On March 5, 2002, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Patrick Diemer, Class of 1983, died at Page County hospital in Luray, VA.
Since mid-January, Pat had been hospitalized due to having suffered a series of strokes on January 14th. Although unable to communicate verbally, Pat was able to understand and communicate (physically) with his many visitors. Throughout the month and a half of hospitalization, his condition changed almost daily, sometimes improving but other times getting worse.
On March 5, 2002, Pat’s heart could beat no longer and after receiving the Sacraments of the Church, he died peacefully with many of his family and friends around him.
Pat was an incredible artist. He has illustrated almost all of Dr. Warren Carroll’s book covers, ranging from Our Lady of Guadalupe to 1917 and is well-know for his oil portraits of Dr. Carroll and Dr. Damian Fedoryka which hang on a wall outside Christendom’s Admissions Office. Up until his stroke in January, Pat had been the resident artist at Seton Home Study School located in Front Royal, VA.
Please pray for the repose of his soul. He will be missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. And please remember the souls of the other Christendom alumni who are deceased: Robert Fitzgerald, Damien Meyer, Carrie Slinger, Timothy Christofili, Stephen Schaefer, Joan Donohue Ellis, and Mary Clampitt Doran.