Patricia A. Cairns passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio after a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer. She was born May 5, 1940, to Walter and Catherine Gray of Toledo. She graduated from Libbey High School in 1958 and later received her accounting degree from Owen Community College.
Patty retired from Penta County Vocational High School in 2010 and enjoyed traveling the world to visit family. She volunteered at the Maumee Senior Center, was active with the American Legion Auxiliary and looked forward to her monthly book club meetings. She spent many hours knitting beautiful blankets and prayer shawls for friends and family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her mother and father. She is survived by her siblings, Linda, Norman (Carolyn), Sue (Butch), Jeff (Linda), and numerous nieces and nephews. Patty will be greatly missed by her children, Michael and Elizabeth (Hosea) and will be watching over her granddaughter, Lilian, who will never forget the love bestowed on her by her "Nini".
Visitation with the family will be held at the Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue., on Monday, August 4, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Toledo Memorial Park on Tuesday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. Please meet the funeral party at the main office.
Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 3, 2014