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PFALZER, Patricia Joan (Funnell)

PFALZER, Patricia Joan (Funnell)

PFALZER - Patricia Joan (nee Funnell)
Beloved wife of Dr. Frank A. Pfalzer, Jr., died February 8, 2017 at The Retreat on Amelia Island, FL, surrounded by her family. Pat was born in Buffalo, NY on June 28, 1928. The family moved to Eggertsville, NY in 1929. She graduated from St. Benedict's School, Sacred Heart Academy (1945), D'Youville College (1949) and did post graduate studies at Buffalo State College. She married Frank in 1953 and taught kindergarten until March 1955 when she began to raise her family of three girls and three boys. Pat lived in Alabama while Frank was stationed at Ft. McClellan Hospital after he returned from Korea. The Pfalzers then lived in the Town of Tonawanda, Williamsville and East Amherst, NY, before retiring to Amelia Island in 1989. Pat loved being a housewife, mother and grandmother. Everyone loved her smile and her kind soul. She enjoyed golf, tennis, cross-country skiing and, above all, painting. Several of her paintings hang in homes in Florida, Western NY, Minnesota and Muskoka, Canada, where the Pfalzers had a cabin for 23 years. Pat is survived by her husband, Frank; her brother, Robert Funnell; her five children: Nancy J. (Bill) Swartzman, Peter A. (Liz), Dr. David F. (Jill), Mary Jo Malik (Bill Jensen), Marta E. (Jeff) Jackson and her nine grandchildren: Matthew, Daniel Malik, Thomas, Cory Nelson, Emily, Spencer Jackson, Danika Jackson, Sydney Malik and Morgan Jackson. She was preceded in death by her son, William, and brothers John and Richard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated March 4 at 10 AM at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1700 N.French Rd., Getzville, NY. Memorials in Pat's name can be made to the Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Building 100, Jacksonville, FL 32257, the Alzheimer's Society at or Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, NY 14217. wwwdengler

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