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Patricia Ann Vishio

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On Saturday, March 1, Patricia Ann (Pat) Vishio, age 74, beloved wife of Anton J. Vishio, died of cancer at the Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. Pat was the devoted mother of five children: Anton, Jr. of New York City; Alexander of Baltimore; Krista of Silver Spring; Eva of Houston, TX; and Miriam of Rockville. She also is survived by seven grandchildren (Isabelle, Tyler, Maxwell, Zayden, Zak, Hana, and Liam) two step grandchildren (Jacob and Jeremy), and many nieces and nephews. One of ten children born in West Philadelphia to Mary Rose and William Myers, a World War I veteran wounded at the battle of Ch¿teau-Thierry, she later attended St. Joseph's University and taught in the city's parochial school system. In the mid-1960's, she moved to Baltimore where she taught first grade at the now Cardinal Shehan School in original Northwood. Subsequently, she left teaching to care for her five children. After a hiatus of eighteen years, she worked for many years as a librarian at the Gilman School in Roland Park. Throughout her time in Baltimore, she volunteered with the Special Olympics, at Paul's Place, at Our Daily Bread, and for other charities. She also taught religious education in the CCD program at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen parish for twelve years. Pat loved to travel, particularly to Italy, Greece, the Greek Islands, and Turkey. Ocean City and Cape Cod became her favorite USA destinations, and she spent many weeks each summer in one place or the other. She enjoyed birding and gardening, and invariably solved the Sun's daily crossword puzzle. A voracious reader both of fiction and biography, she would devour lengthy tomes in no time at all. Also surviving Patricia are three sisters: Ann Welch of Barnstead, NH; Dolores Trefelner of Clarendon Hills, IL; and Elsie Speck of Carbondale, IL; and three brothers: William of Philadelphia, PA; Edward of Owego, NY; and Joseph of Athens, NY. Friends will be received at the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 York Road (at beltway exit 26) on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on Saturday at 2:30 PM. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Pat's memory may be made to the following: Food For the Poor (6401 Lyons Road, PO Box 97904, Coconut Creek, FL 33097-9004), Wounded Warrior Project (PO Box 758541,Topeka KS 66675-8541), and Heifer International (1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202
Published in Baltimore Sun on Mar. 4, 2014
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