In remembrance of SSGT. Patrick R. Dolphin

U.S. Marine SSGT. Patrick R. Dolphin

U.S. Marine SSGT. Patrick R. Dolphin

Holly Ridge, NC and formerly of Elmhurst and Dunmore July 10, 1982 ~ July 31, 2011 Date of Service: August 10, 2011

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin

July 31, 2011

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin, 29, Holly Ridge, NC and formerly of Elmhurst and Dunmore, died Sunday July 31st in Western Afghanistan while defending our freedom. He and his wife the former, Lindsey N. Granza were married on December 12, 2008.

 Born in Richmond, VA, he was the son of Tom G. Dolphin of Elmhurst and Jean Golden Uffalussy, Naples, FL. Patrick was a North Pocono High School graduate Class of 2000 and was a member of St. Eulalia’s Church in Elmhurst. Upon graduation from high school Patrick enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp completing Boot Camp and several schools some of which included, Civil Air Patrol, Marine Boot Camp, Infantry School, Basic Reconnaissance School, Ranger Jump School, Sniper School, Scuba School, Deep Sea Dive School Survival School, Crane Armament Course, in addition to many other in house specialty schools.

 He greatly enjoyed flying, having earned his Private Pilot License which he attained as a civilian. But above all, his greatest enjoyment came as being a U.S. Marine.

 Also surviving are a brother, Thomas B. Dolphin, Scranton, maternal grandparents, Edward J. and Irene Golden, Dunmore, paternal grandmother, Mary R. Dolphin, Dunmore, step-mother, Sherri Dolphin, Elmhurst, step-father, Rick Uffalussy, Naples, FL, his mother and father in law, Michele and David Granza, Scranton, as well as numerous other family members of the Dolphin, Golden, and Granza families.

 He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William L. Dolphin and two uncles, James J. “Chopsey” Igoe, U.S. Navy and Patrick Igoe, U.S. Marine; both of who Patrick was close with and will be interned near them in the Cathedral Cemetery.

 The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with mass at 9:30am in St. Ann’s Basilica, St. Ann Street in Scranton. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to go directly to the church on Wednesday.

 Public visitation will be on Tuesday in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore, from the hours of 2-7pm.

 Patrick’s family asks that memorial contributions be made to USSOCOM Care Coalition Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command 7701 Tampa Point Boulevard MacDill Air Force Base, Florida 33621.

 

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Amanda Faux
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Hero
Reply #124 on : Mon January 09, 2012, 07:14:38
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Thank you for your sacrifice you gave to help ensure our freedom. May your family find solace in knowing that you are in God's hands now.
Cpl George Kingsley
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God Knows The Best
Reply #123 on : Wed August 17, 2011, 03:03:35
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Sorry Comrade We love you but God love you the Best. We will meet again and you be always be Marine for life
Anonymous
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Reply #122 on : Fri August 12, 2011, 14:34:59
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All of us send our deepest condolences and prayers for the family
Mike and Linda O'Brien
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SSGT Patrick Dolphin
Reply #121 on : Thu August 11, 2011, 15:13:49
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It was an honor to stand on the flag line for SSGT Dolphin. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and community on the loss of so fine a son. We pray that God will give you peace. Thank you for our freedom.
Joseph Durkin
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Reply #120 on : Thu August 11, 2011, 14:30:57
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My sympathy goes out to the entire extended Dolphin family. I could not be with you in person, but my spirit surley was. God bless Patrick and each and every one in the family. Joe[ A patcher forever] Durkin.
Laura and Dutch Bageant
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Thoughts and Prayers
Reply #119 on : Wed August 10, 2011, 15:33:54
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, especially our dear friend, Lindsey.
Nancie Keegan
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Thank you and god bless
Reply #118 on : Wed August 10, 2011, 00:06:49
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My family and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Patrick Dolphin. You are truly a hero to us for serving our country to keep us safe. May the young children realize the sacrifice you so willingly gave for all of us. May God bless your family and have them know we will think of them in our prayers.
Nancie Keegan
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Reply #117 on : Tue August 09, 2011, 23:58:56
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My family and I wish to extend our gratitude for the service that Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin gave to our country. Our deepest sympathies to all his family and friends. He is the epitome of a true hero. May his heroism be an inspiration to all the young children and my they learn that as Americans we must respect and honor those men and women who serve this great country May god be with all of you in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Donna Boyd
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My Deepest Sympathy
Reply #116 on : Tue August 09, 2011, 23:58:21
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Jean, To you and all your family, my deepest sympathy. As you bury your Patrick this morning my
thoughts and prayers will be with you. I remember talking to you when he enlisted, I can't believe so much time has passed. I will never be able to even imagine what your thoughts are at this time.
Thank you for letting your son fulfill his dream
and protect our country.
My Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.
Donna Boyd
Clarence Culp
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You will Never be Forgotten
Reply #115 on : Tue August 09, 2011, 18:45:44
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On behalf of the Marine Corp League Anthricite Detachment 428 we would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family of this great American hero.Who died for what he believed in freedom.SSGT.Dolphin You will not be forgotten in America's eyes may you rest in peace.You have another home now called heaven with the angels and saints enjoying enternal life.Meeting up with other soldiers friends who also left this world for fighting and dieing for what they believe in.
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