Condolence & Memory Journal

Has been a year since you passed, Can ride in your memory today, but I will soon. Miss you a lot, just wanted to say hello...

Posted by JR Namida - Las Vegas, NV - Friend   January 02, 2022

Patrick, I only got the chance to know you for a little bit, but I'm still saddened by your loss. I am grateful for the short time that we got to be friends, and I certainly hope you are at peace now. Based on what your family and close friends say, I can tell that you were a wonderful and amazing person, and I feel so fortunate that I had the chance to know you, even for just a little bit. To your family and loved ones, I express my deepest sympathies, and I am sorry for your loss as well.

Posted by Eric Pudalov - Friend   October 21, 2021

I played with Pat in Severed Ties. One of the coolest people you ever met, made a lasting impression on me and his guitar playing was so real. RIP Pat.

Posted by Tink Lawing    May 18, 2021

I met pla through our mutual interest in computers, Linux, and photography. He used a song I produced as background music for a video he created:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9aaTd_MYbw

I thought it was the coolest thing that he wanted to use my music for a tech video demonstrating how many friends he had all over the globe. I still do, and he still does.

Posted by Klaatu Einzelganger - Wellington, SC - Friend   February 03, 2021

I met Pla on Mastodon where he used to post very nice pictures of his cycling rides. I might have chatted with him only few times but they were enough to transmit his energy and love of life.
I will miss his kindness and pictures of his adventures on 2 wheels.
My condolences to Patrick's family and friends.
Ride on, PLA.

Posted by Gianfranco Pellegrino - Chicago, IL - acquaintance   January 29, 2021

I often chatted with @pla online.
His cycle rides were an inspiration. Reading his blogs, and looking a the photos and maps of his rides was joyful. The world is diminished by his untimely passing.

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With countless photos while cycling, I met a good friend in the Fediversum.

Patrick gave me valuable tips for a private stroke of fate. Many private conversations have grown amicably.

My greatest respect for his performance on his bike.
I am very sad about that lost.

My condolences to the family and friends.

Friendley greats from Germany.

Posted by Kranos Kranisimo - Germany - Friend   January 17, 2021

2021 started very sad with the news of Patrick's passing.. Unfortunately I never met Patrick in person but on the Fediverse (@PLA) he was such a great friend and tech father!
Thank you for all the wonderful conversations and tips my friend. I will miss you dearly. Ride on my friend!

Love,
stux

Posted by stux mstdn - Acquaintance   January 17, 2021

I was heartbroken to hear of PLA's passing. I worked with him at Home Telecom for many years. Like Jodi mentioned, I can't think of Pat without thinking of his red and green Converse at the Christmas party. He always had a great attitude and never let anything get him down. I was touched to read about all of the people he has impacted around the globe through both cycling and software development networks. The world has lost a true gem.

Posted by Heather McGrath - Charleston, SC - Coworker   January 14, 2021

This link is to some of PLA's music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqkpXpREnh8

Posted by tim Austin - Sevierville, TN - friend   January 12, 2021

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about PLA's passing. I have worked with PLA for almost 17 years and it has been a pleasure getting to know him during this time. I am truly heartbroken and will miss him so much. My favorite memory of PLA is when he would show up to our Home Telecom Christmas parties wearing one red and one green Converse tennis shoe. I thought that was hilarious and only PLA could pull it off so well! Please know that your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jodi McCall - Moncks Corner, SC - Coworker   January 12, 2021

What a shock. Worked at Home Telecom with PLA for 24 years prior to my retirement.
He could Tear-Up a computer.
He could Tear-Up a guitar.
Coworker and Friend.

Posted by Claude Sykes - Hendersonville, NC - Coworker   January 11, 2021

From the Cronin family - we send our thoughts and prayers to your family for peace & comfort during your time of great sorrow!
God Bless you! ❤

Posted by Anne Tyler - Summerville, SC - Friend   January 10, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Patrick's untimely death. I have such fond memories of him and your family as you grew up on John Rutledge. I am praying that God will fill each of you with His peace, comfort and love in the days ahead.

Posted by Mattie Nielsen - Charleston, SC - Family Friend   January 10, 2021

Pat or like most of those of us who worked with him knew him, PLA was a ONE of a kind all round "GREAT GUY"! He was one of those men that could say more by saying nothing than most of us can by attempting to explain something. He was more than a coworker to me, he was one man I am so happy to call and have known as a true "friend". He is and will always be missed! God, has again taken 0ne of the good ones home! Bless you ,PLA.

