Patricia Ann Rauckhorst, 76, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in Newark, Delaware. Patricia was born January 21, 1937 in Akron, to the late John and Mary Ryan. She married Richard L. Rauckhorst, Jr. in 1961, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for many years. After spending 35 years in West Virginia, Patricia came back to Ohio, settling in Medina.
Patricia was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very fond of children and animals, supporting the Humane Society and SPCA.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary.
She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Richard; her children, Richard (Teresa) Rauckhorst, III, Patricia (Tim) Bryson, Mary Anne (Kevin) Thomas, John (Miyay) Rauckhorst, Lisa (Richard) Desrosiers; brother-in-law, Jerry (Cheri) Rauckhorst; and sister-in-law, Dorthy Rauckhorst; as well as 10 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive family and friends Friday, December 27, 2013, from 5:30 until 8:30 P.M., at the Anthony Funeral Home, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main Street, Akron. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, 11 A.M., at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 612 E. Washington St., Medina.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society or the SPCA.