Patricia Ann Wonders Schellhammer, 75, of Bradford, died Saturday (Dec. 13, 2014) at her residence following a lengthy illness.
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Born Dec. 29, 1938, she was the only child of Richard H. and Geraldine Burkhard Wonders. On July 30, 1960, at St. Patrick Church in Johnstown, she married Charles Thomas "C.T." Schellhammer, who died Nov. 23, 2013.
She was a 1956 graduate of the former Johnstown Catholic High School, and a 1959 graduate of the Johnstown Mercy Hospital nursing program. A registered nurse, she worked at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, and then became a full-time mother. The family relocated to Pittsburgh, and then to Bradford.
When her sixth child was in school, she went to work for Bradford Hospital, where she worked until 1997, retiring for medical reasons. While at Bradford Hospital, she worked in the obstetrics department, caring for newborn babies in the nursery. She taught childbirth class and sibling class for the hospital.
She loved to travel, seeing much of America and visiting Brazil and Australia.
Surviving are five sons, Dr. Richard (Mary) Schellhammer of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Michael (Tammy Scouten) Schellhammer of Bainbridge, Karl (Teresa Smith) Schellhammer of Bradford, Eric (Lisa Johnston) of Bradford, and Kirk (Marcie) Schellhammer of Smethport; one daughter, Jerrianne (Henry) Chmielefski of Collegeville; grandchildren, Maegan (Bryan Bethany), Lorelei (Phillip) Worland, Kiersten Schellhammer, Joshua, Elizabeth, Jeremy and Dakota Schellhammer, Thomas, Kasey and Aaron Schellhammer, Sylvia (Brandon) Rethmel, Emily Schellhammer; Matt, Kate, Henry Jr., Sarah, Justin and Joseph Chmielefski; four great-grandchildren, Mariah, Trey and Marcus Rethmel and Phillip Worland Jr.; one brother-in-law, Ed Schellhammer of Johnstown; three sisters-in-law, Helen Dawson and Dorothy and Helene Schellhammer; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband.
At Pat's request, there will be no services. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a
Arrangements are under the direction of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc. Online condolences can be sent at www.maschofuneral.com.
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Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2014