Patrick C. Sens

October 14, 1959 ‒ July 05, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Patrick C. Sens, was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, July 5, 2016.  His health had declined in recent years due to his lifelong battle with juvenile diabetes, which started when he was three.  Much too young, he was 56 years old.

On October 14, 1959, Pat was born in Marion, Ohio, the fifth of six children of Charles and Jeannette (Schuler) Sens.  He graduated from Pleasant High School in the class of 1978.

Furthering his education, Pat earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Dayton University, and later took classes from the University of Notre Dame.

Upon graduation from Dayton, Pat returned home to Marion, where he joined his family’s business, Servex Electronics Distributing, Inc.

Of deep Catholic faith, Pat was a member of the St. Mary Church in Marion, and had attended Sacred Hearts Church in Cardington.  He also was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Gyro Club of Marion, and a past member of the Rotary Club of Marion.

With a love for animals, Pat shared a special bond with his two canine companions, his Doberman Pinscher’s: Killian and Murphy.  He also was an avid University of Dayton Flyer basketball fan and University of Notre Dame football fan.

A bit of a thrill seeker, Pat loved his many corvettes he’s had over the years.  He also loved scuba diving and snow skiing with the Marion Ski group.

Having an infectious smile and an ornery twinkle in his eye, Pat had a great sense of humor, loved to tell jokes, and was always laughing…often bringing everyone around him to tears!

Pat truly had a heart of gold, and would do anything for anyone.  He always had a kind word for everyone, and touched many lives.

Left to cherish Pat’s memory are his parents, Charles and Jeannette Sens of Marion; five siblings: Jean F. Sens of Florence, KY, Ruth Ann (Wayne) Perr of Fort Spanish, AL, Michael J. (Linda) Sens of Franklin, NC, Gregory J. (Ileana) Sens of Marion, and John F. (Denise) Sens of Marion; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A sacred Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at St. Mary Church, 251 N. Main St., Marion, with Father Thomas Buffer officiating and the Knights of Columbus standing guard.  His family will greet friends for an hour prior to his service at the church.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Following the services at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to a meal in Pat’s honor at the Knights of Columbus, 1232 E. Center St., Marion.  It was Pat’s wishes for this to be a fun and jovial time of remembrance, with a chance to share stories of Pat at 2 p.m. over a drink.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and they can be sent to the funeral home.

Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to have been chosen to serve Pat’s family.  Your favorite memories and condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

    • On behalf of the Longo family, I want to express our deepest sympathies to all of you. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Condolences to the Sens family.On behalf of Tim the antenna man & Linda Beck also Bob Smith.

  • Our deepest sympathies to all of the Sens family. Very sorry for your loss.

  • We are so sad to hear this news! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time! So very sorry for your loss!

  • Our deepest sympathies go out to the Sens family! We are so sorry to hear about Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow and loss!

  • So sorry to hear this shocking news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sens family.

  • We were shocked and saddened to hear of Pat’s death. He was a special guy. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Oh my, THIS is too sad. I will forever miss my Patrick 💔 prayers sent for his family.
    I’m so sorry, such a huge loss 😢
    R.I.P. dear friend, Pat xo

  • Your smile was infectious and you will be greatly missed. Comfort and prayers for you friends and family.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and help you find some peace during this very difficult time.

  • I will miss his smile and joking. Our condolences to everyone. Prayers for your family.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Pat was a very special person!! Will miss his smile and laugh. Thoughts and prayers to the Sens family!!

  • So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Pat and I recently talked and reminisced of our younger days playing ball together when dad was the coach Pat also asked me to take a break from work and come visit him either in Marion or Florida I regret deeply not doing it. Rest in peace my friend.

  • So saddened to hear this. Pat touched a lot of people in the community. Heartfelt condolences and prayer for the family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing My deepest sympathies to his family.
    RIP Pat.

  • So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Kathleen Walston Laird and Family

  • My heartfelt condolences to Pat’s family and friends. I never knew a man like Pat. He always had a kind word for everybody, a strong friendly handshake, and a laugh that can only be Pat. You can now Rest in Paradise my friend, as your memory will carry over to everybody you touched.

  • I’m very sorry to learn of Pat’s sudden passing. Please know I will remember you all in my prayers.

  • Saddened to hear of your loss of Pat our prayers are with his family rest in peace Pat

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sens family.

