G. Patrick “Pat” Byrnes ’67 was born in Alta Dena, California, in 1945, and grew up in Bronxville, New York, and Palos Verdes, California. He graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School, SCU, and went on to get his MBA in insurance/pensions from the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. He was a former Marine, past president of the American Society of Professionals and Actuaries, and a proud member of ACOPA (Division of ASPPA devoted to the professional development of the actuarial members). He was a great leader, educator, and advocate for the private pension industry. Pat was also an active member of the Torrance business community as the owner of Actuarial Consultants, Inc. from 1983 until his retirement in 2016. Among many of his achievements was his devotion to bridging communication and relationships between the IRS and the private pension industry. He received the Harry T. Eidson Founders Award from ASPPA, The Commissioner’s Award, and the Director’s Award from the IRS, Los Angeles District. Pat’s friends and family knew him to be a person who felt deeply for others and opened his heart to help in any way needed. Outside of his career, his passion was photography. Pat passed away on Oct. 30, 2017, at the age of 72, surrounded by his family in his hospital room at Torrance Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Zo Byrnes, and his son, Ted, and daughter Gaelen Byrnes. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gracie Byrnes. He is survived by his sister, Gracie, his brothers, Robert (Carol) and Brian (Cia), sister Kate Byrnes (Michael) ’73, and many nieces and nephews.

08 Nov 2018