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Pat Yoxall

February 22, 1934 - November 13, 2012
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Longtime Dallas resident and printing executive G. Patrick Yoxall died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Belleville, Ill., he was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Mulcahy Yoxall and George F. Yoxall, and beloved cousins, Arthur Michel and Lois Michel Meile. "Pat" is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Ann "Midge" Murnane Yoxall; five children and spouses, Michael and Kristi Yoxall of Dallas, Bill and Helen Yoxall Frink of Austin, Kevin and Nancy Yoxall of Auburn, Ala., Dan and Michelle Yoxall of San Antonio, and Tom and Tish Yoxall of Dallas; and 12 grandchildren, Bob Yoxall, Kimberley Yoxall, Bob Frink, Molly...
Longtime Dallas resident and printing executive G. Patrick Yoxall died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Born Feb. 22, 1934, in Belleville, Ill., he was preceded in death by his parents, Helen Mulcahy Yoxall and George F. Yoxall, and beloved cousins, Arthur Michel and Lois Michel Meile. "Pat" is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Ann "Midge" Murnane Yoxall; five children and spouses, Michael and Kristi Yoxall of Dallas, Bill and Helen Yoxall Frink of Austin, Kevin and Nancy Yoxall of Auburn, Ala., Dan and Michelle Yoxall of San Antonio, and Tom and Tish Yoxall of Dallas; and 12 grandchildren, Bob Yoxall, Kimberley Yoxall, Bob Frink, Molly Frink, Collin Yoxall, Marlee Yoxall, Simone Yoxall, Meredith Yoxall, Flannery Yoxall, Ben Yoxall, Murphy Anne Yoxall, and Joe Yoxall.

Pat was taught by Brothers and Priests of the Society of Mary at Cathedral High School in Belleville, Ill., where he excelled in English, journalism, and "riding the pine" for the school football team. In 1951, Pat headed south to enroll in St. Mary's University in San Antonio, graduating in 1955 with a B.A. in English. There, he met his future wife at Incarnate Word College, Midge Murnane, an alumna of Ursuline Academy in Dallas. They married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in 1956. As an account executive with Johnston Printing Co., Pat made countless friends among his customers, talented colleagues, Dallas JayCees, Dallas Advertising League, Industrial Editors, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Knights of Columbus Council 799. He retired as vice president in 1990 and immediately began a second career in the graphic arts as a printing broker.

Pat and Midge were among the early parishioners of St. Pius X Catholic Church. They raised their family in the St. Pius community and remain active members to this day. Pat's life was marked by humble devotion to his faith and a deep love and respect for his wife. He enjoyed countless hours volunteering for BSA Troop 707, the Finance Committee of St. Pius X, and Meals on Wheels. Pat's passions included an appreciation for the written word, the turn of a phrase, crossword puzzles, and weekly treks to the Casa View Branch of the Dallas Public Library where he ranked among its top borrowers for three decades. He and his tennis cronies held standing tennis reservations three times a week capped off with the kind of fellowship that left a lasting mark on his fascinated children. The young St. Louis Browns baseball fan later on cheered the Kansas City Chiefs (formerly Dallas Texans), the Texas Rangers, and all NCAA teams coached by his son Kevin.

Among his treasures, Pat counted the laughter induced by a friend's story, the allowed but unsupervised West Coast and East Coast road trips with two 15 and 16 year old buddies in a 1947 Ford "Woody" station wagon, European adventures with Midge and their friends, and the skills of craftsmen and co-workers who taught him the printing industry. He relished the love of his many relatives – both in-laws and out-laws. His immediate and extended family will miss his wisdom and hearty laugh that marked many a grand gathering. We will remember him when we encounter a well turned phrase, a delightfully painful pun, a crisp double play executed by fundamentally sound baseball players, and, especially, a drop volley slyly hit crosscourt to the dismay of an unsuspecting tennis pal.
Pat embodied a special combination of civility and generosity.

On Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, a Rosary at 10:30 a.m., Msgr. Thomas Weinzapfel presiding, will be followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m., Fr. Michael Guadagnoli presiding, both at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, Texas 75228. Reception to follow immediately at Knights of Columbus Council No. 799, 10110 Shoreview Road, Dallas, Texas, 75238.

Pat donated his body to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

The Yoxall Family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, staff, and caregivers of Texas Neurology, Doctors Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical School, Home Instead, the Villages at Lake Highlands, Faith Presbyterian Hospice, and Dr. Robert Haddox. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Road, Dallas, Texas 75228 or a charity of your choice.

"Kevin, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love to you from all of us. Sam, Makena and Claire Brogdon" sam brogdon (plano, TX)

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