Patricia Ann Gedrich Mathews

Patricia Ann Gedrich Mathews (68) completed her life journey on September 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer.

Patsy was born on August 18, 1945 and graduated from Northeast High School in 1963. Her greatest joy came from being in the company of, and exchanging stories with her children, grandchildren, siblings, and other relatives and friends. This wonderful and humble woman never let the ravages of cancer dampen her spirit or steal her dignity and sense of humor.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, William Mathews; and her parents, Rita and Fred Gedrich.

She is survived by her son, William Ash (Adam Canter) of San Diego, Calif.; daughter, Michelle Coolbaugh (Hugh) of Duryea, Pa.; grandchildren, Amber, Melanie and Hugh; siblings, Marita Shearer (Gil) and Richard Gedrich of Avoca, Pa.; and Fred Gedrich (Gayle) of Annandale, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call for visitation Friday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Kiesinger Funeral Services, 255 McAlpine St., Duryea. Patricia's life will be celebrated Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of the Apostles Church, Hawthorne St., Avoca, with Fr. Phillip Sladicka officiating. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the Church for the Mass. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be made to www.kiesingerfu

Published in Scranton Times from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2013