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Patricia A. Needham
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ELLICOTTVILLE — Patricia Ann (Pennock) Needham, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2017), who resided in Ft. Wayne, Ind. most recently,
but also called Elizabethtown, Pa., Ellicottville and Allison Park, Pa. home for many years.
Pat was born in Canton, Ohio on May 21, 1928, a daughter of the late Percy L. and Mary E. (Mowls) Pennock. Patricia married Robert
Edward Needham of Struthers, Ohio, at St. Patrick’s Church in Youngstown, Ohio Jan. 27, 1951.
Pat graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in education and was an avid reader throughout
her life.
Pat was active in many organizations including; Girl Scouts of America, Meals on Wheels, and as a member of Holy Name of Mary
Roman Catholic church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Surviving are her children, Mary C. (James M) Gorndt of Fort Wayne, Robert A. (Cynthia L.) Needham of Lewisburg, Pa., Patricia
J. (Jerry M.) Rebb of Avon, Ind., Nancy N. (Richard C.) Gates of Elizabethtown and Thomas P. (Alice M.) Needham of Allison Park. Pat was also blessed with 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert, who passed Sept. 13, 1997; and her sister, Jean E. (Pennock) O’Mara of
She was a loving and caring woman who will be missed by her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be said at 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) from Holy Name of Mary RC Church in Ellicottville. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Ellicottville.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 411 Rock City St. in Little Valley.

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mass of christian burial




1:00 PM
Holy Name of Mary RC Church

22 Jefferson St.
Ellicottville, NY 14731

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Holy Cross Cemetery - Ellicottville

Route 242
Ellicottville, NY 14731


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