Patricia Jean Meder
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Patricia Jean Meder

Cincinnati - Patricia Jean Meder, (née Sweeney), age 82, passed away on May 9, 2020, beloved wife of the late Richard L. Meder, loving mother of Jaclyn (Dick) Ruzsa, Judith James, Teresa (John) Kanis, Trish (Steve) Yards, Dick (Tina) Meder, John (Michelle) Meder, Chrissie (Jim) McHugh, Katy (Dan) Bair. Patricia was an amazing and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, neighbor, and to many, a friend. After raising her children, Patricia went back to school and graduated with a degree in Communications from the College of Mt. Saint Joseph. She began her career at age 42 working for the Comboni Missionaries in Cincinnati, an international Catholic organization dedicated to ministering to the world's poorest people. She traveled internationally to third world countries and was Editor of the Comboni Missions Magazine for many years. Patricia also founded RightSource Communications, a communications and marketing firm, with several of her children. Patricia was a valued contributor to the Pleasant Ridge Library project and a staunch supporter and contributor of the Pleasant Ridge Community Council for many years. Patricia also leaves 20 grandchildren: Christine (Jace) Duncan, Alex (Wendi) Ruzsa; Maris James; Lauren (Adriano) Feria; Lindsey (Rob) Ayers; Susie (Travis) Stroehlein, Francie Kanis; Ryan (Ariana), Christopher (Laura), and Andrew (Christina) Yards; Samantha Meder; John, Madelyn, Brooklyn and Ben Meder; Josh, Rob, and Kelly McHugh; and Michael and Megan Bair. Patricia also leaves 14 great grandchildren: Aiden Duncan, Niah, Oliver, Michael, and Eli Ruzsa; Gabriel and Benjamin Feria; Olivia and Genevieve Ayers; Riley, Larkin, Millie, Wesson, and Brynn Yards. Dear sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lynne and Scott Fife of Las Vegas. And many sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews. Due to the pandemic restrictions, private services to be held. Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be announced at a future time. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Comboni Missionaries, 1318 Nagel Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255 or online at and online condolences can be a made at

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from May 22 to May 24, 2020.
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May 26, 2020
Dear Meder Family,
I am heartbroken for you! Your mom and your dad were incredible role models and loving parents! I always really enjoyed getting together with your family because of your humor and support of each other, and our parents are at the heart of that! Your mom and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Miss you so much, Trish and Dick!
Margie Zins Kling
Margie Kling
May 26, 2020
Katy, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, there's no one like mom. Sending love to you and your family, love Shelly (from SUA)
Shelly Maurer
May 24, 2020
Dear Meders, your mother's best letter of recommendation was the fine children she and your father gave to the world, many of whom I enjoyed knowing and teaching. That, of course, was how we first knew each other. We quickly became friends. I admired her then, and later as she developed and contributed her professional skills. She made an impact on and for others in fields where our paths continued to cross and where her deep commitment was evident. I had so much respect and warm fondness for her and for you and wish I could join you to say farewell. God bless you all!
Mary-Cabrini Durkin
May 24, 2020
Summer 2001 was the first time we saw Patricia, a very nice, Warm, Heartily, interested lady: wanted to hear about us. Surprised we were, that every time we met, she remembered everything; we felt every time very welcome. She will be missed, but rest in peace dear Patricia.
Loek, Rix, Tim and Rolf Faase
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