Patricia J. Fiem, 87, of the Rouse Estates, Youngsville, formerly of Port Allegany, passed away Sunday (Sept. 1, 2013) in the John & Orphia Blair Hospice House, Warren, Pa, surrounded by her children.
Born July 29, 1926, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of John and Lillian Chapin Babola. On July 11, 1949, in Port Allegany, she married Dominick "Bum" Fiem, who died Apr. 23, 1999. They were married 49 years.
Patricia was a resident of the Rouse Estates in Youngsville, for the past three years, and lived with her daughter Karen, for five years prior.
Mrs. Fiem was a longtime resident of the Port Allegany area and a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1945.
She was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church while residing in Port Allegany, and a member of St. Joseph's parish while in Warren.
Patricia lived and raised her family in Port Allegany, where she enjoyed being a homemaker and was an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed gardening and cooking and was known for her unforgettable "bread and butter" pickles and peach pie.
Surviving are a son, Jon P. (Shelby) Fiem of Mt. Airy, MD; two daughters, Karen D. and the late Michael Kolos of Warren, Paula A. (Larry) Ross of Avonmore, Pa; three grandchildren, Rob (Theresa) Ross of Avonmore, Pa, Jon Ross and fiance Pamela Rojas of Milwakee, WI, and Nicholas Fiem of Mt. Airy, MD; two stepgrandchildren, Candace (Greg) Ristagno and Chad Kolos; a greatgranddaughter, Emily Marie Ross; and three stepgreatgrandchildren; a brother, Theodore Babola of Ft. Pierce, Fl; and a sister, Joyce Kelley of Port Allegany.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Dominick.
Friends will be received from 11 to noon Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2013) in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon with Rev. James Campbell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel's Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials donations can be made in Patricia's memory to: Paws Along the River Humane Society, 212 Elm St., Warren, Pa. 16365.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.