July 24, 1948 - February 7, 2021
The Honorable Patrick “Pat” C. Monahan, 72 years well-lived, formerly of Cincinnati and Shawnee Hills, Ohio and most recently residing in Powell, Ohio passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 from Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. He was surrounded in love and comfort by his wife, children, and stepchildren and was at peace as he transitioned. Pat was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 24, 1948 to Loretta Goode Monahan and William Charles Monahan who precede him. Pat is survived by his wife, Julia Larkins-Monahan of Powell, Ohio; children, Kelly Petit (Joe Haugh), Katie Wedig (Kevin), Krissy Holton (Matt) and Sean Monahan (Natalie) all of the Cincinnati, Ohio area; stepchildren, S. Colin Winter (Kelany Courtright) of Dublin, Ohio and Bree Tingler (Brandon) of Powell, Ohio; grandchildren, Chris Petit (Lisa), Ted and Hannah Petit, Mary Denney (Kyle), Cara Fultz (Kevin), Jenna and Leah Wedig, Megan and Drew Holton, Barrett Monahan, Jack Logan Winter, Brody Saneda, Tatum Winter, Ryan Winter and Ellowyn Tingler; great-grandchildren, Nora and Harper Denney and Owen Fultz; brother, Dr. Mike Monahan (Barb Cramer) of Mesa, Arizona; nephew, Andy Monahan (Casey) and niece, Amy Monahan-Curtis (Tim); sisters-in-law, Kathy Larkins and Kim Lawrence; cousins, Molly Shell, Betsy Monahan and Tom Monahan; the community of Shawnee Hills, Ohio and so many dear friends across the globe. Pat attended St. Gertrude elementary school in Madeira, Ohio and maintained life-long connections with his grade school friends and teachers by organizing annual gatherings. We would gather and laugh over shenanigans of days gone by and Pat always gave the following toast, “How wonderful it is to have been raised by good people and be surrounded by good friends”. Pat also attended Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, where, true to his style, he remained engaged for the rest of his life supporting the school, speaking to the students on Veterans Day and helping to create the Moeller Veterans Memorial. Pat also attended the University of Cincinnati night school. Pat began a career with AT&T at the age of 17. It was after starting at AT&T that Pat, a true patriot, volunteer-drafted to serve our great country during the Vietnam War with the 4th Infantry Division. He was a combat infantry squad leader stationed in Pleiku, Vietnam where he led his troops for a year in a war zone and proudly never lost a soul. It was during this time that Pat was poisoned with the defoliant, agent orange which returned 52 years later to cause the cancer that took him from us far too soon. When Pat returned from Vietnam, he continued his employment with AT&T eventually retiring in 1998. During his tenure with AT&T, Pat served as the local representative for the Communications Workers of America (CWA). He was also a community leader serving on the Board of the Cincinnati Community Chest. Pat moved to Shawnee Hills, Ohio and began a new career as a Director with Qwest Communications. Pat also worked as a VOIP Architect with Bank One (now Chase Bank) and in his final career, he was employed with Sterling Commerce/IBM as a Client Executive. It was not long after Pat moved to Shawnee Hills, Ohio that he began to serve on the Shawnee Hills Village Council. He was asked to run for Mayor of Shawnee Hills, was elected and served honorably for 13 years. He resigned as mayor in July of 2020 due to his illness. During his time as mayor, he worked with the village council and the community to continue the transformation of the village to a place people would want to raise a family. Pat’s vision came to fruition with the building of parks, a playground, a shelter for village gatherings, a robust police department, a new municipal building, sidewalks, streetlights, benches, village picnics, and holiday tree lightings with bonfires. Pat also helped to design and build the Shawnee Hills Veterans Memorial in a park which was dedicated in his honor during the Shawnee Hills Veterans Day Celebration last November. It is now called the Monahan Veterans Memorial Park. Pat was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Ohio Mayor’s Association. Pat Monahan was larger than life and demanded excellence. He was beyond charismatic, had a twinkle in his eye and he loved win-win situations. Pat was a leader among leaders and a passionate driver of his visions. There was never a stranger that didn’t immediately become a friend; there was never a story left untold; and there was a plethora of useless trivia Pat used to keep his mind sharp and his audiences entertained. Pat loved sports especially baseball, softball, and football. Pat had a passion for motorcycles and cars and owned a total of 63 cars over the years. He purchased his last car after his cancer diagnosis because he fully believed he would beat his illness. Pat loved his big brother, Mike as they shared an incredibly special brotherly bond and friendship that lasted his lifetime. Pat’s greatest joys were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He knew he was truly blessed by all of them and family was everything to him. A service for Pat will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Rutherford Funeral Home in Powell, Ohio. Due to the pandemic, only family will be in attendance. We will be live streaming the service for anyone that would like to watch. The streaming link will be located on Pat’s caringbridge site as soon as its available (https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/patmonahan). Pat will be inurned in a private ceremony with full military honors at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Veterans Memorial Columbaria in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, February 20, 2021. As we move further away from the pandemic and closer to warmer weather, we will hold a celebration of Pat’s life at the Monahan Veterans Memorial Park in Shawnee Hills, Ohio. All will be welcome to celebrate Pat’s life with us. Donations to honor Pat’s memory may be made to the SSG Pat Monahan Military Scholarship Fund at Moeller.org. Select the “donate” button at the top of the webpage, select “designation” and fill in the words “SSG Pat Monahan Military Scholarship Fund”.
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