Patricia A. (Garcher) Kilgore

June 1, 1936 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 86)


Patricia A. Garcher Kilgore, 86, formerly of Smock, Pa passed away July 31,2022 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1936, in Smock, Pa, the daughter of the late John and Sophia Garcher. Patty worked as a cook with her neighbor and friend the late Beverly Garbutt and later in the deli and hot food departments at Giant Eagle. Patty was formerly a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, Smock where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and a CCD teacher. She was also a member of the choir and Rosary Society. Patty was very devoted to the Blessed Mother. She became a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Uniontown upon the closure of St. Hedwig Church. Patty had a passion for cooking and baking. She loved to talk about recipes. Nothing made her happier than family gatherings, she enjoyed sitting back and watching everyone eat, laugh, and share stories. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years Ronald Kilgore Sr., a son Gregory and daughter-in law Kelly Kilgore and her siblings:

Elizabeth Sabolick, Sophia Rollence, Dorothy Warchol, Marcella Dvorchak, Ethel Zimcosky, John Garcher and Joseph Garcher. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Patty was a beloved wife, mother, Bubba, and mom to many. Patty is survived by her children Ron Jr. and wife Helen Kilgore and their daughters Christen, Connie (Nate) Raring and great-granddaughter, Zolara. (Greg and Kelly) Grandson Greg (Erin) Kilgore and great granddaughter Eloise. Granddaughter Danis (Ben) Miller and great grandsons Isaac and Lincoln. Bruce and wife Nancy Kilgore and their children, Ally (Evan) McDonald and great grandchildren, Zac, and Lizzie, Josh (Christina) Snell and great-grandchildren Hailey, Landon, and Noah; daughter Patty and husband Mark Franks and their daughters Maggie, Krista and Lizzie and great-granddaughters Autumn and Olive; daughter Pam and husband Larry Kumor and sons Dominic (Briana), Nick, Jacob (Shannon) and great- granddaughters Riley, Cyra, Scarlett and grand dog Gunner. Also survived by sisters-in law Sharon Kilgore and Lena Garcher. In lieu of flowers, Patty can be remembered by donating to your favorite charity, praying the rosary, or gathering with your family for a meal and enjoying each other’s company.

“Cherish your family, make time, have patience, and laugh often with them”- BB Butler

The family would like to thank Amedisys Home Health Care for their care, compassion, and support for our family at this difficult time.

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOPWOOD, PA, on Wednesday August 3, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm and on Thursday at 9:30am for prayers of transfer followed by a 10:00am Funeral Mass at St. Josephs R.C. Church. Interment will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Smock, Pa. A Parish Vigil Prayer service will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2022 at 3:00pm during the viewing hours.

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