Patrick J. Oates
Patrick J. Oates

November 17, 2017
Born in Teaneck, New Jersey
Resided in Clark, New Jersey


Patrick Joseph Oates, 89, of Clark, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Funeral from the Walter Johnson Funeral Home, 803 Raritan Rd., Clark, on Wednesday, November 22 at 8:45 am, thence to St. Agnes Church, Clark, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 9:45am. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Clark. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 4 - 8 pm.

Mr. Oates was born in Teaneck to Michael and Theresa Oates. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He graduated from Seton Hall University. He lived in Rahway, prior to moving to Clark 54 years ago. He was a founding member of St. Agnes Church, where he also was a Lecturer and Eucharistic Minister. Mr. Oates was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #5503 of Clark and a volunteer at Clark Nursing Home. He was a long-time Little League Coach. He loved gardening, the Yankees and dogs.

Mr. Oates was a Cost Accountant at Western Electric of Kearny for 40 years, retiring in 1991.

Mr. Oates is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Ann (Brophy) Oates; his devoted children, Kathleen Suchorsky and her husband John, Eileen Oakes and her husband James, Kevin Oates and his wife Stefanie, Maureen Beik and her husband John and Sheila Adamski and her husband Nick; 15 cherished grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; his brothers, James and John Oates and his twin sister, Mary Oates.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the ASPCA Memorial Donation, 1119 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 785817, Topeka, KS 66675.




Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Agnes Church
332 Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
9:45 AM
St. Mary's Cemetery
Madison Hill Road
Clark, NJ US 07066
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
11:00 AM


ASPCA Memorial Donation
1119 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 785817
Topeka, KS 66675
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