Pat came from Exeter, majored in English, and joined Cottage. He played hockey and tennis and was on the Orange Key Freshman Committee. He left us to graduate from the University of Toledo in 1952. He continued his studies by earning a master’s degree in English at Columbia in 1953, and a law degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 1962.

He practiced law with success, becoming the managing partner of Marshall and Melhorn and a major figure in Toledo philanthropy as trustee of his family foundation, begun by his grandfather and his great uncle, who together began the Champion Spark Plug Co. Among the beneficiaries of his skills and financial support were St. Luke’s Hospital, ProMedica Health Care Foundation, Grumman Aviation, the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority (he was a pilot), Hillsdale College, Phillips Exeter, and the Toledo Museum of Art. His leading roles included more corporations than we have space to name.

Pat had a place in Naples, Fla., and died there Feb. 25, 2021, leaving his wife, Robin; and his children, Duane III, Sarah, Page, and Katherine, to whom the class offers condolences and respect for Pat’s prodigious achievements.

Undergraduate Class of 1952