Albert Patrick Marcantel

June 22, 1964 ~ July 5, 2011

Albert "Patrick" Marcantel, 47, of Lake Charles died Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in a local hospital.

Patrick was born on June 22, 1964, in Kinder, LA and was reared in Oberlin where he graduated from Oberlin High School with a band scholarship to McNeese State University. Upon completing a B.A. degree in Mass Communications he began his career at KPLC where he met his lovely wife Judy. They resided in DeRidder for ten years, where he was employed at Boise Cascade. They relocated to Lake Charles ten years ago where his talent and ambition led him to invest in the ownership and publishing of The Times of Southwest Louisiana. He also owned and operated I.D. Marketing through which he conducted numerous successful political campaigns.

A few of Patrick's hobbies included photography, music, NASCAR, computer networking, and researching his family tree. The highlight of his high school years was participating in the Sound of America National Band and Chorus. He toured Europe and came back with many fun stories to tell his family and friends. He was a great entertainer who enjoyed spending time kicked-back poolside with friends and family who were more than happy to gather for his stories and famous barbeque. Patrick was a loving and devoted husband and father who cherished time spent with his wife and daughters, Karly and Ashley. Throughout his life Patrick had a personal relationship with his Lord, Jesus Christ. It connected him to people from all walks of life.

Patrick was a member of the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance's board of directors, Fusion Five, and the Ad and Press Club of Southwest Louisiana. He served on the Board of the Downtown Development Authority and was a co-chairman of the Millennium Park Public Relations Committee. Patrick volunteered for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Great Strides Committee and the Boy Scouts. He participated in the Leadership Louisiana program of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL). While it is impossible to capture in words what his life meant to his family and community, his many accomplishments and community involvement offer a glimpse of Patrick's true character.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Judy Cinquemano Marcantel; two daughters, Karly and Ashley Marcantel, both of Lake Charles; his mother, Pat Carroll Marcantel of Lake Charles; two sisters, Laurie Marcantel of Colorado and Michele Marcantel of Kinder; three brothers, Carey Marcantel and wife Diane of Oberlin, Philip Marcantel and wife Becky of Kinder, and Michael Marcantel and wife Carol of Texas; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Larry and Karen Cinquemano of Lake Charles; and numerous extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Lee "Brother" Marcantel and a sister, Mary Alice Guillory.

Visitation will be at Trinity Baptist Church, 1800 Country Club Road, from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 8, and will continue from 1 p.m. on Saturday until service time. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Trinity Baptist Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Pastor John Bosman will officiate. Burial will be at Consolata Cemetery.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at

"A good name is better than fine perfume,

And the day of death better than the day of birth.

It is better to go to a house of mourning

Than to go to a house of feasting,

For death is the destiny of every man;

The living should take this to heart."

Ecclesiastes 7:1-2

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  1. Dear Judy, It has been such a long time since I met Patrick and you through Bubba and Lisa Wisby. I was so saddened to hear the news about Patrick when we got to church this morning. It is so hard at times to understand the why in these situations. I know you will have to be strong for your girls, but also find some private time and some friends, you can vent to. James and I will keep you in our prayers. So sorry we lost touch for all those years. I can still remember walking in the park with Lisa and you. Praying for strength in the days ahead, Andrea Jenkins

  2. Dear Judy,I thought the world of Patrick. He was my cousin and I loved him dearly. He represented the best of the Marcantel family. He left us too soon. He will be greatly missed.

  3. I am terribly sorry to hear of Patrick's death. He was one of my best students in Mass Communication at McNeese, and I follow his professional career with great satisfaction. From the first, he radiated success. I had no doubt that he would succeed and that his accomplishments would benefit everyone–whole communities–around him. Please accept my condolences for your loss.

