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Patricia Ann (Rusinko) Guzy
September 12, 1927 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old
Green - Patricia (Pat) Guzy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on November 4th at the age of 96. She was born on September 12,1927 to the late Freda and John Rusinko in Akron, Ohio. Pat graduated from East High School. She met the love of her life, Ted, when he was home on leave from the Navy at a family Christmas party. They were married soon after and had four children. She was a wonderful, fun, kind, caring mother to her children and they were her pride and joy.
Her life took an adventurous turn when she traveled with her husband and four children while he was in the Armed Services. She cherished her memories of raising her children in Paris, France; Boise, Idaho; and Cocoa Beach, Florida. The family then moved back to Akron to be closer to their large extended families. She remained close to family members and friends throughout her life. She cared deeply about others and those who had no family and opened her home to many at Thanksgiving and holidays.
Pat cherished her card playing friends who she met while taking a Chinese cooking class over 40 years ago. She was committed to her yoga and daily meditations that she learned from her life-long yoga teacher and best friend, Joan Bays. Pat made many friends at the Uniontown Antique Mall where she was one of the dealers for 20 years and she enjoyed volunteering at her husband's St. Nicholas Orthodox Church "pinching perogies" and working the festivals throughout the many years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Akron.
She remained grateful for the small things in life-camping, long walks, reading, bird watching, antiquing, a good cup of coffee (which she referred to as 'the staff of life") her daily morning meditations, and happy hours.
Pat will be deeply missed by her children, son, Mark Guzy; daughters Christine Guzy (Leonard Sitongia), Wendy (Denny) Ewing, Becky (Bruce) Woodford, grandsons, Seth Ewing and Jared Ewing, granddaughters, Elise Woodford and Kimberly (Bill),Reibenstein; great grandchildren Thea, Camille, and Drew; sister-in-law, Olga Guzy; card-playing friends--Aunt Mary Stager and Carole Stadler; many special cousins, friends and the family dog, Juliet.
A celebration of life was held during the past six weeks in our home as she visited with her many friends and family who shared memories and stories with her. She whispered words of gratitude to each one. With a big smile on her face before she passed, she said, "this is an experience I will never forget." Cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.