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Victor Patrick "Pat" Van Yorx

May 1, 1935 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Victor Van Yorx Obituary

Van Yorx, Victor

Ann Arbor, MI

His Legacy… Victor Patrick “Pat” Van Yorx, 88, passed away February 11, 2024.  He was born on May 1, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan to Victor Van Yorx and Jane (Horn) Van Yorx. Pat married the love of his life, Betty Schippert, on January 25, 1958, in Detroit, Michigan. Pat had a career as a computer programmer, retiring after 47 years. In his youth he belonged to a barbershop quartet. He was very creative and had a passion for woodworking and stained glass. Pat designed all of the stained glass windows at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Whitmore Lake, and personally made all of the stained glass behind the altar. Pat had a wonderful sense of humor and was very easy going. He loved his family more than anything. Pat was adored by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

His Family… Pat will be missed by his wife, Betty Van Yorx; his children, Cheryl (Robert) Finnie, Wendy (Scott) Trombley, Christopher Van Yorx; grandchildren, Rebecca (Tom) Stewart, Jakob (Kara) Trombley, Ross (Christopher) Finnie, Trevor Trombley, Kandace (Harrison) Watts, and Aaron Van Yorx. He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Jane Van Yorx; son, Mark Van Yorx, brothers, Charles Merritt, Thomas Merritt, and Ted Van Yorx.

His Farewell… Pat’s family and friends will gather at a later date to be announced. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association. Please leave a message of comfort for Pat’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at

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