Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

Patrick Essex

Service: Private Family Service

Cemetery: Rest Lawn Memorial Park

Patrick Essex, age 52, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2021.  Patrick proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1986 - 1988.  He loved the outdoors, biking, hunting and camping.  Patrick will be remembered by his parents, Terry and Patricia; sister, Danielle (Seth) Diehl; nephews, Brice and Harrison; son, Connor; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  There will be a private family service honoring Patrick.

1095 68TH ST SE
# Camille A Bruinekool 2021-05-17 17:26
Im so sorry to hear this! Miss your faces-My deepest condolences ((HUGS))- I love you guys!
# Colleen 2021-05-15 02:42
Pat, Terry and Danielle,
Deepest condolences to you all as you go through this tough time. Sending you hugs, love and MANY prayers. May all those good memories provide you the comfort you need and may God wrap his arms around you all. I am so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Much love.

Colleen Westervelt (Paul)
# Amy Jo DiMaggio 2021-05-10 21:52
Essex - you were loved and respected. So grateful for many fun times oh so many years ago. Much love and light to your family.
Amy Jo (Bells era 1997-2000 ish).
# Jari Haas- Sowell 2021-05-10 20:51
I am so sorry to hear about Patrick's passing. I went to school with him, he was always very kind and had beautiful eyes. This must be very difficult time. I am truly sorry. My deepest sympathies to Terry and Patricia and his entire family/friends. RIP Patrick.
# Michelle Kussy 2021-05-08 22:43
My condolences to the family for your loss. I always adored Pat as we went through Middle and High School. May his soul rest in peace❤️☮️
# Andrea Johnson 2021-05-07 17:59
Condolences from all the Johnsons to you, Pat , Terry and your family. Our wish is for Patrick to now RIP and hoping you all can find some peace too. He lives on through Connor. Hugs to you all. I
# Steve Whitworth 2021-05-07 15:27
So sad to hear about Pat. We had some great times in high school together. Especially our spring break trip when people kept asking to take pictures with him because they thought he was Rob Lowe. He was a great guy. Condolences to Terry, Pat, Danielle, and the rest of his family. He is in our prayers.
# Jackie Peck 2021-05-06 14:48
Know me heart goes out to all of you, PEACE will come. Sending love.
# Richard Cook 2021-05-05 21:21
Patrick was able to fulfill one one of his proudest dreams and that being a Paratrooper at Fort Bragg.
R.I.P. Patrick. We love you.
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