CORTLAND - Patricia A. Pierce Miles, 60, of Cortland, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Affectionately known as Patty by her family and friends, she was born on March 24, 1953, in Warren, the daughter of Frank and the late Esther Galgoszy Pierce.
A 1971 graduate of Niles McKinley High School, Patty continued her education at Kent State University, where she graduated magna cum laude in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in computer technology.
She was employed for 18 years as a computer analyst with Seven Seventeen Credit Union in Warren, retiring in January 2013.
Patty was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Mary's Church in Warren.
She always had a great love for animals and enjoyed playing her accordion.
Patty will be sadly missed by her only son, Dustin of Warren; her father, Frank of Bazetta; a sister, Deborah (Paul) Maloney; niece, Meghan Maloney, and nephew, Chip Maloney of Florida; brother, Michael (Paula) Pierce; niece, Alyson Pierce of Howland; and by her co-workers and host of friends.
Patty wishes to thank everyone who supported her through all the years of her illness with cancer since 1995. She had the best care from her doctors, nurses, oncologists and radiologists. She especially wanted to thank her friends and co-workers at Seven Seventeen Credit Union. They were truly her support group.
Calling hours for Patty will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and again from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. Saturday at the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Bernard R. Schmalzried officiating, preceded by closing prayers to be said at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral prior in leaving for church.
Burial will follow in Pineview Memorial Park in Warren.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests that memorial contributions be made in Patty's name to the Restoration Fund of St. Mary's Church, 232 Seneca Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44481.
Caring and professional arrangements for the Miles family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.
Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Miles family.