Patricia Ann (Dougherty) Stahler passed into God's arms on Oct. 27, 2013, after a lengthy illness. Her beloved husband of 48 years, Charles, was at her bedside.
Patricia was born March 16, 1929, in Cleveland, the seventh child of the late Frank E. Dougherty and Helen (Kearns) Dougherty.
She was an alumna of Sacred Heart Academy in East Cleveland and of St. John's College in Cleveland. Patricia was a teacher for 40 years, mostly in the Catholic school systems and also in various public and private school systems in Ohio and North Carolina. Before her marriage to Charles Stahler, ""Trish"" was a member of the Ursuline Sisters for 15 years. She and Chuck maintained a close relationship with the Ursulines and have counted many of the Sisters as friends. She was an accomplished soprano and sang in many choirs during her years in Ohio and North Carolina.
The Stahlers returned to Ohio in 1993 and resided in Geauga County. The couple moved to Sanger, Calif., and lived with their daughter and son-in-law from April 2012 until the present time. Trish was also a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers!
Patricia is survived by her husband, Charles; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Christopher Cagle; brother, Edward; and sister, Helen (Horkan) of Willowick. She is also survived by Charles' sister, Jane Sweeney of Willoughby; and John Cunningham of Chardon; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, most of whom reside in the Northern Ohio area.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Daniel, Frank, Paul, Joseph, Mary (Nelson) and Michael Dougherty.
Memorial Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman. Officiating will be Father John Burkley, a longtime pastor and friend to Trish and Chuck. Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Trish's memory to the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 2600 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.
Local arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home of Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.