Obit mourns Na­tion­als fan’s death, lat­est blown lead

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“KILLEBREW, Pa­trick, ‘Pat,’ age 68, passed away peace­fully at home, June 20, 2017, af­ter watch­ing the Wash­ing­ton Na­tion­als re­lief pitch­ers blow yet an­other lead.”

That’s the start to the obit­u­ary the fam­ily placed in The Rich­mond Times-Dis­patch af­ter the death of Killebrew, an “avid” Na­tion­als fan. Killebrew, a long­time Vir­ginia at­tor­ney, died a day af­ter watch­ing Wash­ing­ton’s re­lief pitch­ers lose a six-run lead in a loss against the Mi­ami Mar­lins.

Killebrew’s 25-year-old son, Jake, said Mon­day he and his mother Rachel felt the good-na­tured obit was some­thing they had to do.

Pat Killebrew would have loved it, Jake adds.

The joke has helped Jake and his mom in griev­ing Killebrew’s un­ex­pected death at age 68, he says. Their kicker: “In lieu of flow­ers, send ‘donations’ to the `Na­tion­als Bullpen Fund.”’

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