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Thomas Patrick “Pat” Calnan

Thomas Patrick “Pat” Calnan   Thomas Patrick “Pat” Calnan, 52, of Macon, MO, died Thursday, October 9, 2014, at his home in Macon.

Pat was born on July 20, 1962, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Robert Groves and Bettye Sue (Davis) Calnan.  He attended the First Christian Church in Macon.

Pat is survived by two sisters, Carole Lee Giroux and her husband Roger of Cary, N.C., and Toni Riekeberg and her husband Derald of Macon, five nephews and nieces, David Giroux, Amy Thompson, Chris Riekeberg, Dustin Riekeberg, and Amber Kaden, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Bobby Calnan.

Pat grew up in Edina and Hannibal, Missouri, graduating in 1980.  He lived his adult life in Columbia and Macon, Missouri, having worked for Pillsbury, Oscar Meyer and Hawg Fathers.  He was an avid painter and took great pride in his work.  Pat attended Linn Tech and was currently taking college courses.  He was an avid cook, and was looking forward to culinary school next year.  As a young boy he loved baseball, hockey and bowling.  At the age of 10 he bowled over 100 games in one day to be the champ in a bowling marathon.  Music became his love during his teenage years, and he still rocked with Sammy Hagar, Kiss and Van Halen.  As he got older Blues and Cajun music took hold and he loved his Muddy Waters and Tab Benoit, but the love of his life was his family.  He adored his nieces and nephews and shared with all of his friends the stories of their lives and those of their children.

Funeral services were 10:00 am, Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Macon with Rev. Dave Leslie officiating.  Burial was in the Elsberry Cemetery in Elsberry, MO.  The family suggests memorials to Alcohol Anonymous (local chapter).  Arrangements are under the direction of the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon.