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Patricia A. Schwenker


1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Schwenker (Gatterdam) Patricia A. Schwenker, 93 of Sarasota, formerly of Upper Arlington, OH, passed quietly into the arms of Our Lord in the early morning hours of May 16, 2017. Born June 7, 1923, to the late Nicholas and Eleanor Gatterdam, Patti was a graduate of St. Mary of the Springs. After having traveled the world as a stewardess for TWA, she married the love of her life, John D. "Jack" Schwenker, and together they began a beautiful life journey. Patti was a devoted wife, and fiercely protective loving mother. Her gracious, kind spirit endeared her to all that were blessed to call her friend. She was an avid tennis fan, playing into her 80's! Predeceased by brothers Nick, Rich, Jack and Chuck Gatterdam, and her adoring husband of 62 years, Jack Schwenker. Patti is survived by her brother, Jim Gatterdam; her children, Suzi (Mike) Widner, Grove City, OH, John (Jaynee) Schwenker Jr., Hilliard, OH, Ginny White, Sarasota, FL, Dan (Heather) Schwenker, Upper Arlington, OH, and Steve Schwenker, Sarasota, FL.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions Multiple Sclerosis Assn. of America, 375 King's Highway N., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, 800-532-7667, MSAA was Patti's choice as her son, Steve has MS.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 17, 2017
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