Posted by Mark Davis    January 10, 2021

I'm from the Netherlands and I met Patrick online because we shared the same passion for cycling. He was always kind enough to answer any question I had. He truly inspired me to get my bicycle and get out on the road. I will miss him.

Posted by Eric Buijs - acquaintance   January 10, 2021

Patrick or @pla as I knew him was an inspiration to me. As a fellow cyclist his passion was infectious. I'm so sorry for his families loss and send you all my sympathy and best regards from Broken Hill in Australia.

Posted by Ruben Hillier - Acquaintance   January 10, 2021

It was a pleasure to have worked with pla.I remember when he walked in the door @ HTC. Would always help anyone who needed it.Great guy.

Posted by Robert Myers - Ridgeville, SC - Coworker   January 10, 2021

The man that shared cycling photos with me on Mastodon and Strava, we never met, but traded barbs and stores about the locations he showed me on the other side of this country.

I will miss an amazing cyclist and friend. My best to your family in this trying time, I will miss you...

JR

Posted by JR Namida - Las vegas, NV - Friend   January 09, 2021

I am very sorry for your loss. Please know that Patrick enriched the lives of many around the world on the Mastodon and Pleroma social networks with his unfailing kindness and reports of his cycling adventures. I enjoyed the pictures he would post during his rides. I will miss him.

Posted by Normand Chamberland - Québec City - Acquaintance   January 09, 2021

Thank you Patrick for your energy, your kindness and gentleness. You were an admirable and well-loved person. Even though I never met you, I will terribly miss you. Ride on. ☮

My deepest condolences to Patrick's family and friends. Descanse en paz.

Posted by Antón López - Leioa, Spain - Acquaintance   January 09, 2021

I've been a privileged acquaintance of Patrick's since the beginning of the summer of 2020. We met on a Mastodon instance, and from there connected on Twitter and Strava. He was a hero to me, covering endless miles of roads like I could only dream of doing when I was a kid. Amazing strength, he had, but he always came across to me as a gentle person, always upbeat, never complaining at the hardships thrown in his path.

He told me once he was an introvert, and the proof was evident in that in the time I've known him he never talked about himself, on of his achievements, and modestly happy at that. I'll miss this character. I wish I had gotten to know him better.

RIP. Patrick. The roads are the best, the weather perfect, the winds always at your back, where you have gone.

Posted by Paul Bucalo - Upstate NY, NY - Friend   January 09, 2021

I only knew Pla from his posts on the Fediverse, but I will really miss him. I always enjoyed seeing his cycling and technology posts; every one of them brought a bit of joy to my timeline.

Cycle on, Pla.

Posted by Abloo na - WI - Acquaintance   January 09, 2021

Patrick was one of my first followers on the Fediverse. I realized quickly that he was the person behind one of the most active accounts in the international cycling community. He regularly shared photos and experiences from his rides. And even though he must have experienced lots of negative encounters with aggressive drivers, he always managed to focus on the positive aspects and was always full of a "peace, keep on riding!" spirit. I am sure he not only inspired me, but people all across the globe.

Posted by hollma@x0r.be    January 09, 2021

Patrick was a genuinely nice guy and we will all miss his style online. He only had nice things to share, all the time. A rare treat among people.
I am hopeful that the killer is brought to justice and that his love of cycling in south carolina is brought to others who may not have had a chance to know him.

Posted by Pine    January 09, 2021

This came as a shock, not just to me, but a great deal of people in the software community Patrick was a part of. He helped me troubleshoot stuff more than once, and I could never thank him enough.

I am sorry for your loss, people who knew him in the offline world, because I believe he was even more vibrant and colourful than his online presence. I will miss his cycling updates, as his passion for what he was doing shined through in every new post like a lighthouse in the fog. I am grateful to have followed such an inspiring person as Patrick.

Hvil i fred.

Posted by Vala - Agder, Norway - acquaintance   January 09, 2021

I only knew Patrick from his posts on the Fediverse, but his positivity was infectious and I loved seeing his regular bike riding pics. My heart goes out to his family. God bless.

Posted by Moon - Tucson, AZ - acquaintance   January 09, 2021

Au revoir mon bon ami de Strava et de Mastodon, ton vélo jaune, tes photos de la Caroline du Sud et ton grand sourire vont nous manquer.
Mes plus sincères condoléances à sa famille, en particulier à Steven qui a annoncé la nouvelle à ses amis cyclistes.
Love from France.