  • R I P 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • So sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs to the families. Pat will be greatly missed.

  • Words can not convey my deepest condolences to the Sen’s family. Pat was a indeed a friend and he will be missed. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to the family and to all who had the privilege to know Pat.

  • Personally I didn’t know him but he always had a smile….so sorry for the families loss

  • Our family sends prayers and condolences to the entire Sens family. Pat will be missed. Steve and Bev Hindman

  • Pat was very nice when he came into the Turtle,even when I messed up his order. Condolences to the family

  • We are so very sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Sens family. Rest in peace, Pat.

  • I am very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat was a very good friend of mine from when I first moved to Marion in the seventh grade. We spent a lot of time together growing up and graduating together at Pleasant HS. He will be greatly missed. I hope the Lord will ease your pain during this very difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing! Our prayers and thoughts are with the Sens family.

  • While Pat is no longer with us on earth, I know I will see him again in heaven. He had such an amazing personality and infectious laugh. In our youth, he could make me laugh so hard tears came to my eyes :).
    To all Pat’s family and friends, I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. But remember we will see him again “for all is not lost that believe in the Lord”.

  • Our family was so sadden to hear of the loss of Pat. His smile and love of life will always be remembered. Please, accept our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  • We are so sorry to hear the news of Pat’s passing. The Sens Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • What a tragic loss. Pat was truley a very kind soul. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Sens family.
    Tom & Margie Dunaway

  • Sens family, So sorry for your loss. May Pat rest in peace, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • May the wonderful memories of Pat bring you comfort in the days, months, and years ahead. The PHS Class of 1978 has lost a member and friend. RIP Pat.

  • Heart felt Hugs to family. Prayers of Courage Strength and Hope.
    Norah & Larry Fink

  • So very sad to hear this news. Pat was a very nice person. We will miss him. Prayers for strength & comfort during this most difficult time in your lives. God bless you all.
    Sincerely,
    Russ & Marilyn McBride

  • Rest in peace my friend… So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the Sens family.

  • So sorry. Jean’s love for her brothers was always shared with her classmates. Love and prayers all of the Sens family.

  • To the Sens family,
    I was saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May pleasant memories help ease your pain during this most difficult time. You will be in my thoughts & prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Dan Russell

  • The Sens family andd our family were good friends. Pat was a lot of fun in out younger years. Sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for his family.

  • Greg & Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Pat was always so pleasant and kind. He will be missed by many. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories Pat has left you with.

    The entire Sens family is in our prayers.
    Brent & Maria Rowland
    Psalms 147:3

  • So Sorry to hear of your familys loss…. We just saw each other just over a year ago. Prayers and thoughts with your familes in this time of need
    Roger Borg

  • Deepest sympathy to the Sens family on the loss of Pat. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jarod, Al, & Deb Van Winkle

  • Pat was a great guy, played music for him many times!!! I fell in love with his white piano! Will miss his smile and warmth that he always shared whenever you crossed his path!!! Greatly saddened by his passing!!! Jesus has a New best friend !!! Rest in the peace of Christ Pat, hope to see you soon, but then, not too soon!!! I’ll leave that up to Jesus himself!!! Later, my friend!!!

  • I am so deeply saddened by your loss. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • May you find peace in all your great memories. Thinking of your entire family and praying for God ‘s calm to surround you as you go through the next few days..

  • So sorry to hear of your sudden loss and prayers and my deepest sympathy to the Sens family. I have remembered hearing Pat over the radio for many years and he always managed to make me laugh. I remember meeting him once and his smile was unforgettable. The Sens family has been so good to our community. May God bring peace to you at this difficult time. God Bless!

  • My deepest sympathies to the Sens’ family. Pat always had a ready smile and kind words, and touched many lives in the Marion Community. May you rest in peace, Pat.

  • My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to the, entire, Sens family. I have, always, considered Pat a very good and close friend. His sense of humor, and zeal for life was felt by whomever he talked to. He will, most definitely, be sadly missed, by all who knew him.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Sens family & friends during this difficult time. May the many great memories carry you during the difficult days.

  • Pat always had a smile and was so kind to everyone he came in contact with. Thoughts and prayers with the Sens family. May God comfort all of you and always know his memory will live on.

  • We have lost a great member of the Marion community! Our prayers are for courage and strength for your family as the days go by.

