Patricia A. Pelkowski VanTassell, 76 of Lake City, died unexpectedly on Sunday October 7, 2012 at UPMC Hamot. She was born June 21, 1936 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Arthur and Dorothy Patterson Hamrick. Patricia graduated from the Bloomfield Twp. High School and later worked at various locations throughout Erie County as a waitress. She also co- owned the Thunderbird Motel in Erie for several years. Most recently she had been a homemaker. She was a member of the First Alliance Church in Erie, Volunteered at the Shriners Hospital for Children and enjoyed assisting at church events and working in her flower garden. Patricia is survived by her husband, Roger VanTassell, whom she married December 7, 1971 in Erie also by four sons, David Pelkowski of Wash., Douglas Pelkowski of Medora, Ind., Robert VanTassell of Md., and Todd VanTassell of Union City also by several brothers, sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend services today at 10 a.m. at Daniel R. Edder Funeral Home, 309 Main St. East Girard. Rev. David Snyder will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Alliance Church 2939 Zimmerly Rd., Erie, PA. 16506 To send condolences visit edderfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012