Patricia Jean (nee Tressler) Thomas, age 58 of Tonawanda, NY, entered into rest on October 10, 2009 while under the care of Hospice Buffalo. Pat was born December 3, 1950 in Corry, PA to Howard and Evelyn (Smith) Tressler. Following her mother's passing, Patricia was raised by her father and Gladys (Bird-King) Tressler.
On September 9, 1972 she married George Edward Thomas in Clymer, NY. In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons Nicholas (Jessica) Thomas of Niagara Falls and Matthew Thomas of Tonawanda. She was a loving grandmother to her three grandchildren, Jared Thomas of the Philippines and Nicholas and Emily Thomas. Siblings Charlene Markiewicz of Erie, PA, Sharon (David) Aikens of Warner Robins, GA, Anita Heist of Athens, TN, Steve (Jessie) King of Cherry Creek, NY, Gerry (Pat) King of Stockton, NY and Dale (Lisa Capps) of Madison, TN. Pat is also survived by nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother William Tressler and a sister Margie Terry.
She attended high school at Sherman High School in 1968. She then went on to Millard Fillmore School of Nursing at SUNY Buffalo where she received an ASN/RN in nursing in 1971. She was employed by the Erie County Health Dept. for 20 years until 2004 then transferred to the Erie County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility, serving 26 years as a nurse in the county.
She was a member of the NY State Nursing Association, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1411 of Wheatfield and a parishioner of St. Amelia's R.C. Church. In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, knitting and enjoying her land in French Creek, NY.
The family will be present on Tuesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC. 2600 Sheridan Dr. (at Parker Blvd) where funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Amelia's Church at 9:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Pat's memory to Hospice Buffalo, Inc. 225 Como Park Blvd. Cheektowaga, NY 14227. Share your condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
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