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April 6, 1951 – Jan. 22, 2014

Patrick J. Eddy, of the Town of Tonawanda, a retired U.S. Customs and Border Patrol technician, died Jan. 22 in VA Western New York Healthcare System’s Buffalo Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 62.

Born in Buffalo, he attended Kensington High School and the Sheriff’s Academy at Erie Community College.

An Army veteran, he served two tours in the Vietnam War from 1970 to 1973 in the Military Police and in the Airborne Division.

Mr. Eddy served for more than 39 years with Customs and Border Patrol, retiring in 2012 due to illness.

He was a junior vice commander of Cold Spring Post 3254, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and earned an American Red Cross instructor’s certificate for CPR.

He volunteered for the United Way and the annual Day of Caring through his workplace.

For 15 years, he served dinners to the less-fortunate on Christmas Day at Cameo’s Restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda.

He refined his recipe for chili for many years, winning first prize in the Customs office cookoff in 2005.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, the former Rosemary Georger; a son, Thomas J.; a daughter, Donna Muldoon; a brother, Thomas G.; two sisters, Linda and Cathy Klimowicz; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in Amigone Funeral Home, 2600 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda.