Patricia Jean (White) Kirschner

Born: Tue., Jul. 14, 1964
Died: Tue., Aug. 27, 2013


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 30, 2013
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Sat., Aug. 31, 2013
Location: St. Gregory Church

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Patricia Jean White Kirschner, age 49, of North East died Tuesday August 27, 2013 at UPMC Hamot.

She was born on July 14, 1964 in Erie, PA to Dennis White of North East and the late Jeanne M. Edmonds White.

Patricia graduated from North East High School, class of 1982 and then attended the G.E. Apprentice Program.

She was formerly employed in industrial sales.

Patricia was a member of St. Gregory Church and also very active in St. Gregory’s Parish School where she was employed as the advancement director.

She was devoted to her family and church.

In addition to her mother, Patricia was preceded in death by her brother, Ronald Edward White.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Dean Kirschner, whom she married December 21, 1985; children, Niklaus, Hannah, Maxwell, Karl and Alexa Kirschner all of North East; sister, Debra Ann White of North East; also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake Street, North East on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend a prayer service on Saturday at 9:45 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. Gregory Church.  Interment St. Gregory Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either Youth With A Mission or the Patti Kirschner Memorial Fund. All Patti Kirschner Memorial Fund proceeds will go towards the future Catholic education of Patti's children, which was Patti's primary mission in life.  Please send condolences to

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Debra & Bob Bristow
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Thu August 29, 2013

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the recent loss of your dear loved one. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the God of comfort be with you in this time of sorrow. May these words bring you hope, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." (Revelation 21:4) This promise will be fulfilled one day, until then, may all your memories sustain you in the days to come.

Kelly Larrabee
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Dean and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Everyone you know from Eaton sends their deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Kelly

Mary Ann Larson
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Dean and family - I was so very sorry to hear about Patti's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

Bill and Patty Jackson
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Dear Dean, Niklaus, Hannah, Maxwell, Karl, and Alexa ~ Your beautiful Patti led an incredible and inspiring life, touching so many. It was a privilege for us to know her, but now she is at peace with our God who loves her. Now, Dean, we turn our prayers toward you and your children. With their Mom as heaven's newest angel, we trust all will be well in God's good time. Love and Peace ~ Bill and Patty Jackson

Ruth Martin
   Posted Thu August 29, 2013
Patti was such a kind soul. My deepest sympathies to your family. She had a way of making me I am now thinking of her. Peace be with you Patti.

Megan Cunningham
   Posted Fri August 30, 2013
Dear Dean & Family,

May your sadness be softened by your memories of love and your faith in God. Be gentle with yourselves during this time of grief and transition. May the strength of your family and community be a guiding comfort to you in the days ahead.
Peace and prayers be with you.

Megan Cunningham

John Parker
   Posted Sat August 31, 2013
Sorry to hear of your loss. You and Patty will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are for/with you and your kids.

The Marucci's
   Posted Fri September 06, 2013
To Dean and Family:

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife. If there is anything you need please contact us.


The Marucci's

Tony, Geri, AJ, Phillip

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