Hundreds come out to say goodbye to a man who played an important role in their childhoods: J.P. Patches (1928-2012)

Gone - but NEVER to be forgotten.

That - along with the power of laughter - were the themes of Saturday's public tribute to a man who touched the lives of thousands of Northwesterners - young and old: J-P Patches.

Writer's note: Grampa TickTock, which you'll notice sat center stage, kept perfect, accurate time throughout the memorial.