Patricia Richards, of Niles

Jan 12, 1939 — March 17, 2020

Patricia Richards, 81, of Niles, passed away in her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Patricia was born on Jan. 12, 1939, in Erie, Pennsylvania, to the late Stanley and Loretta (Tylkowski) Ciukaj.

On Aug. 17, 1957, Patricia married the love of her life, Patsy Richards, at a ceremony in Erie, Pennsylvania. The two moved all over the Midwest before settling down in Niles.

Patricia loved to garden. For her, it was therapeutic to watch her hard work blossom into beauty. She also loved to read. She could often be found in a quiet room reading.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Patsy James Richards; her granddaughter, Rachel Richards; and by her parents.

Patricia will be remembered by her children, Patrick (Gudrun Presley) Richards, of Marietta, Georgia, Pamela (Charles) Rose, of Findlay, Ohio, Philip Richards, of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Paula (Spencer) Rose, of Niles; seven grandchildren, Laura Rose, of Vermillion, South Dakota, Charlie Rose, of Findlay, Ohio, Hunter Horton, Ally Collins, Jasmine Rose, Ariana Rose and Liam Rose, all of Niles, and many extended family members who know and love her as “Nonny” and close friends.

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Arrangements entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.