Patrick Michael Kerivan "Pat" 

After They Are Gone

When someone we love passes away,
We ache, but we go on;
Our dear departed would want us to heal,
After they are gone.

Grief is a normal way to mend
The anguish and pain in our hearts;
We need time to remember and time to mourn,
Before the recovery starts.

Let's draw together to recuperate,
As we go through this period of sorrow;
Let's help each other, with tender care
To find a brighter tomorrow.

By Joanna Fuchs

Guest Book

A man is not dead until he is forgotten. Go in peace and remember you are not forgotten while I am still on patrol.



Patrick Michael Kerivan
JANUARY 22, 1949  DECEMBER 23, 2019

Debbie Torvend & Pat Karavan
R.I.P. my sweet friend

Cori Robinson-Prunella
This makes my heart sad. RIP sir

Mark Curtis
R.I.P. and Semper Fi Brother!

Jim Carrabis
RIP Semper Fi Brother

Michael Stone
Rest easy Pat

Mike Mccormac

Duane Torvend
RIP Recon brother

Doug Wolfe
RIP brother.

John Stadler
Pat Kerrivan?
I went all through ITR, BITS and Recon school with him. He was a good friend I just didn’t recognize him in the photos.
RIP brother!

John Stadler
I saw him just before he got sent home, was in NSA. I considered him a good friend.

Mike Shokatz
R.I.P. Recon brother, you will be missed. Semper Fi

Michael Willis
Another brother in Valhalla. Smiling and true he stayed the way. It is your time to rest now. See you on the other side. Semper Fi

Ma Jeruss

Debbie Torvend
R.I.P. my sweet friend

Lori Torvend-Baremore
So sad to hear..RIP

Steve Willsey

Brett Downie
So glad I got to see him again. Always in our hearts and minds. We will celebrate all the time we had with you. Gone but never forgotten. RIP Pat

Dennis Atchison
So very strong so loved RIP brother he has new orders

Pat Karavan, Bravo Company

1st Recon Battalion Association

Photo Gallery 1968-2019

Part 2 of 5

Bravo Campany 1969 - 1970

1st Recon Battalion

Patrick Michael Kerivan was born on January 22, 1949 and passed away on December 23, 2019

Patrick Michael Kerivan
JANUARY 22, 1949 – DECEMBER 23, 2019

Rod Downie & Pat Kerivan 1969

Rod Downie & Pat Kerivan 2007

Shangri-La Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach, California


Shangri-La Huntington Beach

1st Recon Battalion

Bravo Company 1969-1970

1949 - 2019


Jim Carrabis
January 12, 2020

Rose Adame
January 12, 2020

Dear, dear Pat,
You were such an amazing, generous, and wise man. Always had a such a genuine hello and smile to share with me. Thank you so much for everything!

I will always remember you by the beautiful garden you had and your fish tank, but more than anything your generosity. You were one kind man.

I’m grateful that I was able to visit you one last time; even then, your courage and smile shined right through.

May you continue to smile in the Heavens above us,

Jim Carrabia
January 6, 2020

We have been friends for over 50 years ..he will be missed thoughts and prayers to the family. SEMPER FI

Chris Ruth
January 5, 2020

Thanks so much for being the best thing to ever happen to us. Words can not express how grateful we are for always being there for the both of us and raising us, as crazy of a ride as it was. We love and miss you more than words can describe.

Forever in our hearts,
Christopher and Michelle


John and Carol Guillory
January 2, 2020

Pat Kerivan, you gave us a countless number of wonderful memories. You as a person, your smile, your crazy ways, will always be a memory we will cherish.

You truly did invent "extreme sports" before they even had a name for it ... you were always fun.

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Semper Fi

John and Carol Guillory

Lucia Ruth
December 31, 2019


When tomorrow starts without me
And I’m not here to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
filled with tears for me

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We did not get to say

I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you’ll miss me too

But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand

The angel said my place was ready
In heaven far above
And that I would have to leave behind
All those I dearly love

So when tomorrow starts without me
Don’t think we’re far apart
For every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart

Debbie Torvend
December 30, 2019

I’m so happy that I got to see you one last time. R.I.P. sweet man, you will be greatly missed. Semper Fi.💔❤️

Robert Lang
December 30, 2019

It was an honor to meet you (agian) at this last reunion, thank you for your service and for your sacrifices, rest easy Marine.

Windie Atchison
December 30, 2019

I am thankful for you. R.I.P you will forever be missed.

Michael Shokatz
December 30, 2019

R.I.P. my Recon brother. You will be missed. Semper Fi


Patrick Michael Kerivan "Pat" 

1st Recon Battalion Association

Membership Director/Webmaster

Pat Karavan, Bravo Company

1st Recon Battalion Association

Photo Gallery 1968-2019

November 8th - 12th, 2019

Blue Spruce 68-69