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Patricia A. Fox

December 2, 1935 - December 4, 2017

Patricia A. Fox, age 82, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Born on December 2, 1935 in NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard Sturtevant and Marion (Edward) Bruder. Pat graduated from St. Aquinas High School in NY. A part of her heart will always be in Toms River and at the Jersey Shore where she lived for many years before moving to Delaware and Florida.

Pat worked as a legal secretary before becoming a travel agent. She absolutely loved to travel and particularly loved Bermuda and other islands. An occasional trip to Las Vegas kept the fun going! Most of all, Pat will be dearly missed and fondly remembered as a loving mother, grandmother (Goggy), and a dear and loyal friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry H. Fox, Jr. and Derek Ed Howe. Pat is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Fox Wilhide (Rodne) and Karen Fox Basara; step-daughter, Dorothea Thompson (Scott); and grandchildren, Sean Wilhide (Ashley), Robert Wilhide (Juli), Ryan Wilhide, Rodne Wilhide, Jr., Gregory Wilhide, Allison Wilhide, Kelly Basara, Katie Basara, Alexander Basara, Alexis Thompson; and great grandchild, Carlie Wilhide.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday morning, December 16, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately.

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  • May the light of her spirit burn brightly in the hearts of all she touched and lead the way through the rest of their life’s. You will be dearly missed Mom… and someday we will meet again to continue our comical fun jabs at one another. RIP.

  • Oh Mom, everyday I think of how much you did for our family. Thank you for making me strong, for being there through good times and bad, and for being not just a Mom but a friend.
    I miss your smile and you with my whole heart.
    Until we meet again.
    Katgy

  • Mommy, where do I begin? I love you more than life itself, you where always there for me no matter what. What more could a daughter ask for? You are my rock, the light of my life and my forever everything. I WILL LOVE AND MISS YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY!

  • I miss you so much mom you were not only my mom but my best friend . I was your step – daughter but felt you were my mother and I your daughter . I was your caretaker for many years . Now I look at your chair but do not see you there . I’m lost with out you . I know someday we will see each other again . But until then I’ll see you in my dreams . I love you infinity and beyond . P.s please say Hi to Dad . ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Sending hugs to you and your family❤️

  • Thank you so much!

  • My Dearest Friend, Confidante’, Buddy, and Partner-in-Crime … what am I going to do without your laugh and your sense of humor and our crazy talks and crazy antics? It’s true that we haven’t been able to talk as often or see each other as much the past couple of years due to health issues for us both, but thinking about never being able to talk to you again is an emptiness I’m having trouble reconciling. I’m so very thankful you were able to call me for a few moments when you found out about Jason, that meant so much to me. I could tell it was really hard for you but I could also feel the determination in your voice and I knew that no one could have stopped you from making that call, thank you.

    We’ve been through hell and back together, along with our other closest friends in our widow/widower online support group, better known as our Family of Choice, or FOC. We’ve worried about each other and worried and stressed and complained about our kids and grandkids together, we’ve both been through a lot, but we kept each other laughing most of the time. You’ve been my greatest cheerleader, My Friend, and I tried to be yours too. I can tell you for sure that I am already missing your unconditional love and support and I will miss you for the rest of my days. But I have a funny feeling you’re going to let me know how you’re doing and I am looking forward to eventually hearing the story of how you managed to handle both Harry and Ed together at the same time, that should be a good one!

    Until we meet again, Pat … I’ll be asking God and all of our friends in Heaven to watch over you and make things nice there for you until I join all of you for that big love-in in Heaven someday (I’m not in any hurry though, so feel free to put in a good word for me, LOL!) And please, if you can, keep an eye out for my Jason and make sure he isn’t alone.

    Cheers to a life well lived, and a woman well loved!

    Love, Di