Patrick Glestead Ellserg
1949 - 2021
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July 13, 1949 ˜ February 4, 2021

Patrick Glestad Ellsberg, 71, beloved teacher and coach, passed on while putting on his running shoes, Feb. 4. Pat had taught and coached in the Lower Columbia area for the last 40 years.
Born July 13, 1949, in Vallejo, CA, to Dr. Alan and Luella (Glestad) Ellsberg, Pat grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, graduating from Terra Linda High School in San Rafael.
Pat went on to earn a degree in business from Chico State University and a master’s degree from the Haas School of business at UC Berkeley. After working for several years as a project director for the government accounting office, (GAO) Pat settled in Astoria, OR, where he had family.
Pat taught for several years in the Business Management Program at Clatsop Community College and finished a 30-year teaching stint at Lower Columbia Community College where he headed the business department.
A record setting high school shot and disc thrower, Pat competed successfully in masters meets all over the Northwest. His true love, however, was coaching and he coached dozens of champion throwers at Neahkahnie High School, Astoria High School and athletes from all over the Northwest. He joined his brother, Bob in helping to lead the Astoria High School girls to a “Three peat” Oregon State Championship.
Pat loved to travel. He toured much of Europe and Asia over the years, first with friends, and later taking his whole family on long vacations around the world. He had a curious mind and loved to see and do new things. A major contributor to his community, Pat did public service as a third generation Rotarian, taking part in projects for several different clubs. Over his lifetime he gave to the Red Cross over 10 gallons of blood, doing all he could for his fellow man.
Pat met his wife, Vicki Beatty, in Astoria and they had two children, Kristen and Kevin. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Vicki; daughter, Kristen Ellsberg Lengvenis (Kevin); son, Kevin Ellsberg (Annabelle); three grandchildren; siblings, Bob Ellsberg (Claudia), Mary Ellsberg Bjornskov (Andre), Suzanne Ellsberg Titchenal (Joe); brother-in-law, James Beatty (Angela); sister-in-law, Stephanie Beatty; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers you may donate in his honor to the Navy Seal Foundation.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 11, 2021.
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February 12, 2021
We appreciated knowing Pat as a good neighbor and friend. He was proactive in many improvements and generously shared fruits and berries. We will miss conversations and will miss him very much.
Jim and Gayle Dever
February 11, 2021
To the Ellsberg family we both want to offer our deepest sympathy and condolences for the sad loss of your husband, father, and brother. I first met Pat at track meets over 20 years ago when my daughter, Tammy, was throwing for Ridgefield High. Pat took extra time to give her help, strategy, and pointers, and even met a week-end or two. Also, I just missed working with Vicki as I retired from teaching at Minnehaha in 1997. Again, our most sincere sympathies, Pat and Delores Carlson, Ridgefield
Pat Carlson
February 11, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Mona Ellis
February 11, 2021
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