Patrick A. Heagerty
1955 - 1996
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on December 18, 1955, to Freda and Patrick Heagerty of Manlius,
New York, Patrick Heagerty graduated in 1978 from Oswego State
University in New York with a degree in psychology. He earned
a Master of Arts degree in English at Syracuse University.
In December 1982, Mr. Heagerty and his wife Karyn
started Pastabilities, a restaurant in downtown Syracuse. Two
years later they relocated Pastabilities to another downtown location
and pioneered what was later to be known as the Historic Armory
Square area. He was posthumously recognized with the Abraham Walton
award as a leader in the improvement of the aesthetic landscape
of downtown Syracuse. The restaurant continues under the direction
of his wife.
In addition to his business life, Mr. Heagerty
was quite a Renaissance man. His interests included music, film,
thrill- seeking sports, and the arts. He was a member of the board
for Lightworks, a photographic arts organization associated with
Syracuse University. He was also interested in space. He watched
space shuttle flights, liked astronomy, and read science fact
and fiction authors such as Carl Sagan, Douglas Adams and Kurt
Mr. Heagerty had two children, Ryland Elizabeth (age 7) and Rachel
Grace (age 5).