  • Our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Pats kind and gentle spirit, will live on in our hearts forever. Sharing In Your Loss

  • Prayers to the family. From Polly Anderson Druckenmiller. Remember going with my dad Ted Anderson on many trips out to the Sens’ home in Barks Rd and playing with Pat .

  • My deepest condolences to Pat’s family. I have such wonderful memories of Pat in school at Pleasant. He was a wonderful person and a good friend.

    Rest in peace, Pat.

  • So saddened to hear about the passing of Pat. He was a dear friend and we graduated in together in 1978 at Pleasant. Pat could light up a room and was so easy to talk to. I remember being in band together and all the fun we had. His infectious smile lite up the faces of many.
    Thoughts and prayers to the Sens, family at this difficult time.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Greg and Ileanna and the entire Sens family. Pat was always a hoot to deal with in the store when I would try to buy the right electronic gadget as a gift. He would laugh, just knowing that Dean would be back in after the holiday or event to correct my mistake. He will be greatly missed.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Sens family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Pat. He was a friend and classmate. Rest in peace Pat and prayers to the Sens family. Thinking of you in this tough time.

  • Shared a lot of laughs and many good times with Pat in the 90s . Many fun stories that I won’t soon forget . Rest in Peace , Pat .

  • Sharon and Kerr Murray

    So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed being around Pat. Thoughts and prayers for the family!

  • Our deepest sympathies for all of the Sen’s family. So saddened to here this news. Dan and Judy Kirkpatrick

  • So sorry for your loss. On behalf of the Wissler family keeping the Son’s family in our prayers.

  • We are deeply saddened to hear about Pat’s passing. He will be missed by many friends and family. You were never a stranger to Pat because he always treated you with kindness and humor. We will truly miss his laugh and his wonderful smile!
    Rest in peace.
    Liz and David Litzenberg

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Pat was such a wonderful person. The smile he gave would brighten your day. God Bless all of you and you’re in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  • We were stunned to hear of Pat’s passing…he had just reached out on fbook a few weeks ago. Pat was such a good guy and so very humble. It was an honor to know Pat and go through our years at Pleasant together. May God bring his family peace.
    AnnaMarie and Kevin Stover
    PHS class of ’78

  • My condolences and prayers go out to the Sens family. I will always remember Pat as a classmate that had a great smile and kind soul. He will be missed.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort all of you.

  • To The Sens Family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences! We will miss Pat and his humor! Our prayers and thoughts are with you!
    May God’s Peace and Comfort be with all of you!

  • Pat’s smile will forever be in our hearts. How blessed I feel to have so many memories with him. Sending love and prayers to the Sens family.
    Until we meet again, my friend.
    Jodi Boltz and Family

  • What a fun and sincere guy – always had a smile and a kind word. He may be gone too soon, but he made the most of the time he had! Rest in peace Pat!

  • So sorry for your loss. Pat was a good friend and always pleasant to be with.

  • Prayers to the Sens family. Pat was so funny and always had a joke to tell me when he would call in to WMRN on Friday mornings. Rest in peace Pat. You will be missed!

  • My condolences to the Sens family. How could you not like Pat Sens!!! We will miss you “my friend.”

  • We are so very sorry for your loss…….may you be blessed with many happy memories.

  • My Sincere Sympathy To The Sens Family.Pat was one of the most kind hearted people Iv met..
    I am honored to have had the opportunity to of known him.

  • Sorry for the loss of Pat…he was a great friend to me and many others…I’m going to miss his infectious laugh most of all.

  • His kind heart and smile will always be remembered. May God bless his family at this time.

  • I had the honor of having Pat as a 2nd grader at Pleasant. Smart, polite, Pat had all of the qualities of a perfect student. Our Principal, Mr. Mike Hunt, would often say that if we could fill our school with the Sens kids, there would be no need for discipline. What a wonderful family, a wonderful person named Pat. I am so sorry. With love, Mary Gruber

  • To the entire Sens Family: We are truly sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Dennis and Pat Logan
    Roger George and Judy Logan

  • To the Sens family, we send our deepest condolences. Pat’s smile, wit, and giving nature will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Sally (Brady) Kelly

  • It is with great sadness that we learned of Pat’s passing. He was always a class act and a kind and loyal friend who touched many lives with his wonderful humor and smile. We have many wonderful memories of times spent with him. He was the epitome of UD’s philosophy to learn, lead, and serve and now is a Forever Flyer. Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Sens family.

