Randall Patrick McGreevy
September 2, 1953 – December 14, 2021
Randall Patrick McGreevy of Everett, Washington, died at home on December 14, 2021.
Born to Raymond Charles and Amata Jean McGreevy in Shreveport, Louisiana, on September
2, 1953, Patrick was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While growing up, he was a great son,
nephew, and brother. Although mischievous at times, he was very loved. In junior high and
high school, he was dedicated to his studies. Patrick was on the wrestling team from junior high
to high school, and kept a good balance between sports and school. After graduating from
Baldwin High School in 1971, Patrick moved to Seattle, Washington. He attended the University
of Washington, earning a bachelor’s degree in marine fisheries and oceanography, followed by
a juris doctorate. Admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1978, Patrick was a well-respected
lawyer with a successful legal practice spanning 43 years.
Patrick loved the ocean and always lived close to water. He thoroughly enjoyed his home with
his family in Everett with its panoramic view of Puget Sound. He also spent many days at his
beach cabin on Puget Sound, taking in the waves and mountain vistas.
Patrick loved to travel and golf. He would golf everyday if he could and especially enjoyed
walking the course while he played. He always made a new friend on the course. Patrick also
loved sailing and whenever his good friend Jake Stout called to go out on the boat, he would
jump in his truck and head to the marina.
Patrick’s retrievers were truly his best buddies. They went everywhere with him. Patrick made
friends everywhere he went and stayed loyal to his old friends. He was a great storyteller about
almost every topic: his childhood, family, travels, golf outings, and even day-to-day events.
Everyone loved to listen to a “Patrick Story.”
Patrick was very proud of his sons, Ben and Alex. He so admired their strength, courage,
brilliance, and kind sweet souls.
Patrick is survived by his former wife, Karen Gibbon; his two sons, Ben and Alex; his older
brother, Rick; and his sister, Amata Jayne Haftmann. He is also survived by his nieces and
nephews, Casey and Brennan McGreevy, Marci (McGreevy) Saucier and Megan McGreevy,
and Caitlin (Haftmann) Winger; as well as his great-nieces and -nephews, Luke and Evan
Saucier, and Makayla, Grayson, and Parker Winger. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his eldest brother, Raymond.
Patrick was a good soul, a good listener, and a good son, brother, nephew, father, uncle and
friend. He was a “Rock” to so many and had a profound influence on all those who loved him.
His tender heart will be missed every single day. Rest in Peace Patrick. You will be in our
hearts forever and right by our side always.
A memorial service for Patrick is scheduled for 2:00 PM on January 29, 2022, at the Peace
Lutheran Church in Silvana, Washington.