Posted by Xavier R.    January 09, 2021

I never met Patrick in person. I come from Norway. Patrick would share his bike rides on the Internet, and his enthusiasm was palpable. There are many of us who enjoyed the pictures of his travels, and admired that a man of his age was in such good shape. In December, Patrick bought a copy of an imaginary map that I made. Seeing his name in my business accounts is a strange feeling. Bikers live dangerously, but I had never expected it to happen to Patrick. Best wishes to the Archibald family from Norway.

Posted by Thor H. Johansen - Oslo, Norway - acquaintance   January 09, 2021

To the Archibald family, my most sincere and heartfelt condolences on your loss. Pat (Arch) was my best friend growing up. From burning up the roads on bicycles, I remember well his chopped out banana seat bike on which he could ride a wheelie over the horizon. The many adventures fishing the Goose Creek reservoir and the creek in the front of my childhood home. The times he helped on our farm so we could fish Lake Moultrie and of course his God given talent on a guitar. I am most assuredly heartbroken, but I count myself as fortunate to have called him my friend.

Posted by Tim Austin - Sevierville, TN   January 09, 2021

To the Archibald family, my most sincere and heartfelt condolences on your loss. Pat (Arch) was my best friend growing up. From burning up the roads on bicycles, I remember well his chopped out banana seat bike on which he could ride a wheelie over the horizon. The many adventures fishing the Goose Creek resevior and the creek in the front of my childhood home. The times he helped on our farm so we could fish Lake Moultrie and of course his God given talent on a guitar. I am most assuredly heartbroken, but I count myself as fortunate to have called him my friend.

Posted by Tim Austin    January 09, 2021

Patrick, you are going to be missed. - Your passion for cycling was incredible. I really enjoyed being able to see what you were up to when I had a chance to log into my computer on the weekends... I raise my cup of coffee to you my friend. The world will not be the same without you here.

Posted by Randy Noseworthy - Lorain, OH - friend   January 09, 2021

As a cyclist, I would regularly look at Patrick´s routes to find places to ride all around the low country. He posted all sorts of cool pictures of where he would ride. He definitely had plenty of joy and adventure! We crossed paths a couple time- I recognized him by the all yellow. Even though I never knew Patrick, the news has deeply affected me as a young cyclist. So so sad to hear about this and praying for peace for everyone!

Posted by Noah    January 08, 2021

Prayers sent for comfort and peace to Pat's family and friends. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Irene Singletary    January 08, 2021

Well my ole friend I just heard the news and I didn't want to believe it, I'll always cherish the band days that were so much fun. My prayers are with you and your family. -Kyle-

Posted by Kyle Vorhis - Ladson, SC - friend   January 08, 2021

Prayers and hugs to all of the Archibald family! Such a terrible shock. We will always be connected through Patrick's and my son. He was a good man, and I have good memories of our early times together. May the Lord's comfort, peace and grace be felt by each family member.

Posted by Gwen Walker    January 08, 2021

Sending my deepest Condolences and Praying the God gives Archibald's Family the strength you need at this time.

Posted by Lois Frazier - Moncks Corner, SC - coworker   January 08, 2021

Patrick was a customers of subway everyday. We enjoyed talking to him, I even knew I´m his order by heart! So sad to hear of him passing away. Prayers are with his family.

Posted by Danielle Butler    January 08, 2021

Praying God will help provide strength and guidance in the days ahead for PLA's family and friends. He will definitely be missed by many.

Posted by Janice Welch    January 08, 2021

So sorry for your loss, prayers to the family. Pat will be missed.

Posted by Lynn Bunch    January 08, 2021

So saddened to see read of Patrick´s passing. My thoughts are with the Archibald family and pray for your comfort.

Posted by Mike Lankford    January 08, 2021

Praying that God will wrap his arms around The Archibald Family and strengthen them in times like these

Posted by Mary Smith    January 08, 2021

Archibald Family,
Sorry for the lost of a co-worker and a great friend. Prayers for your family. Angie

Posted by Angela M Nelson    January 08, 2021

All of my memories of Pat will forever be in my heart. We partied with Pat when he was in Severed Ties band. He will be dearly missed.

Posted by Lynn Gaudig    January 08, 2021

Martha, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying that the memories of your brother will help to ease the pain of his death. Sending much Love,

Posted by Elmire Raven    January 08, 2021