    Lynn and Ron Craig

  • Our thoughts are with you at this time of sadness. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Sen’s family and know you are in our prayers.

  • To the entire Sens family:
    What a great legacy Pat left, even if you weren’t talking to him, when you just heard his name, you had to smile.
    May the Good Lord wrap you in peace during this difficult time.

  • So saddened by this news. Our condolences to the Sens family. Prayers, love and hugs!
    Mike and Jackie Shriver

  • So very sorry for the loss of Pat. I have only good memories of calling on the Sens Family with the Magnavox Company. Pat and his brothers were always great to
    work with and just a class act.

  • I was very sad to read of Patrick’s passing. My interactions with him and his family were always positive and enjoyable. I never met a Sens that I did not like!
    The family will be in my thoughts at this time.
    Jim Coffman

  • My sincerest condolences to the entire Sens family. May Gid bless you through this difficult time’

  • Condolences from the Laipply family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Family Sens, Greg and Ileana,

    So sad to get the news of Pat’s death. We are sending
    you a hug and our wishes for peace and God’s comfort in your sorrow. Sincerely,

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s death. We remember coming into your store & buying from you . John’s dad Ralph Heimlich liked your store too.

    I enjoyed hearing & Pat on WMRN mornings with Jeff Ruth . they were so funny.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. Everyone at the salon enjoyed his sense of humor when he visited. My thoughts and prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  • Dear Sens Family,
    Every time Pat & I met, esp. in The Store, his graciousness, kindness & the genuine joy of simply seeing you knew no bounds. His remarkable energy was “infectious,” and you always seemed to take some of it home with you.
    May each day bring you greater strength and comfort, knowing that Pat made such a significant difference in so many lives.
    Jeffrey A., Elaine & Michael Linardi

  • So sorry to hear this news. Pat wss a classmate and friend. He will be greatly missed. Condolences to the Sens family in this tough time.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He will truly be missed in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Our hearts go out to the Sens family during this time of great loss. Pat will be greatly missed by all who loved him. I will miss seeing h because he always made me smile.

  • So sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. He had a contagious smile. I’m sure he had some down days but you would never know it! (his family might have though) I will always remember our trip with him when we spent 10 days in Russia! He always was up beat no matter what. Cherish all the memories as I know everyone that knew him will. You are in our hearts and prayers!

  • So very sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. I’d known Pat for 30+ years, always a smile, a handshake and a “hello my friend”. Our condolences to the Sens family and friends, he will be missed by many, taken to soon.

    RIP my friend Pat……

  • Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Pat brightened the lives of so many people. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Pat will be greatly missed. He was a true friend.

  • I am truly saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. He and my brother, Rick, were good friends, and Pat always made me laugh with one of his wisecracks or jokes. May God provide you solace and Pat’s memory bring you comfort in these difficult times.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Nancy

  • Dear Sens Family:
    Our sincere heartfelt concern to each of you, we connected with Pat as part of the Marion Ski Group and also as a fellow juvenile diabetic. Pat’s wink and smile as his giggle will long be remembered, just as his unique stance/tuck while going down the slopes of Vail, Colorado. May the warmth of his charm and wit always rest upon your shoulders.
    Courage and Strength
    Clay and Jacqui Snyder

  • I wish to convey my deepest condolences to Mr. And Mrs. Sens and to Pat’s family and loved ones. Pat was a Pleasant and St. Mary’s CCD classmate and friend. He leaves a legacy of having been a genuinely kind, generous, and gracious gentleman. I will continue to remember him and his family in my prayers.

  • Charlie, Jeannette and family, I can not find the words to express how sorry I am for your loss of a wonderful son and brother. I can not think of Pat without picturing his smile. He was always smiling. Pat was a such a caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Sens family. So sorry for the loss of your Pat. He was a great person and liked by all. May your happy memories help ease your sadness and give you peace. Thoughts and prayers. Lynn and Velma T Clabaugh

  • To all the Sens Family,
    As you will remember, my path with Pat crossed in so many ways over the years.
    What a warm, kind, generous person he always was to work with. And I always remember his deep faith as well. I am sorry for your loss, but we trust that his faith journey of a life well lived has been fulfilled now in his eternal home in heaven.
    May God continue to bless and console all of you.
    Fr. Jim Klima