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Thelma Catherine "Pat" Bryington, 93, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, of Gifford, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 5, 1920 in St. Mary's she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Beatrice (Baumgratz) Loichinger. She was raised in Kane and attended Kane High School and worked at the Kane Shirt Factory.
On Feb. 2, 1946 at St. Callistus Church in Kane she married Harry A. Bryington, who died on Aug. 12, 1975.
After WWII she moved to Gifford and raised her family like the TV show Leave it to Beaver. She was a great cook, and appreciated her neighbors for all they have done for her over the last few years. She loved her Lord as well as the town of Gifford.
She was employed as a seamstress at Jaguar Manufacturing from the age of 54 until she retired at the age of 70. She was the treasurer and last living member of the Mt. Alton Rosary Alter Society.
Surviving are two daughters, Bonita (Gary A.) Leet, of Gifford, and Pamela (Rick) Elliott-Burdick, of Black Creek, N.Y.; one son, Clifford J. "Kip" Bryington, of Bradford; one sister, Mildred Schodt, of Erie; seven grandchildren, Gary C. (Tina) Leet, Patti Ann (Emery) Lewis, April (Andy) Fisher, Cindy Bryington, Michael Elliott, Jacqulene Elliott, Bradley (Samantha) Leet; four step-grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter-in-law, Connie Bryington; one grandson, Harry James Bryington; and one infant brother, Robert Loichinger.
Funeral and committal services for Thelma Catherine "Pat" Bryington will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave. with Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery in Ridgway.
Family will be receiving friends Tuesday April 15, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. South Ave.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hilltop Volunteer Fire Department, the SPCA or the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.