FOWLER, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Patricia Ann May, of Fowler Township, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, September 11, 2020 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by family following a ten-month battle with cancer.
Pat was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on November 13, 1937 to Max and Bernadette (Kershner) Bartosh.
She graduated from Brookfield High School in 1955.
Shortly thereafter, she married her sweetheart, Dale F. May on November 22, 1958. Together over the course of 49 years, they made their homes in Hubbard, Lake Milton, Ashtabula and finally Fowler Township before Dale’s passing in 2007.
Along with being a devoted wife and mother, Patty had a variety of careers in data entry. Following her graduation, she began working for GM, then Packard Electric in their office before her retiring from Sharon Steel in 1992.
Mrs. May was a very active member of her beloved St. Thomas the Apostle Church where she was a member of the Ladies Guild and had held many positions within the group. She especially enjoyed traveling on the casino bus trips that were sponsored by the church.
Pat belonged to the same card club for over 65 years and had also remained active in her high school alumni group where she continued many loving and caring relationships with friends from grade school even until today.
Patty enjoyed life and lived by the philosophy of the glass is always half full. She will always be remembered by the many friends that she made wherever she went.
She leaves behind her daughters, Lynn Michalec and her husband, James, of Fowler and Luanne Morris and her husband, Scott, of Naples, Florida; five grandchildren, Kristina (Richard) Michalec-Neral, David (Janina) Michalec, Cory (Mia) Morris, James (Jenya) Michalec and Chad (Laura) Morris; six great-grandchildren with another one due at any time; her brother-in-law, John Rich of Las Vegas, Nevada, along with her many beloved friends.
In addition to her husband Dale, she was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Rita Rich.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Frank Zanni V.F. at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2020 in the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Vienna, Ohio.
Friend’s may visit with the family one hour prior to the start of Mass at the church on Saturday, September 19, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Burial will take place at Dugan Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of Dillon & Santucci Funeral Home, 4471 Warren-Sharon Road, Vienna, Ohio 44473 (330) 856-0918.
In memory of Pat, contributions may be made to St. Thomas the Apostle Women’s Guild.
Friends may visit www.dillon-santucci.com to sign the guestbook for Pat’s family.
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A television tribute will air Monday, September 14 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.