  4. I first met Patrick 25 years ago when he started at Boise Cascade in DeRidder. I was a vendor that sold the Video equipment used by Patrick. I was impressed with Patrick's intelligence, enthusiasm, and work ethic. We soon became friends and kept in touch with each other over the years. Whenever he was in Lafayette, we would have lunch together. I will miss him! There are not many people in this world quite like Patrick, he was truly one of a kind. I feel truly blessed to have been fortunate enough to be his friend. He is in a better place now… GOD Bless you Patrick.

  5. I had the pleasure of working w/Patrick on 3 campaigns: Kay Iles (former state rep.), Sheriff Ricky Moses, and Judge Martha O'Neal. He was a great person, devoted family man, and obviously a Christian. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. God be with the Marcantel family; you have many memories to treasure and comfort you.

  6. I met Patrick while I was working in the Civil Office of Beauregard Parish Sheriff Dept. Patrick was helping with the campaign for Ricky Moses for Sheriff at that time. Patrick was always so cheerful and upbeat. He seemed to be a very fine person. I am very sorry about the sudden passig of Patrick. You are all in my thoughts and prayers duing this difficult time. I know that he will be dearly missed.

  7. I went to school at Oberlin High with Patrick and graduated two years ahead of him. He was in the band with my sister (Susan) and never at a loss for words. He was always wearing a smile and had nothing but positive things to say about anyone. He was a great person and will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Judy and Family, Herman and I want to offer our deepest sympathy in the lost of your belove Husband Patrick.. God blessing to you and your family Patsy and Herman Manuel

  9. Judy and girls…Leslie and I are sorry we were unable to pay our respects! May the love of God be felt all around you now and the days to come. God Bless, Deanna and Leslie

  10. Judy, Ashley and Karley, our thoughts are with you during this tremendous loss. I hope you can find solace and peace in the memories of your sweet and precious family together.

  11. Judy, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you find peace and comfort in the cherished memories of your dear husband, Patrick.

  12. Judy:Patrick was A great person and buddy of mine. Working with him in DeRidder was A fun time in my life. Thing of you,Karly and Ashley always Jim.

  13. Karly, We're so sorry to hear about your father. You are a precious girl God loves you very much! We still remember the way you used to help us when we taught you 5th grade Sunday School. We love you we're praying for you, your mom, your sister. –Martin Cheryl Redmond

  14. My condolences to the Marcantel family. Patrick graduated a year before me at Oberlin High School and we had several classes together. Patrick was always friendly had a great sense of humor.

  15. My heart goes out to all of your family. I first met Patrick in band at McNeese and would see him periodically throughout the years. On those occasions, it was as if no time had passed at all and we sort of picked up where we left off. I really loved Patrick a lot. He was a kind, decent, honest man. I'm going to miss him. He always made me feel so special. That's because he, himself, was so special. Please know of my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

  16. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends from CABL, and all Patrick's friends in Leadership Louisiana. Patrick was always helpful and quick to volunteer his time, energy and more. He was a joy to know, a valued professional colleague, and always interested and engaged in the betterment of his community and state. We are so sad about his passing, much too young. He will be missed.

  17. Our family's condolences on the loss of Patrick.Danny knew him as a fellow classmate and basketball team player. I knew him as a student throughout his school years and enjoyed his wit and personality as well as his learning abilities. He grew up to be a fine man and I know you all will miss him.Our thoughts and prayers,Sharon, Gerald and Danny

  18. our hearts and prays goes out to your family and we will keep you and the familys that was left behind in our prays

  19. Pat and Children:What a loss! Patrick always brought a smile–so enthusiastic, so polite, so full of life.Please accept our heartfelt condolences for his passing.May God Bless All of YOU!!

  20. Patrick used to come over to our home along with some of the McNesse band members way back when. It was a pleasure knowing Patrick. He was a kind and funny guy. He will surely be missed by us all. Another beautiful soul has entered God's Kingdom, just as He promised us.

  21. So very sorry for your loss. If you looked in the dictionary under people person, there is sure to be a picture of Pat there. He was drum captain at McNeese when I first started. He was a great leader and motivator and always went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. He will be missed by so many of us.

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