Aug 16, 1947 – May 7, 2021
Patricia R. Backus, 73, of Hollidaysburg, passed away on Friday. She was born in Allentown, daughter of the late George and Rose (Cornely) Backus.
She is survived by cousins and many close friends.
Patricia graduated from Parkland High School in Allentown in 1965, and then got a B.S. from Clarion State Teacher’s College in 1970. She also completed post graduate work.
Pat retired in 2006 from the Hollidaysburg Area School District.
She was a past member of the Hollidaysburg Area Education Association and was a current member of the following: National Retired Education Association, Pennsylvania Retired State Education Association, Juniata Rails Retired Association, and Friends of Hollidaysburg Area Public Library.
Pat enjoyed collecting Fiesta Ware, traveling, camping, and caring for her golden retrievers, Callie and Rosie, and Bobbi Rose, her English spaniel.
Friends will be received from 4-5pm Saturday, May 15,2021 at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service will immediately follow. In honor of Pat’s love of bright colors, the family requests that they be worn by those attending her service.
Interment at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Mending Hearts Animal Shelter, PO Box 97, Hollidaysburg Pa, 16648 or to www.hollidaysburglibrary.org.
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