MASURY, Ohio – Patricia Ann Sauceman passed in peace on Thursday, October 19, 2017 to join her Lord following a brief illness.
Born January 29, 1930, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, “Patsy Anderson” was the only daughter and middle child of Wilbert S. (Shorty) and Beatrice (Bea) Anderson.
She lived her life in this area—primarily on Thomas Avenue in Sharon, Pennsylvania and later in Masury, Ohio where she and her late husband, Harold E. (Nate) Sauceman, built a home in 1964.
Pat graduated from Sharon High School in 1948 and some years later began working full-time while raising four children and maintaining a home.
She worked for 38 years at Packard Electric in Warren, Pennsylvania where she earned awards for performance and submitting ideas which improved production for people in her position. She also made many friends with whom she remained in contact after retirement.
Pat is survived by her four adult children, Karen (Simon) Buckley who lives near Boston, Massachusetts with her husband, Jeffrey; Duane Simon of Hubbard; Jane Sauceman of Boardman and Elaine (Sauceman) Finley who lives in Dover, Ohio with her husband, Michael. She also had four grandchildren, Jenniffer McConnell and her husband, John Carlage in Bow, New Hampshire; Marc McConnel and his wife, Kelly in Boulder, Colorado; Matthew Finley at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Sarah Jagorski of Youngstown, Ohio. Pat had seven great-grandchildren, Jenniffer’s daughter, Eliorah Finkelson at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York; Marc’s son, Cody McConnell in Boulder, Colorado and Sarah’s sons, Logan, Hunter, Owen, Landyn and Mason Jagorski in Youngstown, Ohio as well as two stepgrandchildren, Ford Finley in Kent, Ohio and Mickey (Finley) Griffey and her husband, Alex and their young sons, Darwin and Newton who also live in Kent. Pat’s older brother, Wilbert (“Bud”) Anderson, Jr., now deceased and his wife, Margaret (Peggy) lived in St. Albans, Missouri and have three sons, Kim Anderson and his wife, Colleen of Bonita Springs, Florida whose daughter, Kelly (Anderson) Davis and her husband, Kevin live in Chesterfield, Missouri with their infant daughter, McKinley, Jamie Anderson and his wife, Patty of Richmond, Virginia who have two children, Michael Anderson in Richmond and a daughter, Kara (Anderson); Leslie and her husband, Kevin who live in Richmond, Virginia with their infant son, Henry and Shawn Anderson and his wife, Nancy of Kirkwood, Missouri who have two children, Carson and Lilly. Pat’s younger brother, James (Jim) Anderson and his wife, Mary (Susie), recently deceased, lived in The Woodlands, Texas and have two sons, Bradley Anderson also of Woodlands, Texas and Gregory Anderson and his wife, Traci of Allen, Texas who have four children, Lena, Audrey, Sofia and Ben. Both of Pat’s brothers served in the U.S. Navy and were CFOs for major U..S corporations including Laughlin Steel, Laclede Steel Company and Ingersol Rand. Pat is also survived by her sister-in-law, Norma Sauceman of Girard, Ohio who has two daughters, Kim (Sauceman) Worona and her husband, Vern who live in Girard and have two children, Lauren(Worona) Bromdetta and her husband, Matt who have a son, Landon and Jeff Worona and his wife, Alyss of Cortland, Ohio and their children, Morgan and Luke.
Pat and her family were longtime tithing members of the Sharon First Methodist Church where her daughters, Karen and Elaine were active in the youth group and the church choir. Pat gave generously to numerous charities and was a helpful neighbor and a supportive friend.
On her mother’s side of the family, Pat is descended from a brother of President James Buchanan, who was born and raised near Lancaster, Pennsylvania where Pat still has many relatives. She also has numerous cousins and other family in Kentucky and Tennessee.
“Patsy” will be lovingly remembered for her sense of humor, her independent and resilient spirit, her strong work ethic, her patriotism, her love of gardening, her ability to grow beautiful flowers and her distinctive auburn hair. Pat was deeply loved and will be missed and fondly remembered.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 804 Idaho Street, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.
Calling hours will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E State Street, Sharon.
Funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor of St. Anthony’s Church, Sharon, officiating.
Interment will take place in St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.