhase. Pat was a Christian by faith. He obtained his Associates degree in Culinary Arts and moved on to work in the Department of Corrections as a supervisor in the kitchen.
Pat is preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl “Fritz” and Kathryn Young Schellhase.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his uncle, Earl (Sandy) Schellhase of Ludlow, MA; great-uncle, Junior (Donna Marie) Young of South Wheeling, W. Va.; and several cousins and many friends.
Pat’s nicknames from his closest friends were “Shase” or “Fool” and everyone who knew him realized he was a true friend with a great sense of humor; always there when needed. Even to the end his humor never failed.
Pat loved spending time in the kitchen cooking for friends and family, especially when his buddies came around for a game of cards. Remember guys, dressing the deer in Pat’s garage?
A good father he would have been because he truly cared for children and had so much patience and quiet determination which reminds me of the toddler in a local restaurant who ran up to him and hung onto his leg as if wanting to be picked-up, an experience Pat often talked about saying, “he must have thought I was his dad.”
A good son he certainly was – reliable and trustworthy with a way about him that made me want to listen to what he had to say; someone who’s outlook was positive and inspirational. As this mother knows Pat had a way of expressing his views with end results that was an education in itself – he taught me much.
Perfect by no means, just normal, as when he got older he confessed to the many antics that would have been upsetting to most parents, but forgivable as an adult. He certainly had his fun.
We love you Pat and will miss you very much.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be arranged at a later date.
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Rhonda Durig
7 years ago

I went to High school with Patrick. He was a great person that would stop and talk to you when ever he could. I haven’t seen him in years but he was still a great friend. He will be missed. Classmate of 1988

Carl J. Schellhase Jr.
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about the loss of Pat. I will always cherish the fond memories at Fish Creek with you and Pat, your Mother and Dad, and my beloved Grandparents. May you find peace during this difficult time.

Mark J. Schellhase
7 years ago

Aunt Llda, we are so very sorry for the loss of Pat. My family is thinking of you during this difficult time…again we are very sorry.

Dave Frohnaphel
7 years ago

Llda, sorry about your loss. Pat was a great friend and he will be truly missed. I always had a lot of fun playing cards with him.

Brian Klug
7 years ago

A true friend. Always there to lend a hand with any project, or help to solve any problem. I will cherish the memories of all the good times we shared.

Jim Herrick
7 years ago

Llda we are so sorry to hear of Patrick’s passing. I remember Carol Schibelhood talking about working with him and what a great employee he was. His strength and ability to be a friend to everyone were qualities to be admired. His love for you and his grandparents should be an example for everyone. Love and prayers.

Bill & Sonnie Groft
7 years ago

We are sorry to hear about the passing of Patrick. We have fond memories of Patrick, David and Ellen together at our camp.

Carla Cook
7 years ago

I remember the Schellhases from when I was a child. My Mom and Dad , Bud and Rosemary Hawkey knew the family. I never knew Pat until a few years ago when he became our neighbor. We introduced ourselves to Pat and Llda and soon become friends also. My husband enjoyed mowing grass so he went about mowing Pats yard. At times he would come in the house saying Wow!!! That man can cook !!! The aromas coming from his kitchen window made me feel like the Pillsbury dough boy floating through the air to that delicious smell !! Pat and Llda would make us a gourmet meal every other Saturday. We anticipated what meal would be next. Pat had a way about him…so sweet…but ornery!! And I loved the way he would look at Llda and say “Mother” We will miss that sweet darling man…the very best neighbor we ever had. We love you Pat and you and your kindness will be with us forever, in our hearts. God bless you Llda…a wonderful lady…mother…friend. We love you dear.

Clem Frohnapfel
7 years ago

I was just telling a guy on monday that Pat made the best tenderloin I ever ate. So sorry for your loss Llda. We lost agood friend.

Donna Edgell
7 years ago

Llda, I am so sorry to hear about Pat. I pray that God will bless and comfort you with peace and sweet memories with Pat. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you. Donna. Canal Fulton Oh.