Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In Loving Memory of Patrick Greenlaw

Patrick Edward Greenlaw was born on August 13, 1948 in Portland Maine to Edward Winslow Greenlaw and Grace Viola Dowd.  Patrick graduated Magna, Cum Laude from the University of Maine in 1971.  While earning his Masters Degree, Patrick graduated Summa Cum Laude at Boston University in 1974.   

Over his 30-year career as a broadcast journalist, Patrick made an impact on and changed countless lives everywhere. Cities where Patrick's presence not only impacted the community but where he impacted anyone who came in contact with him include:  WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky; KUTV in Salt Lake City Utah; WCAU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; CNN in Atlanta, Georgia; WTVG in Toledo, Ohio; WMTW in Portland, Maine; KDAF in Dallas, Texas; and lastly in Denver, Colorado.  

During his media career, Patrick was nominated for (8) and won (3) Emmy awards; he won (5) Associated Press Awards; (3) Crystal Awards; (1) Edward R. Murrow award, and many other regional awards for his accurate and provocative investigative reporting.  

Patrick touched countless lives with his generosity, kindness, intelligence, and tender heart.  Patrick was courteous, polite, compassionate, and attentive to everyone equally from the local dry cleaning attendant to foreign dignitaries, politicians, and celebrities.   Patrick's genuine interest in and compassion foreveryone he met made him an amazing journalist.  Patrick was articulate, objective, and meticulous when it came to reporting and investigating a lead.  Over his career, Patrick was never accused of liable and never over the course of 30 years did he have to retract a story.  Patrick's personal integrity and compassion motivated every thing he did in his life and in his career as a journalist. 

  Patrick donated his time and energy to numerous charities over the years which include:  The Boys and Girls Club; the Visiting Nurses Association; the Multiple Sclerosis Society; the American Juvenile Diabetes Association; the Jerry Lewis Telethon; the Easter Seals; the Great Dane Rescue; the Toledo Symphony; the Children's Miracle Network and many, many other worthwhile causes.  The lives that Patrick touched and all those who bene-fitted by Patrick's presence and encouragement are too numerous to encompass.  

The last endeavor Patrick embarked upon - Isagenix International, the world leader in nutritional cleansing - has and will positively impact more lives as well as eclipse anything he has done to date.

As each of you know Patrick was the most stubborn, loving, generous man you know. Patrick was a devoted son, a great brother, a wonderful husband, a loving and kind father, an indulgent uncle, a great friend and truly a good man. 

Patrick is survived by his brother and his wife Peter and Sarah Greenlaw, his daughter Brittany Greenlaw, his four nephews; Drew Greenlaw, Colin Greenlaw, Nick Boff and Zack Boff.  

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