TRIBUTE WALL OF PAT MUCCI

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Dear family of Pat

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time . Words cannot express the sorrow we feel and pray that you will be surrounded by Gods love and peace knowing that his spirit will always be with you .

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Pat was a longtime friend

Pat was a longtime friend to me as well as to others. He always had a smile and was just a nice guy. We shared the class pet honors in 3rd grade by Mrs Ward. But I think Pat went on to the favorite of many people over the years. I will miss his smile and his laugh and his friendship. My sympathy to his family and Dianne. Unknown

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Father’s Day

Some of my favorite memories of my Dad were on Father’s Day having fun with the boys and family out on the water. Love that smile! Bobbi

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A friend remembered

I knew Pat very well growing up, but he was always Jimmy to me. He lived down the block on Beechwood Street in East Detroit and was a good friend of mine when we attended Oakwood Junior High School and later East Detroit High. We were really proud of him when he made the East Detroit varsity basketball team as a sophomore. I remember his mom, Rose – when she baked bread in her basement we ate it still warm! I remember his four sisters – Julie, Ginny, Jackie and Dina – Jimmy being the only boy. I lost track

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O Scale shows

I always looked forward to spending time with Pat at the O Scale shows. He was a gem.Rest in peace, Buddy. Gary Smith

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Euchre Nights

One fun memory I have with my father-in-law is spending lots of late nights at his place playing euchre. I may have not been the best euchre player but learned a lot as I played with him and his family. Miss you Pat! Karessa

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The laugh that made my day

As a young Junior High kid, I had some chances to walk next door and get a chance to talk to my neighbor. One of the coolest things about Pat was that he had this infectious laugh (at least to me). This proceeded through the High School years as well. I loved it. While we didn’t really”hang out” with the same folks, there always seemed time for a few minutes of chat time….and I would get my “laugh fix”, and be on my way. As life moved on I lost track of Pat and his sister’s (Connie my older sister

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Vito’s

I was just a little girl (9 or 10) when my Mama (Heidi) worked as a manager at one of Pat’s favorite bars (Vito’s). I remember working some of the busier nights (usually holidays) rolling silverware for the wait staff, sitting at the table across from the bar. Pat walked over one day and asked if he could have the change I came back with from the party store and I let him. Little did I know, as the bar was closing, he was actually teaching me a lesson. He came back over and explained that if I were to

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Would Make You Smile

I knew Pat for well over 20 years through O-scale he always had a smile and had something to say that would make you smile. He was a genuine kind man. Pat you will be missed. I won’t ever forget you

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“Wine Time Thursday’s”

My grandson found and gave me the attached photo. It was in a box of photos he was going through the day of or the day after Pat passed. I call it my “Lucky Linda” photo. I’m flanked by Pat and another friend, John Sommers at a holiday party held at my house some years ago. Pat was a good man and a good friend. Just as many others I will miss him. He was also a heck of a lot of fun and I am thankful to be able to call him my friend. Good memories for sure “Wine

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Gave the best baths.

Milo smells like old milk from now and again. He can’t help it and of course Pat gave the best baths. You could catch him chasing him around the house after the bath Because Milo apparently is a gremlin and can’t get wet after a certain time.

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Great guy

Lake Tahoe 1993 trip with other hobby shop owners we all met to enjoy some r and r. Pat had a great sense of humor. He kept us laughing.

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Kind words

I always enjoyed seeing Pat @ his P&D hobby shop & @ the O scale meets. Pat really knew what he had & all the O scale items & history. He always had all the details in stock. Unknown

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In memory of a good friend.

Pat and I met in high school and remained close through the years. He was like a brother, my mom even called him son. He was always invited to our family events. I remember he really enjoyed poker night! In 1966 we were both in the Army. He was in Virginia and I was in Washington, DC. We were close enough to enjoy some fun weekends together. After the Army Pat returned to Michigan and I went to California. Even miles apart we continued our friendship usually via phone calls. Every once in a while I would show up and

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A good business person.

I never met Pat personally but talked on the phone to him a lot. I remember when I placed an order with him once for some train parts and I wrote it wrong I said “I’m getting old” he replied “Tell me about it” we had a laugh sorted out the order everyone was happy. A good bloke.

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Great man

Pat Mucci was a great man that always had a smile on his face and words of wisdom to follow He taught me a lot about business and I so enjoyed working side by side with him for many years. Some of best times were shared at the poker table where the stakes were as high as the smoke and BS in the room. Lol we had such a good time back then and we played for hours and hours. God , I will miss this great man ❤️ But he will never be forgotten 🙏🙏 Unknown

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Scary Brother Memories

When I was very little, my brother, Pat used to pull his stretchy pajamas up over his head and chase me down the hall, making scary monster noises which made me shriek. Our mother would get mad and yell at him to stop which he would, of course do but then I would sneak up to him and say: “scare me, scare me!” and the whole process would start all over again. I think of my dear, sweet brother every day and each time, I feel an empty, aching feeling in the center of my being. It is comforting to

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Fond Childhood Memories

I will always remember the excitement on my brothers face when he received his first Lionel Train set under the Christmas Tree. He was 5 years old and and has continued his infatuation with trains for his entire life.

