Patrick "Pat" Michael Linskey passed away on January 21, 2023, at the age of 86. He was the quintessential Irishman, born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, to Edward and Margaret Hughes Linskey. He attended Niles Township High School in Skokie, Illinois, and later graduated from Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois.
Pat thrived in the golden age of advertising and print media as Sales Manager for McCall's Magazine, Advertising Director for American Home Magazine, President & Publisher of Family Weekly Magazine, and Publisher of USA Weekend newspaper magazine (CBS Publishing). He then became Director of Corporate Marketing for the Enquirer-Star Group and American Media, and eventually served as Chairman and CEO of Sentry Communications prior to his retirement.
Pat was known as caring, witty, loyal, and larger than life. His family and friends will always remember his positivity, infectious smile, and adventurous spirit that led him to travel the world from Europe to Asia. He made the most of every day and as a Pisces always requested a water view, loved floating in his pool, rafting on the Snake River, swimming in the ocean, or cruising on a ship. He enjoyed celebrating with family, playing tennis with the "GOBs" as captain of the Woodway Country Club team, and listening to his beloved Sinatra. Every March, he watched "his" St. Patrick's Day Parade with the Amadan Society at the St. Regis in New York City.
He was a loyal fan of the N.Y. Yankees, the N.Y. Giants, Notre Dame football, and UCONN basketball.
As a resident of Darien, Connecticut, for over 45 years, Pat loved spending time at Pear Tree Point Beach, the Darien Library, and was an active member and supporter of the Darien Men's Association and the Darien Community Association.
He is survived by his devoted wife Judi Linskey, and his loving family: daughter Anmarie (Dean) Gaalaas; sons Kevin and Scott Linskey; stepdaughters Carol Hammersla and Alison (Jim) Slaba; stepson Scott Hammersla; his eight grandchildren Patrick, Danny, Emily, Amanda, Julia, Jackson, Kaylee, and Kolbe; and several nieces. Pat was predeceased by his parents and brother Edward.
There will be a private family celebration of Pat's life as he requested. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Cancer Society, or the Darien Community Association.