Patrick Bristoll Middleswart Loring, 55, passed away at his lovingly hand-built home on Wednesday, Dec. 22. He was born June 18, 1955, in Des Moines, Iowa. His parents were Patricia and Dennis Middleswart.

He moved from Iowa to Maine in junior high. He graduated from Searsport District High School in 1974.

Patrick built his beautiful home with his family, which he surrounded with ponds, flower and vegetable gardens. His favorite pastime was canning and making jams for all his friends and family.

Patrick attended the University of Maine Augusta where he obtained his graphic arts degree. He lived briefly in Arizona, and traveled across Europe to visit his brother in Germany. He loved bike trips on his motorcycle with his wife, son and daughter, and sailing Penobscot Bay.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice (Koopman) Loring; two children: a daughter, Jennifer, and a son, Stephen, all of Searsport; his father, Dennis A. Middleswart and wife, Ginny, his sister-in-law, Debbie Middleswart, and niece, Casey Middleswart, all of Searsport, and nephew, Ryan Middleswart and wife, Nicole, and great-nephew, Carter, of Winterport.

Patrick is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Pete and Bev Loring, and cousin Patty Benamati and husband, Mike, and their children, Chris and Nathan, all of Saco, and Scott and Brad Loring. He also leaves behind his wife’s out-of-state family, Fred and Doris Koopman, Jane and Walter Rodriguez and sons, Darren and Ryan, Mark Koopman and children, Holly and James Clifford and daughters, Laura and Rebecca, and Carolyn Koopman of Searsport, as well as his life-long friends, Walter and Nancy Rice of Massachusetts.

Patrick was predeceased by his mother, Patricia Ann Middleswart, his cousin, Bobby Loring, his brother, Blaine J. Middleswart, and baby David. He will be buried with David in the Seaview Cemetery in Rockport.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the Abundant Grace Church in Searsmont. Arrangements are under the care of Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.