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Patrick John Mongoven

Lakeland, Florida

September 1, 1941 - July 5, 2024

Patrick John Mongoven Obituary

Patrick John Mongoven, known affectionately as Pat to his friends and family, passed away on July 5, 2024, in Lakeland, Florida, at the age of 82. Born on September 1, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late James and Alexandria Mongoven where he grew up alongside his siblings, the late Jim Mongoven, Donna Black, and Kathleen Darnall. Pat's formative experiences in Oneco, FL, where he lived as a child, laid the foundation for a life characterized by service, strength, and love. 

 

A proud and patriotic man, Pat, "PJ", answered the call of duty and joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a "grunt" and completed two tours in Vietnam. He committed 22 years of distinguished service to his country as an IT Specialist and retiring as a Major. After his military service, Pat continued to showcase his expertise in information technology as an IT specialist and director at Lakeland Regional Health and Winterhaven Hospital, where he was highly respected and loved his staff.

 

 Because of the hope they brought to soldiers in the field, Pat had an affinity for helicopters. In a thrilling ceremony 22 years ago, they brought a new hope and promise when he married the love of his life, Cheryl Mongoven nee Herrington, in a helicopter over the Las Vegas Strip. Their adventurous spirit and shared interests created a bond that was unique and enduring. Together, they enjoyed riding Pat's Harley, and attending concerts, indulging in their mutual love for music and each other's company. He was also an avid golfer. An "awe-inspiring man," Pat's interests and hobbies reflected his love for life and his country.

 

 Pat's family was the cornerstone of his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; daughters, Paige Taylor and Stacy Patrick; stepsons, Dustin (Brittney) White and Travis (Angela) White; and sister-in-law, Toni (Johnny) Thompson. Pat's legacy continues through his grandchildren, Victoria (Steve) Ceballos, Shannon (Garrett) Heady, Mallory Adams; step-grandchildren, Ella White, Eliza Dowling; and great-grandchildren, Mercedes, Divina, and Skyler Ceballos, and Ella Heady. Described by those who knew him as intelligent, loving, interesting, and caring, Pat's impact on the world was significant. He lived by the motto "God, Country, Family," a creed that guided his actions and decisions. Pat's presence was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to cross his path. 

 

As we bid farewell to Patrick John Mongoven, we celebrate a life lived with honor, love, and a deep sense of purpose. His story is one of courage, service, and unwavering commitment to the ideals he held dear. Pat's memory will continue to inspire and guide us, just as his life has been an example of what it means to be a truly remarkable human being. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him.

 Family and friends are invited to gather for one last "Friday Date Night" as we celebrate and honor Pat on July 19, 2024 at 3:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at 4:00pm at Lanier Funeral & Cremation Services, 717 Griffin Rd, Lakeland, FL 33805, where Pat will receive military honors for his service.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Patrick John Mongoven hosted by Lanier Funeral Home, Inc..

Patrick John Mongoven, known affectionately as Pat to his friends and family, passed away on July 5, 2024, in Lakeland, Florida, at the age of 82. Born on September 1, 1941, in Chicago, Illinois, to the late James and Alexandria Mongoven where he grew up alongside his siblings, the late Jim Mongoven, Donna Black, and Kathleen Darnall. Pat's formative experiences in Oneco, FL, where he lived as a child, laid the foundation for a life characterized by service, strength, and love. 

 

A proud and patriotic man, Pat, "PJ", answered the call of duty and joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served as a "grunt" and completed two tours in Vietnam. He committed 22 years of distinguished service to his country as an IT Specialist and retiring as a Major. After his military service, Pat continued to showcase his expertise in information technology as an IT specialist and director at Lakeland Regional Health and Winterhaven Hospital, where he was highly respected and loved his staff.

 

 Because of the hope they brought to soldiers in the field, Pat had an affinity for helicopters. In a thrilling ceremony 22 years ago, they brought a new hope and promise when he married the love of his life, Cheryl Mongoven nee Herrington, in a helicopter over the Las Vegas Strip. Their adventurous spirit and shared interests created a bond that was unique and enduring. Together, they enjoyed riding Pat's Harley, and attending concerts, indulging in their mutual love for music and each other's company. He was also an avid golfer. An "awe-inspiring man," Pat's interests and hobbies reflected his love for life and his country.

 

 Pat's family was the cornerstone of his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; daughters, Paige Taylor and Stacy Patrick; stepsons, Dustin (Brittney) White and Travis (Angela) White; and sister-in-law, Toni (Johnny) Thompson. Pat's legacy continues through his grandchildren, Victoria (Steve) Ceballos, Shannon (Garrett) Heady, Mallory Adams; step-grandchildren, Ella White, Eliza Dowling; and great-grandchildren, Mercedes, Divina, and Skyler Ceballos, and Ella Heady. Described by those who knew him as intelligent, loving, interesting, and caring, Pat's impact on the world was significant. He lived by the motto "God, Country, Family," a creed that guided his actions and decisions. Pat's presence was an inspiration to all who were fortunate to cross his path. 

 

As we bid farewell to Patrick John Mongoven, we celebrate a life lived with honor, love, and a deep sense of purpose. His story is one of courage, service, and unwavering commitment to the ideals he held dear. Pat's memory will continue to inspire and guide us, just as his life has been an example of what it means to be a truly remarkable human being. He will be deeply missed, but his legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him.

 Family and friends are invited to gather for one last "Friday Date Night" as we celebrate and honor Pat on July 19, 2024 at 3:00 pm. A memorial service will follow at 4:00pm at Lanier Funeral & Cremation Services, 717 Griffin Rd, Lakeland, FL 33805, where Pat will receive military honors for his service.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Patrick John Mongoven hosted by Lanier Funeral Home, Inc..

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