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Photo of Pat at the Chicago O Scale Show

One of Pat’s favorite times for over many years was attending the above show. He brought stuff from his show to sell. He had many friends. Here is a photo I took of Pat at the show in 2020. He is with Sue Sebastian, widow of Pat’s good friend and fellow hobby shop owner Ron Sebastian .

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Me and Uncle Pat 2015

Uncle Pat was always having a good time and a smile on his face – from the early days, he would take me to a red wings game, to all the pizza, and to all the smiles… so many memories… love you uncle pat!

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Pat’s 30th birthday celebration

Pat was fun-hearted, always smiling, he always made me feel special. The Mucci’s were our next door neighbor when I was young, and our families still spent a lot of time together when they moved to their next house. My mom worked for him at the Hobby Shop… he was such a hard worker! This family is very near and dear to our heart and he will be missed!

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No words

He wasn’t one for photos. But he was one who was THERE for every milestone, every special juncture and every moment when it was or was not needed. Every memory will have you Pat.

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O scale friend

Carol and I bonded with Pat though our many visits to the Chicago O scale shows. Also we would always drop in to see him in his shop each time we visited my wife’s sisters in Michigan. He was always friendly and very helpful and patient in acquiring the numerous O scale detail parts I needed. He was more than just a hobby shop owner -he became a friend. He will be sorely missed! Brian and Carol Ottaway.

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Memories of my “Favorite Brother”

I remember sneaking out of my room late at night to share pizza and pop Pat brought home from his job at Mimi’s Pizza; waking up early Saturday mornings to the sound of his enchanting laugh and watching cartoons with him or early mornings you could find him on the back porch swinging his bat. One time he gave me a ride in his really cool blue Lemans convertible which had an actual RECORD PLAYER! I will always cherish every minute I spent with Pat. I will miss him so, so much.

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friends for life

we became friends in 7th grade and stayed connected through all these years…I would stop and see him at the hobby shop and talk over old times…have many fond memories from playing ball together, connecting in the military at times, all night poker games, high school reunions, taking care of his pizza stores…I was honored to be his friend and honored to officiate his memorial service…until we meet again my good friend

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Growing up with Pat.

Countless times us kids, gathered at the field at the corner of Beechwood and Stephens to play baseball. We all attended Roosevelt El, Oakwood Jr High & East Detroit High. RIP friend! Out of sight for a long while but not out of mind! Blessing upon you and family!

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National American Miss Pageant

One of my very favorite memories with my grandpa was when he was my escort at the National American Miss Pageant. I got to hold on to his arm as we strutted around the stage together. I remember feeling like such a princess that day. Love and miss you every day grandpa! Kaylee

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One of Pat’s customers

I have known Pat since 1972 and was always impressed with his excellent service. He was a great guy and always put up with my wacky sense of humor. He will be missed.

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Fishing Trip 2014

Knew Pat for about 20 years, but really got to bond and get to know him when I was invited to join in on the Ludington fishing trips back in 2012. After that, I made sure to never miss another. I don’t think he ever wasted a minute of life and believe he was the kindest, honest and most down to earth person i’ve met. Attached is a picture from our 2014 trip.

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Dad’s 60th Surprise Party

Oh, the anticipation of that moment. I remember so many of us were at my house waiting for Bobbi and Tim to bring Dad over. My Grandma, his mom, was there as well. Plus we had a few visitors who traveled from out of town to be at Dad’s birthday party. Wonderful memories.

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Fraser Fair 2013

I remember this day several years back. Karessa and I were heading over to the City of Fraser fair to watch the fireworks. I called my dad to see if he wanted to join us, and like most times he said I’ll be there right after work. We were fighting through the crowd to get a decent spot to watch the fireworks, while he and Dianne were trying not to spill any beer. Good times for sure. Miss you Dad

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2nd Red Wings Game

Going to my 2nd ever Red Wings game with him. He was always fun to be around and was welcoming when I saw him. I am so sorry for your loss, I know he will be missed. Prayers for your families. Charlie Bell

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My Friend Pat Mucci

As stated by Kathleen, we were neighbors and I met Pat in 1971. We had many, many colorful and good times. He used to remind me I saved him one night when we were at an unsavory establishment and a bouncer was about to physically remove Pat. Having come from work i was in my pinstripes and i told the bouncer if he touched my friend i would sue him personally and the bar as well. Stupid but effective. We left quietly but untouched. We had many more good times, whether playing cards, attending a red wings game or occasionally

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Pat always put his customers first.

Pat loved trains. Especially O Scale trains. But he loved his customers more and his real satisfaction was being able to meet our requests. His shop was always about us – never about him. Even when his health was in decline, he never let on. Pat gave the entire O Scale community such joy. Thanks, Pat. Many non train people may not know this, but in recognition of the important contributions Pat made, his fellow hobbyists voted Pat into the O Scale Hall of Fame in 2017. He is irreplaceable. An obituary for Pat will be published in O Scale

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To a great man!!!!!!!!

I am so sorry to hear about this loss!! My heart and prayers go out to all of you!!! Bobbi, Stacey, Jimmy, we had so much fun with your dad! What a fun loving man. Always smiling, laughing, having a great time. The limo ride for your birthdays; the best! Your dad, knew how to and have a great time, and love life!! We will all miss him dearly! Love and hugs to all !!!![

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