Patricia M. "Pat" (Reesman) Wolfgang
1942 - 2021
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Patricia M. "Pat" (Reesman) Wolfgang, 78, of Dayton, Pa., passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at her sister's home.

She was born March 18, 1942 in White Township, Indiana County, to Owen and June (Wadding) Reesman.

Pat was a lifetime resident of the Dayton area. Pat attended Dayton High School and earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and her Master's in Reading Specialist from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at I.U.P. she was a charter member of the Delta Nu Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Pat then became an elementary school teacher and reading specialist for the Armstrong School District where she received numerous reading grants to promote and improve student reading and family involvement.

She retired after 40 years of enriching students' lives. Patricia was a lifetime member of Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Education Association PSEANEA and PSERS.

Pat was a member of the Belknap United Church of Christ where she was a teacher of Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. Over the years Pat always gave matching funds raised for the Vacation Bible School and Kids in Need Program. She served as President of the Belknap United Church of Christ Consistory and would often fill as a Worship service leader.

Pat was a member of the Dayton Area Local History Society Marshall House Museum and often volunteered for their events. She was the president of the Dayton Senior Center of the Area of Aging Council, an advisory board member of the Armstrong County Area Agency on Aging, a committee member for their administrative, center services and transportation boards. She also served as an ombudsman volunteer for the agency visiting three personal care homes each month. Pat also provided transportation for senior citizens, family and friends to doctor appointments and for groceries.

Pat was very active in the Dayton Community. She was a 50 year member of the Dayton Grange No. 1819 where she was a 7th degree member and she was also a member of the PA State and National Grange. She was a 4-H leader for 10 years, she was the judge of the American Legion Auxiliary essays for Post No. 955, she supported the Little League and Softball League, she volunteered at the Dayton Fire Company fundraising events and she supported the Salvation Army Food Pantry "Mother's Mission." In 2008 the Dayton American Legion Post No. 995 nominated Pat for their Distinguished Service nominee because of her extensive service to her community and her outstanding career as a teacher for 40 years.

Pat regularly volunteered at the American Red Cross Mobile Donation Clinics and regularly gave blood. She enjoyed reading, traveling, baking and family activities.

She is survived by her sister,

Betty Calhoun and husband, William, of Dayton; nieces: Anna (Calhoun) Meyer, Angela Burrows and husband, John, Laura Hilliards and husband, Bobby; nephew, Michael Calhoun and wife, Brenda; grandnieces: Mya and Kersey Calhoun, Kendayl Hilliards, Madeline Burrows, Winnona, Rebekah and Isabelle Meyer; grandnephews: Blake Burrows and Jaces Hilliards; sister-in-law, Diane Shaffer and husband, Terry, and special friends, Rob and Carol Shick, and their children, Cheyenne, Sierra and Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 37 years, William H. Wolfgang, whom she married on July 8, 1967, and who died on March 7, 2005.

Family and friends will be received from 4 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Belknap United Church of Christ, 1185 State Route 1018, Dayton, PA 16222, with the Revs. Shelia Wadding and Deanna Van Horn co-officiating.

Interment will follow in Dayton Glade Run Cemetery, Dayton, Armstrong County.

Memorial contributions may be made in Patricia's honor to Belknap United Church of Christ, PO Box 368, Dayton, PA 16222.

Arrangements are being handled by the Bauer-Bly Funeral Home, Inc.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit: bauerfuneral.com.



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Published in Leader Times from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2021.
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