Patrick Allen


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Patrick Allen Artz

Jun 02 1956 - Oct 10 2009

Mr. Patrick Allen Artz, age 53, of Plano Texas, a much-loved husband and proud father, passed away October 10, 2009. He was born on June 2, 1956, in Dayton, Ohio to David Artz and Sharon Alltop. Patrick attended the University of Dayton, where he played football for the Dayton Flyers. On August 11, 1979, he married Cynthia Leetch in Dayton. He was a Senior Director of Recruiting for PMA USA, an insurance marketing company, and preserved many long-lasting relationships in the business. He was an avid mountain biker and loved to be outdoors. He embraced each and every moment of his life and made an unforgettable impression on all who knew him. More than anything else, his family brought him the greatest joy. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cynthia Artz of Plano, Texas; sons, Kyle Patrick Artz of Atlanta, Georgia and Brandon Robert Artz of Chicago, Illinois; daughter, Kelsey Leigh Artz of Plano, Texas; mother, Sharon Alltop of Fort Pierce, Florida; sister, Karen Campagna of Boca Raton, Florida; brothers, Mike Artz and Chris Zile; and a host of other loving family and many friends. His father, David Artz preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano, Texas on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718,, or LIVESTRONG Lance Armstrong Foundation, National Mail Processing Center, P.O. Box 6003, Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007-6603,
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