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Patrick Charles Prosser
August 20, 1958 ~ April 28, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Patrick Charles Prosser, age 64, passed away at his home in Black Mountain, North Carolina on Friday, April 28, 2023. He was surrounded by his family and will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, brother and friend to those who knew him. He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Joseph Prosser, and mother, Harriet Prosser, both of Beacon, New York. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kathy; and their children Hayley, Raymond and Leland. He also leaves behind a sister, Donna Alderman of Eagle River, AK and brother, Tom (TJ) Prosser, of Brimfield, MA, as well as his aunt,, Edie Shifflette, of Summerville, SC. Patrick spent his childhood in Beacon, NY and was most content roaming Mount Beacon, taking photos and hiking in the woods. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1982 from the State University of New York at New Paltz and later, in 2002, a Masters degree in Human Resources Management from Widener University in Chester, PA.
Patrick loved nothing more than to sit down to a good spaghetti dinner with his family and would discuss just about any subject. Sharing food and time with family made him the happiest. When he moved to Black Mountain in 2015 the topic was often every animal that came through the yard; birds were his favorite. His very favorite bird though was the eagle, because he was an enduring fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, whether they won or lost, he was rooting for them.
His interests were many; he loved golf, history, music, art and nature, but his contentment came from fixing things. During moves to Pennsylvania, Alaska, Texas, and California there was always a house to repair or remodel, and nothing made him happier than helping someone when something was broken. He retired from a career as a public affairs manager and then a human resources manager for various refining companies. He started his own business, Woodpecker Renovation and Repair, when he retired to Black Mountain. He felt the most connected to Mother Nature when looking out at the mountains and said that he knew he was truly home after all of his travels across the country. He will be missed greatly, but not forgotten.
A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date, and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beacon Historical Society or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (pancan.org).
Online condolences may be left at: www.penlandfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Penland Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Prosser family with arrangements.