Peninsula Macrobiotic Network Newsletter  
Number 128 February / March 2008 Peninsula Macrobiotic Community
 

Remembering Patrick McCarty
Patrick McCarty
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Macrobiotic Shiatsu Counselor Patrick McCarty on January 18, 2008. Prostate cancer cut his very active life short.

Patrick studied macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute where he met his mentor Shizuko Yamamoto, the originator of macrobiotic shiatsu which he embraced and promoted. A complementary pairing of different cultures and styles, Shizuko and Patrick taught and spread macrobiotics and shiatsu around the world, and collaborated on several books.

For nearly 20 years, Patrick and his then-wife Meredith co-directed the East-West Center for Macrobiotics in Eureka. They also hosted the Three Creeks Summer Camp.

Patrick was an integral part of the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community. Since our beginnings in 1987, Patrick visited regularly to do consultations and an after-dinner lecture. He came as often as once per month, frequently drawing large crowds to our Monday dinner and lecture. Patrick had a vast knowledge of health from both Eastern and Western perspectives, and an enthusiasm for macrobiotics that was infectious--we looked forward to getting a "Patrick-fix" every time he came. It was amazingly instructive to watch his demonstrations of a diagnosis/shiatsu treatment on volunteers.

Patrick wore his life on his sleeve where everyone could see it--you couldn't help but love him, root for him in his battle with prostate cancer, and feel deep sorrow at his passing. He leaves his wife Vashon and their young son Kean ("my greatest teacher"), four brothers, a large clientele--many whose lives he prolonged, and countless friends.

Patrick at French Meadows Summer Camp
Patrick McCarty
Patrick McCarty
Patrick McCarty
Patrick McCarty
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