Pat Roche was born in Weslaco, Texas on August 17, 1954, and passed away in Arlington, Texas on September 30, 2023. He grew up in Irving, Texas where he ran track and graduated from Irving High School in 1973. Later on, Pat attended East Texas State University. He worked at the DAV Thrift Store in Irving where he met Candy Flores with whom he had been married to for 25 happy years. Together, they enjoyed road trips and visiting historical sites and museums. After Candy's passing, Pat retired and spent time watching sports, going to church, and creating wooden holiday décor. He enjoyed Country music, working in the yard, and loved all animals. Pat was a kindhearted man with old school manners who made friends wherever he went.
While waiting many years for a kidney transplant, Pat always fought hard despite many health issues along the way. He will always be remembered for his resilience and ability to always have hope. Pat will be deeply missed by his family.