Patricia L. Eckenrode 1940-2013

SEATTLE – Patricia Lee Eckenrode, 72, died peacefully the morning of Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Northwest Hospital in Seattle.

She was born Oct. 12, 1940, in Youngstown, the daughter of Philip and Mary Jane Gosdich Mazi.

Patricia was married to John Eckenrode prior to his death in 1988.

Patricia was a 1958 graduate of Warren G. Harding. She was employed by Packard Electric for more than 25 years before retiring in 1995.

Patricia was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Her greatest joys were her family and friends, volunteering at Onslow Community Outreach, traveling and movies. She touched many with her kindness.

Surviving her are her children, John (Donna) Eckenrode Jr. and Nicole (Kenneth) Polson; five grandchildren, Trista Eckenrode, Tiffany Eckenrode, Jessica Eckenrode, Ashley Eckenrode and Jasper Polson; one great-grandchild, Colton; and a brother, Anthony (Bonnie) Mazi.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; and a brother, Jerome Mazi.

No services will be announced at this time.

Burial will take place in All Souls Cemetery.

A gathering of loved ones will be held at a later date to celebrate her life.

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