Patricia A. Lynch Bogdon

Patricia A. Lynch Bogdon, 69, peacefully passed away on the morning of Sunday, March 3, 2013, comforted by her sister, Claire. She valiantly fought to stay alive to share her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband and childhood sweetheart, Ronald Bogdon, on March 2. She will be welcomed in heaven by her daughter, Lisa, who had recently passed on Jan. 10. Patricia's heart will no longer ache with the loss of her child.

Patricia was born March 11, 1943, and grew up in Lee Park. She was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Clara E. Schramm Lynch. She graduated from Hanover Memorial High School in 1960.

Patricia moved to New Jersey in 1965, where she worked as a certified nurse's aide for more than 35 years at Raritan Health.

Patricia lived her life not only caring for others as an occupation; her greatest joy was helping those in need and taking good care of her family. If she had only $20 left in her purse she would quickly, without thought, hand it over to help.

She not only enjoyed cooking her famous pork chops and liver with onions for her family but always saved the leftovers for the wildlife outside her door. Patricia was a caring woman who easily loved, gave much and expected nothing in return. Her life here warmed many hearts and the loss of her here will be greatly missed and mourned by many.

Patricia chose to retire with her husband, returning to Pennsylvania where she was happily surrounded by loving family, the mountains and plentiful forests where she was raised. As she washed the dishes she would smile, appreciating the view from her window, feeling content to finally return home. Now she will be reunited once again and rest peacefully with God, her daughter, Lisa, her parents, sister, Marge, brother, Charles, and her well-loved brother-in-law, Willard Cramer.

Patricia is survived by her husband of 50 years, Ronald Bogdon; son, Brian Bogdon and his wife, Frances; and son, Ronald Bogdon. She was a proud "Grammie" to Cassandra and Jeremy Bogdon. Patricia loved and was so well-loved by her sisters, Claire Cohen and Mary Padden, and brother, William Lynch. Her nieces and nephews cared for her as a mother. Many will miss her and are too numerous to name.

The funeral service celebrating the lives of Patricia and Lisa will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Faustina Parish, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 6, 2013