Patrick Joseph Vachon, 54, died on May 16. Preceded in death by his parents, Victor Joseph Vachon and Mary Leone Hawkins Vachon, Patrick is survived by his partner, Jason Komar; children, Anton and Parker Komar-Vachon; and a host of family and friends. Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan, he obtained a master’s degree in psychology and was a social worker in Houston. His passion was his family, flowers and gardening, and was one of OutSmart’s first regular contributors. A funeral service was held May 23 in the chapel of Cypress-Fairbanks Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Patrick’s memory may be made to their children’s education fund. Please make checks payable to Jason Komar at 1211 Del Norte, Houston, Texas 77018, writing “education fund” in the check’s memo section.