He was a life long resident of Wellsville who graduated from Wellsville High School in 1981. Pat was God's gift to his family, he loved Wellsville and the surrounding area. He had a heart of gold and was a friend to so many people. He was very involved in the community, he held various jobs but his favorite was driving people home safely. His nickname was “The Captain”.
He was a member of the Emerald Hook & Ladder Company, The Elk's Lodge #1495, Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps., The Moose Lodge #601, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sons of the American Legion Post #702, and Immaculate Conception Church. He received various community service rewards, but most recently was from Mayor Randy Shayler declaring April 12th as “Pat 'The Captain' McKinley Day”. Pat loved everybody and everybody loved Pat!
He is survived by: four brothers, Dennis (Kathy) McKinley of Raleigh, NC, Michael McKinley of Wellsville, Timothy (Kim) McKinley of Anchorage, AK, and James (Tonya) McKinley of Wellsville; four sisters, Mary George of Hornell, Maureen (Jason) Sibble of Wellsville, Margaret (Aaron) Whitehouse of Amherst, and Kate (Jim) Murphy of Wellsville; several loving nieces and nephews, Casey, Jaclyn, Keely, Brittany, Tessa, Miki, Connor, Jill, Megan, Laura, Jessica, Jimmy, Liam, Morgan, Mallory, Brooke, Sean, Jana, Sarah, Richie, and Gavin; several great-nieces and great-nephews, Nora, Lexine, Ella, Norma, Aubrey, Liam, Daxton, Rebel, Emery, Jayden, Alec, and Carley; and several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. Pat was predeceased, in addition to his parents, by: a brother, William “Billy” McKinley.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State Street, Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 11 am in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, with Reverend James Hartwell presiding. The service will be available via Facebook live stream on the J.W. Embser Sons Facebook page. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please consider memorial donations to the Father Brown Mission Club, P.O. Box 464, Wellsville, NY, 14895, or the Emerald Hook & Ladder Company, in care of Timothy Colligan 54 Herman Avenue, Wellsville, NY, 14895. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.