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Philip Patanis

Died: Saturday, February 08, 2003
Grosse Pointe Woods resident Philip Patanis, 72, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at Bon Secours Nursing Care Center in St. Clair Shores.

Born in 1930 in Detroit, Mr. Patanis graduated from Southeastern High School in 1948.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Patanis started Red Carpet Keim Shorewood Realty in Grosse Pointe Woods in 1969, where he was owner and broker.

He served on the Grosse Pointe Woods Planning Commission for 33 years, was a member of the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club, the Grosse Pointe Board of REALTORS, the VFW Bruce Post 1146, and a past member of the Kiwanis Club.

He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, playing cards and fishing.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dolores; his daughter, DeAnn Marie (Edwin) Lukas; his son, Rick Philip (Lesa); his grandchildren, Mackenzie Brooke Lukas and Spencer Philip Lukas; and his sister, Mary Patanis.

He was predeceased by his sister, Fortunate Lomasney.

A funeral service was held on Feb. 12 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Interment is in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grosse Pointe Crisis Club, c/o Robert Hellrung Jr., treasurer, 1935 N. River Rd., Suite 17, St. Clair, MI 48079 or Bon Secours Nursing Care Center, 26001 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081.
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