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Patrick Francis McManus

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“One of the very best writers ever. I had the privilege to read nearly all of his books, and a lot of his magazine articles also. Hilarious stuff. I...Read More »
1 of 29 | Posted by: Howard Clark - Dixon, MO

“I just found out that Mr. McManus has passed away. My deepest condolences to his family. I have all his books and treasure them. Actually, I have...Read More »
2 of 29 | Posted by: Judith Tate - Harrison, ME

“I am very Saddened to read that Pat has passed on. Growing up reading his stories brought great joy to my life. I have some of his books and I...Read More »
3 of 29 | Posted by: Mark Jester - Pittsfield, MA

“My heart felt condolences to the McManus family. We collected all of Pats' books, I read them to my friend when he forgot his reading glasses, and...Read More »
4 of 29 | Posted by: Patricia - Arlington, WA

“I am just reading that he passed away in April. I have laughed so hard, tears roll down my face; now, it's the sadness of his passing. Started...Read More »
5 of 29 | Posted by: Mike McNamara - Beaverton, OR

“To Mr. McManus, Your God given gift will be sorely missed. We feel like we grew up with you and thank you for sharing our childhood years. ”
6 of 29 | Posted by: Charles Waltz - Blairsville, GA

“My husband introduced me to Patrick McManus stories when we were first married. 22 years later, we have owned most of them, now have digital copies...Read More »
7 of 29 | Posted by: Kim - CO

“Feels as though I have lost a friend. I read his books to my kids as they grew up and now I read them to my grandchildren. They still laugh out...Read More »
8 of 29 | Posted by: Al Kent - Chesterfield, MO

“Just found this today. I feel I have lost a friend. I have copies of each of his books, one of his calendars, and at least one video. No other author...Read More »
9 of 29 | Posted by: Ron Heatherly - Yukon, OK

“About 15 years ago, my employer's beloved wife passed away suddenly. Understandably, he was devastated; for weeks after the funeral, his emotional...Read More »
10 of 29 | Posted by: Mike Wuerl - Belleview, FL

“My condolences to Pat's family. My wife, fours kids and I spent countless hours through the years, by our woodstove, reading his books out loud...Read More »
11 of 29 | Posted by: Bob Yeager - Columbia Falls, MT

“I remember reading his books when I was hospitalized at age 15. I had to stop reading them because I was laughing so hard it hurt my surgical site. ...Read More »
12 of 29 | Posted by: paul kelly - ellensburg, WA

“You kept me laughing. Can't say much better than that! Thank you. ”
13 of 29 | Posted by: Bill Buchanan - Gig Harbor, WA

“Oh Pat, thanks so much for your friendly instruction in the journalism program! (I'll always remember you telling me that my article was "too well...Read More »
14 of 29 | Posted by: Allegra McFarland - Port Townsend, WA

“Patrick's humour was introduced to me by my mom about 40 years back, A Fine and Pleasant Misery ....Boy, what a gift he has provided to so many...Read More »
15 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“I work with at-risk youth and am responsible for their bedtime story at the beginning of their stay at our residential program. I can safely say that...Read More »
16 of 29 | Posted by: Ronda Nelson - Pierce, ID

“Who would have ever thought that a man who grew up in the mountains of North Carolina and ran around in the woods as a young boy would grow to...Read More »
17 of 29 | Posted by: Robert Dean - Meridian, ID

“What can I possibly say about Pat that would do him justice? He has been part of our family for so many years. Our family has all of his books and...Read More »
18 of 29 | Posted by: Dave Bowen - Oak Harbor, WA

“I took several classes from Pat, one with both he and Dick Hoover that was memorable. He wrote an article for an internship publication I produced...Read More »
19 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“The only books that I read where I laughed out loud. Loved his sense of humor. He will be missed. ”
20 of 29 | Posted by: Richard Lybecker - Spokane, WA

“I had the pleasure of being one of Pat's many journalism students. The education I received from Pat was first rate. Pat became a good friend of...Read More »
21 of 29 | Posted by: JIM BAKER - Ephrata, WA - friend

“Reading Patrick McManus with my Scoutmates brought something extra special to summer camp in Coeur d'Alene. ”
22 of 29 | Posted by: Michael Gencarella - Post Falls, ID

“Blessings to you and your family. You live on in your works that have brought such laughter and joy (the greatest gifts) to so many. Your "How...Read More »
23 of 29 | Posted by: Barbara Kubu - Coeur d'Alene, ID

“Im very saddened to hear of this. I have all of his books ”
24 of 29 | Posted by: Steven Smith - Magnolia, KY

“I read all of his books,They reminded me of growing up. Read some twice.Laughed till I cried What a shock!!He was just like family. ”
25 of 29 | Posted by: William Lamont - scappose, OR

“Patrick McManus writings brought joy, humor and enlightenment to my life for these past fifty years since I discovered him in Outdoor Life and Field ...Read More »
26 of 29 | Posted by: Gary Bullock - student

“Mr. McManus, your loss will be felt, but your life will live with us always. As the parent of a non-reader on the autism spectrum, your books were...Read More »
27 of 29 | Posted by: A friend

“I was mourning the death of my first wife, and sleep was difficult if not impossible.Then I learned to bring Pat's books to bed with me. In each...Read More »
28 of 29 | Posted by: Mark Gaedtke - Tomahawk, WI

“You will be missed Pat. Thank you so much for all the hours of pure enjoyment and laughter! Rest in peace my friend. ”
29 of 29 | Posted by: Jerry Morton - VT - Friend


Patrick was born on August 25, 1933 and passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Patrick was a resident of Idaho at the time of passing.

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