Patricia Ann Wechter, of West Shelby, passed away on October 6, 2018 at Buffalo General Hospital.
Pat was born in Buffalo, May 1, 1935, a daughter of the late Lester E. and Agnes E. (Manhardt) Wechter, Sr. Following the death of her birth mother in 1940, she moved to Attica when her father remarried Arvilla Peters DuBois. Pat recalled that her step mother taught her many things about life and they developed a deep bond over the years. Pat wrote that Arvilla was smart, neat, a great cook and baker and that she dearly missed her following her death in 2003. Pat was a graduate of Attica High School, class of 1953 and enlisted in the Women in the Air Force in 1954. She was a proud member of the WAF and served until 1961.
Pat was employed as a corrections officer by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and Albion Correctional Facility for thirty years retiring in 1990. She loved her job and had many friends. She was a longtime, active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Attica and Medina. She served her church as a deacon and elder. In retirement she enjoyed travelling with the Busy Buddies and their leader Janet Hedges and the Senior Citizens of Western Orleans and their leader, Lynn Marciszewski. She had many great trips, fun and fellowship. Pat was a member of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion.
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Millie Wechter; seven nieces and nephews, Allison (Mark) Leto, Chris (John) Prusak, Scott Sardonicus, Tom Bathrick, David Bathrick, Wayne (Judy) Wechter, Mary Ellen Wechter; several great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Lester and Agnes; step mother, Arvilla; brother, Lester E. Wechter, Jr. and sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn E. and Robert M. Bathrick. Pat loved her dogs, Toby, Lucky, Mitzie, Bridget, Dolly and Maggie and her cats, Frisky, Goldie and Buzzy
Friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday at 2PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 522 Main Street, Medina. The Rev. Dr. William Wilkinson will officiate and interment will be in the family plot at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at graveside by members of Butts-Clark Post #204, American Legion and Lincoln Post #1483, VFW.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 522 Main Street, Medina, NY 14103 or any SPCA.