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In Memory of

Patrick Tocornal

August 31, 1939 - September 10, 2017

Obituary


Patrick Tocornal, 78, died September 10, 2017 in his home under the loving care of his wife, daughter and granddaughters. He was born in Santiago, Chile on August 31. He is predeceased by his parents Juan E. Tocornal and Julie Tocornal del Rio. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, September 16 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel with Father Paul Dechant officiating. The family will receive friends during a celebration of life at the family residence following the service. Pat will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Patrick Tocornal, 78, died September 10, 2017 in his home under the loving care of his wife, daughter and granddaughters. He was born in Santiago, Chile on August 31. He is predeceased by his parents Juan E. Tocornal and Julie Tocornal del Rio. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM, September 16 at Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel with Father Paul Dechant officiating. The family will receive friends during a celebration of life at the family residence following the service. Pat will be inurned in Arlington National Cemetery.

Pat was educated by the Jesuits, graduated from the Military Academy of Chile and attended Catholic University in Santiago, Chile. He was an engineer with IBM for over thirty years until he retired in 1994. For fifty three years he has shared a beautiful life with his wife Pam. They loved to travel, have visited sites all over the world and formed an abundance of friendships along the way. Pat was especially passionate about his homeland and his family living there which resulted in frequent visits. He was very proud of his service in the Air Force. From childhood Pat loved electronics and was especially fond of HAM radios. Pat was a fantastic cook and had a great sense of humor. He loved to spend time with his faithful friend, rescue dog, Mack Henry Brown, IV.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Cobb Tocornal; daughter, Caroline Lamitie and husband Jim of Lexington, SC; granddaughters, Caitlin Callihan of Irmo, SC and Christene Callihan of Wilmington, NC; and sister, Carmen and her husband, Dr. Pablo Lira of Santiago, Chile. And, of course, his best buddy, Mack.

The family would like to especially thank the Oak Ridge Fire Department, the many paramedics and EMTs and all the many people that helped make Pat's last weeks more comfortable. Your care and generosity was greatly appreciated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Oak Ridge Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com. Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the Tocornal family.