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“I am so sorry for your loss!! Pat and I were often opposing counsel, arguing against each other in court. He was a tough negotiator! This...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Janet Buttron

“Pat was a real good classmate at Fenwick, and always kept us from getting our heads too big with a funny comment or observation. My condolences to...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Jerry Maloney - Tokyo, Japan

“Very sorry to hear about Pat. Classmates Class of 75 ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Swanson - Hawthorn Woods, IL

“I was so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Pat and I became good friends while playing baseball at Fenwick. Because of our close proximity, we would...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: TJ Cahill - Elmhurst, IL

“My sincere condolence to all. Peace be with Pat. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Sue Puckett - Sterling, IL

“Thoughts and prayets to Pat and his family ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Cindy Schott - Sterling, IL

“Rest In Peace, Pat. My prayers to your children ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Kevin Conolty - Clearwater Beach, FL

“I'm so sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We went to St. Domitilla together. Condolences and prayers to the family. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Pam Waddle - Villa Park, IL

“Viki,and family i am so very sorry for the loss of Pat. I pray he is at peace. ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Debi Jimenez - East Moline, IL

“I am very sorry fore your loss. Patrick and I shared a room one year at Western. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Webb - Friend

“Our deepest condolences to the entire Liston Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this Difficult time. The Church Family ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Gina Church - Sarasota, FL

“My condolences to the Liston Family. Pat and I shared a room for a while at WIU. God bless my friend. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Tony Esposito - CLEARWATER, FL

“So sorry for the loss of Pat. May he be at peace now. Sending prayers to all of his family. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Papoccia

“Sending love and prayers. ClassmateOf his Son Patrick❤ ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Sade Banda - Sterling - classmate

“I have so many wonderful memories of Pat. He had a great laugh and a brilliant legal mind. I will always remember him perched on Jim's couch and...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Kay Smith - Morrison, IL - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. May he rest in Peace and we extend Peace to his family. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Don Garland - Marion, IA - Friend

“Rest In Peace brother ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Hair - Homer Glen, IL

“He was a fine lawyer and my friend. I wish him restful peace. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Tom Sanders - Sterling, IL


Patrick James Liston of Sterling was called home on Monday, October 5th, 2020 at the age of 63.

Pat was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky on April 5th, 1957 and grew up in Ireland and the western suburbs of Chicago. He graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park in 1975 and then from Western Illinois University in 1979. Upon graduation from The John Marshall Law School in 1985, he began practice as a defense attorney and later went on to become a prosecutor as an Assistant State's Attorney.

Pat, son of the late Patrick J and Maureen Liston, is survived by his 3 children Shannon (Eric) Bidlo, Patrick, and Caitlin as well as his 4 siblings Brian (Molly), Barbara (Larry) Chizewski, Maureen (J.J.) Dwyer and Noel (Maureen). The Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 9th at Visitation Catholic Church in Elmhurst, IL. Interment will take place at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.