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  Patrick Joseph Driscoll
Retired director of software development for regional Bell telephone companies & Navy Veteran, 70, Point Pleasant Beach, N.J.;wife, Maureen; sons Stephen, Patrick, Christopher; daughter, Pamela. He was traveling with friend William Cashman to hike in Yosemite National Park.

Brainy and rugged, Patrick "Joe" Driscoll straddled two worlds. During the work week, he had labored in the rarefied realm of computer scientists as a director of software development for the nation's regional telephone companies. But during his off time, he relaxed with the ironworkers who were his boyhood chums in the New York City neighborhood of Yorkville.

"He could work both ways, in the boardroom and then come out in the streets and tell it like it was," recalled one of those friends, John Linner, who knew Driscoll for more than 50 years. "In those days, if you had an argument in a bar, if you had a fight, you used your hands. He probably had 100 wins and nine losses. He mixed it up with a lot of guys."

It wasn't until Driscoll returned from a four-year stint on a Navy destroyer during the Korean War that his old friends found out just how smart he was.

He entered Columbia University, finished his bachelor's degree at New York University, and got a master's at Rutgers University. From there, he went to work for Bell Telephone. In 1958, Driscoll met his wife, Maureen. They married the next year.

Driscoll's love of his job paralleled his ardor for the outdoors. For 25 years, he billygoated up mountains in national parks across the country, snowmobiled at Yellowstone and snowshoed through Bryce Canyon.

Prone to warbling Irish songs, the quick-tempered Driscoll, with his lanky build, big hands and mane of gray hair, always pushed his hiking mates to the limit. He didn't want to outrun the bears, Driscoll always said -- just his friends.

Driscoll kept himself fit. He wouldn't let a heart triple bypass in 1993 derail him and battled back from a hip replacement five years later.

Retirement in 1992 allowed him to make 10 trips to his ancestral Irish homeland and gave him more time to explore this country.

When he would haul himself to the top of a mountain in one of his wilderness getaways, it was a spiritual experience.

At the summit, he felt as if he were in church. It was, he told his wife Maureen, like being closer to God.


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Patrick Joseph Driscoll
BY Anonymous on Sep 12, 2008
  My condolences to Joe's family. We were sadden to hear of Joe's death.

My brother, John Feeley, and I grew up in Yorkville on the same street just a few buildings from where Joe and his brother, Jackie, lived.

I played basketball with Joe and his friend Billy Spade. Both were great basketball players, much

better than I was. I remember Joe having large

hands and could palm a basketball without any problem. Both were great baseball and softball

players. Joe was also a good swimmer. He was on

his high school (I think Textile HS) swim team.

We lost track of the Driscolls when I and my brother

joined the US Marines in Feb 1951 during the Korean War. Joe joined the Navy.

Patrick M. Feeley

Poughkeepsie, NY


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Patrick Joseph Driscoll
BY Anonymous on Sep 23, 2006
  Peace to you and your family. I am writing an essay about how he should be put in the New Jersey Hall of Fame. If it wins, he may be.

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Patrick Joseph Driscoll
BY ken03 on Sep 10, 2006
  Peace and prayers to you and your family

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Alex D Gonzalez

Love you and miss you always. Since you been gone it has been hard for everyone. I know you loved what you did, and I want to thank you for our freedom. If I can have you back home and safe living your life man everything would be different. No matter how much money they would offer me I would rather have you alive and home. Money comes and go so it's not worth losing you.

Christopher D Young

hello my name is Jesus Vega I would like to give my condolences to Christopher's family and friends, I served with him in Iraq and slept in the same quarters. I have many fond memories of him. I have never forgotten his sacrifice. I would like to share that the greatest memory I had of Chris is that he would speak highly of his mom and how much she meant to him. Chris was a strong minded person and looked out for other. He was kind and friendly the he made friends with everyone. Chris was truly a great man! I sincerely apologize for not sharing sooner. but would like to express that Chris's memory will never be forgotten! though he is not with us he will always be in spirit! If this message gets to Christopher's mother I she could know she raised a great man and for that I thank you.

Jose E Ulloa

Ricky you are still in your family's hearts.

John Michael Roy Curwin

I'm doing a work assignment for school and think he should be included.

Derek L. Shanfield

Heartfelt Sympathy on the loss of your son - Semper Fi.

Marisol Heredia

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John Charles Jenkins

In hope for your soul to be safe and in peace forever, God hold you in your wings! Amen

Todd Beamer

Your courage exceeds the unimaginable.

Steven Paul Chucknick

peace be with you

Geoffrey Perez

thank you for being in our lives, you i got to see you right before you left and i feel so blessed for tour ultimate sacrifice brother. Rest in paradise

Linda Jones

Praying for peace and serenity. God bless you as you travel this difficult path.

Kristopher J. Gould

Miss you everyday buddy. Look forward to seeing you again, one day.

Kristopher J. Gould

Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice, Kris. You are missed.

Deora Bodley

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James David Parker

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Tyler O. Griffin

Condolences to the family. Freedom is not free, it cost this man's life. Thank you is not enough. Grieving is not enough for your loss though it is all we have, the Sandoval Family

John A. Hofer

Alicia... he ALWAYS talked about YOU and how much he loved you... I am so sorry HE was IS an amazing friend!!

Michell Lee Robotham

Saying prayers for you and your family today. I remember working with you in Land O' Lakes, WI at the bank and the fun times we shared. Sandy V

Karen Sue Juday

So very sad,l am so sorry. Rest in peace.

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