Patricia (Kirsch) Francis

Born: Wed., Aug. 9, 1950
Died: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Mon., Feb. 20, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Patricia Kirsch Titus Francis, age 66, of North East died on Thursday February 16, 2017 at Golden Living Western Reserve.

She was born on August 9, 1950 to the late John Joseph Kirsch Sr. and Margaret Pellman Kirsch.

Patricia earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Mercyhurst College in 1996.

She worked at the Erie County Assistance Office as caseworker until retirement.

Patricia was a member of the Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society.

She enjoyed going to yard sales, dancing, country music, baking, cooking, camping, canning and scenic drives.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Titus Parkhurst; brothers, John Kirsch Jr, Mark Kirsch, and Barry Kirsch; niece, Jennifer Shumac.

She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Lechtner (Bob) of Waterford, Michele Titus Deiderich of Erie, Christina Titus (Matt) of North East, JoAnne Righi (fiancé Josh) of Erie, Kimberly Titus (Dustin) of Wattsburg, Katherine Titus (fiancé Shawn) of North East; sisters, Diane Shumac (Daniel), Connie Kirsch; brother, Wayne Kirsch (Linda), best friend, Tom Francis; step-son Matty Francis (Trish); grandchildren, Jeffrey Deiderich, Joseph Titus, Tyler and Lindsey Parkhurst, JJ and Jace Kaliszewski; step- grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Francis; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East on Monday 2-4 and 7 until time of a funeral service at 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Officiating Deacon Richard Winschel.  Private interment Phillipsville Cemetery. Please send condolences to

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Don & Sally Wurst
   Posted Tue February 21, 2017
To her loved ones, please accept our sympathy in loss of Patty. We enjoyed the times shared at tractor shows and pulls with Tom and Patty. She showed courage and made her own way, when many of us would have failed or been afraid to try. May your memories be of comfort at this hard time.

Maria E Y. Czulewicz
   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
I am so very sorry for the loss of Patty. I recently found out about her passing and it breaks my heart. Friends all through school. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences.

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