August 9, 1932 - August 21, 2021
Susan Patrick, age 89, died August 21, 2021 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born August 9, 1932 in LaJose, PA, to George and Anna Bakaysa. Susan married her high school sweetheart Larry G. Patrick on June 6, 1953. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio, after Larry completed his Navy tour and eventually settled in Mentor. Susan was a devoted member of Mentor Plains United Methodist Church, where she served 12 years as the Superintendent of the Crib & Toddler Room. She regularly babysat for many groups at the church, including UMW, Circles and Mothers’ Morning Out. Susan and her husband volunteered for Lake County’s Council on Aging with the Meals on Wheels program together for over 20 years. She ultimately completed 25+ years of service and donated homemade warming sleeves to the organization, that she had sewn to ensure warm meals would arrive to the clients they served. Susan was a homemaker. She was fiercely independent and taught herself many skills. She was an avid crafter who enjoyed making and painting wooden projects, crocheting and completing 1000-piece puzzles. She had a green thumb and loved gardening. Susan loved baseball; as a child, she attended games with her father and as an adult, she supported the Cleveland Indians. Susan and her brother Frank, shared a love for the Pittsburgh Steelers later in life after her husband passed away. Susan is survived by her children, Darlene (Scott) Strong, Rodney (Laura) Patrick and Kimberly (Luigi) Ianiro; grandchildren, Amber Patrick (Kevin Rife), Benjamin Ianiro and Luke Ianiro; her brother, Frank Bakaysa; sisters-in-law, Marybelle Bakaysa and Dorothy Bakaysa; cousins, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Larry G. Patrick; parents, George and Anna (Hook) Bakaysa; brothers, Mike, George, Charles, Andy, and John Bakaysa; and her sister, Anna Sawyer. The family will receive friends and loved ones from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 25th at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. A service to celebrate Susan’s life will begin at 7 p.m. Private family burial will take place in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Susan’s memory to the Mentor Plains United Methodist Church, 7271 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060 or to the Hospice of the Western Reserve, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44192 or online at www.hospicewr.org. Flowers and condolences may be offered at www.brunners.com.
Susan Patrick, age 89, died August 21, 2021 at Hospice House in Cleveland. She was born August 9, 1932 in LaJose, PA, to George and Anna Bakaysa. Susan married her high school sweetheart Larry G. Patrick on June 6, 1953. They moved to Cleveland,... View Obituary & Service Information
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