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Patrick J. Gravage, 82, of Billings, who had been a teacher, principal and sports official in Livingston, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Highgate Senior Living Center.
He was born Nov. 13, 1930, in Scranton, Pa., to Peter and Celesta (Mahon) Gravage. He graduated from Minooka High School. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and was honorably discharged in 1954, serving in the Philippine Islands.
On Dec. 28, 1954, he married Sheila McCarthy in Townsend. He received his master’s of education degree from Montana State College.
He was a teacher and coach in Geraldine and Townsend until accepting a teaching position in Livingston in 1963.
He spent the rest of his career in Livingston as a teacher and principal. He was a sports official in football, basketball, and baseball at both high school and college levels.
Mr. Gravage retired from the Livingston school system in 1986.
He had received care from Rocky Mountain Hospice.
Survivors include his wife, Sheila of Billings; a son, Dan of Livingston; daughters, Diane Ridgway and Kathryn, both of Billings; a son, John of Thornton, Colo.; nine grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Gavala of Scranton, Pa.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Livingston. A reception will follow. Inurnment will be at a later date in Townsend.
Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.