Former Seattle Bank CEO Patrick Patrick Passes Away
On August 11, 2016, Patrick (Pat) Patrick, former CEO of Seattle Bank, passed away after a short illness. He was 74 years old. Pat Patrick had a larger than life personality and took life by the reins. His early childhood was spent in Aberdeen, WA. His family then settled in Seattle’s Rainier Valley, where Patrick attended Franklin High School. At the age of 13, through a local contest, he became a bat boy for the Seattle Rainiers led by legendary Fred Hutchinson.
With no formal college education and humble beginnings, Patrick’s career in the banking industry began at the entry level, and included jobs as an escrow clerk, underwriter and loan officer. He was eventually promoted into management and held CEO titles at Prudential Bank and Metropolitan Federal, both located in Seattle, WA, and Towne Bank located in Mesa, AZ. In 2010, Patrick became CEO of the recapitalized Seattle Bank where he positioned the Bank for its next stage of growth. Over his career, Patrick was involved in financing some of the most notable buildings and businesses in the Seattle area, and seemed to know everyone in the town he loved.
Patrick’s commitment to community was as equally impressive as his banking career. Over the years, he was involved with, and held leadership roles in many organizations, including Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of Washington, Puget Sound Blood Center, United Way of King County, AAA of Washington, The 101 Club, Rainier Club, and the Seattle Golf Club. Patrick served as Chairman of the Academic Achievement and Accountability Commission, Chairman of the Seattle Sports Commission, and Co-chairman of the Kingdome Renovation Task Force (which eventually recommended that the Kingdome be demolished and replaced).
Patrick will most fondly be remembered by Seattle Bank employees for his generosity, humor, love of food/cooking, and his gorgeous dahlias. Patrick had a passion for education and helping others find an opportunity to succeed in life. He had an incredible sense of humor, was a master storyteller, and was famous for his early morning five-mile walks and speed golfing. We will miss his leadership, passion for life, love for his family, and his signature sweater vests.
Pat Patrick made a lasting impression on Seattle Bank, the greater Seattle community, and all who had the opportunity to meet him. He will not be forgotten.