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Rocky River student killed in UTV crash honored by community

Posted at 11:08 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 23:25:58-04

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Chris Green reminisced on his son Patrick's life in front of hundreds of friends, family and community members who gathered to honor him.

"There's literally nothing worse as a parent or sister, than having to bury your son and brother," Green said. "We loved Patrick fiercely for 19 years and we'll always love him fiercely," Green said.

Patrick's younger sisters tearfully revealed a bench and a rock dedicated to him in front of Rocky River High School where he was a punter on the football team, a great student and overall good guy, according to those who knew him best.

"Patrick was the type of kid who was always smiling, always happy and he was always willing to help people out," said Rob Winton, Rocky River High School principal.

19-year-old Patrick Green was killed in late June. He was a passenger on a 2013 Can-AM UTV that flipped over on South Bass Island.

The community is still reeling from his sudden death.

Patrick's legacy will live on through the memorials revealed Friday, but also through a scholarship donation. $50,000 will be donated to the Rocky River Education Foundation in Patrick's name.

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