SAYRE, Pa. – Patricia G. Mitchell, 77, of Sayre, Pa., passed away at home with her family peacefully on Sept. 26, 2018. Patricia was born in Auburn on Nov. 22, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Van Ostrand Sr. and Rose Tabor (Licata). Patricia was a waitress at various restaurants and worked at the information desk at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, Pa. Patricia, most of all loved her family and friends. All will remember her for a caring and compassionate personality and being blessed with a big heart. As a child she loved to dance and took lessons. That passion remained with her throughout her life. Being a waitress was a perfect fit for her outgoing personality and she prided herself in serving well. The other side of that skill set included her cooking. She loved to cook for her family and was known to host some great holiday meals, especially Christmas Eve including her own and extended family for years. In 1992 when the children were grown, Pat and Bill moved to Punta Gorda, Fla. and lived there for many years. The ravages of Hurricane Charlie convinced them to head back north and they settled in Sayre, Pa. This is where Pat left waitressing and worked as a receptionist at the Guthrie Clinic, again using her people skills. She was able to enjoy life in retirement for several years. Although she will be missed by many, knowing she has arrived home and is dancing with all those who passed before brings some comfort. Patricia is survived by her loving family: husband, William J. Mitchell; her children, Coleen Johnson, Corene Wood, William Mitchell Jr., and Melissa Mitchell; her beloved grandchildren, Keith Mitchell, Erik, Kyle, Kelly, Mathew, and Luke Johnson, Cody Wood, Beth Wood Phillips (Jake), Shane, and Alex Mitchell; the love of her life, her great-grandchild, Nina; her brother, Clarence Van Ostrand Jr. (Virginia); her sister, Tammy Behara (Paul); her sister-in-law, Cathy Fauss (John); along with many nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by her two children, Timothy D. Mitchell in 2011, and Christine Mitchell in 2016. Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m., prior to services. Burial will be held privately for the family.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Patricia G Mitchell 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Auburn, state: New York