|Birth: ||Jan. 18, 1927|
Los Angeles County
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2008|
Patrick "Pat" Hustis, formerly of Bigfork, MT., passed from this world with quiet dignity at the age of 81 on June 26, 2008 at his home in Spokane, WA.
Pat was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1927. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy at a young age serving on the USS Schuylkill, an oil tanker, during WWII. He served his entire enlistment in the Pacific theater for which he was meritoriously decorated.
After his years in the Navy, Pat spent 40 years participating in the Motion Picture Industry as a teamster, actor and honorary stunt man. It was during this time Pat designed, perfected and operated his well-known "Hustis Camera Cars"; an integral part of filmmaking that allows for the close-up filming of chase and action sequences. He won special recognition for his chase scenes in the classic film "Bullitt" with Steve McQueen and "Smokey and the Bandit" with Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason.
In 1973 Pat married Faye Livingston of Great Falls, MT., and moved to Bigfork, MT, building their home on the shores of Flathead Lake and later, their second home on the banks of the Swan River. Instead of retiring, Pat and Faye helped build, co-owned and co-operated the Bigfork Marina in Bigfork's North Shore Harbor for 22 years.
In 2003 the Pat and Faye relocated to Spokane and Loon Lake, WA., where he continued to enjoy the restoration of his wooden Century runabout boat and his passion for boating and fishing.
Patrick was pre-deceased by daughters Patti Ann Hustis, Christine Baxter and his older brother William "Bill" Hustis. Parents were Evelyn Hustis and William "Hap" Hustis.
He is survived by his loving wife, Faye; brother Wayne Hustis of Van Nuys, CA whom passed in 2013; daughter Kelly Hustis of Santa Clarita, CA; step-son Mark Edwards of Las Vegas, NV; grandsons Patrick Dettman and his wife Lorraine of Heber City, UT and Matthew Bacon of Jacksonville, FL; and three beautiful great grand-daughters Baylee, Megan and Allison Dettman, also of Heber City, UT.
The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Spokane for their indispensable help and compassion in Pat's last days. At Pat's request there will be no services.
Created by: James Hustis
Record added: Jul 23, 2008
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