Remembering Patrick Torrey


November 19, 2022: A message from the President

To the St. Ambrose community and beyond, 

I am saddened to report the sudden passing of St. Ambrose student, Patrick Torrey. Patrick was a senior and psychology major from Pekin, IL. He shared his talents with our men's basketball program and his leadership and energy will be greatly missed by all. 

I invite the entire community to join me in offering thoughts and prayers for Patrick's parents, Tadd and Tricia Torrey, and all who have been impacted by this loss. May God wrap His arms around Patrick and his family and bring them comfort and peace during this difficult time.

I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our student services team for communicating with students about the resources and counseling services available on campus. More information about an on-campus memorial and celebration of Patrick's life will be available in the coming weeks. 

In Christ,

Amy Novak
President, St. Ambrose University

Please direct any questions or messages to 

November 25, 2022: Prayer service in memory of Patrick

On Monday, November 28, St. Ambrose students, faculty and staff will host a prayer service in memory of Patrick at 7PM in Christ the King Chapel. The memorial service is open to the public and friends are invited to bring letters of love, support and memories of Patrick for the Torrey family.

A rosary prayer service and funeral mass will also be held in memory of Patrick later this week in his hometown of Pekin, IL. More information can be found in his obituary.   

Remembering Patrick Torrey

Patrick Torrey was a senior and psychology major at St. Ambrose University. A leader on and off the court, Patrick scored 274 points and grabbed 235 rebounds throughout his basketball career at SAU.


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