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Patricia Louise (Peterson) Stem

May 16, 1931 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Patricia Stem Obituary

Patricia Louise Stem, 92, Johnstown, died January 13, 2024 at home, surrounded by her family. Born May 16, 1931 in Johnstown, daughter of Edwin Peterson Sr. and Clara (Palm) Peterson-Berkebile. Preceded in death by parents; siblings, Edwin "Pete" (Shirley); Philip (Dolores); and Paul (Mary Louise). Survived by loving husband of 68 years, James Stem, whom she married August 13, 1955; children, Mary Ann, widow of Chuck Schenkemeyer; James; Daniel; Kathy (Joseph Abramowich); and Robert (Melissa Jakob); grandchildren, Zack (Katie), Mandy, Joey (Kasie), Katie (Jurian), Madison (Dalton), Brooke, Danielle, Joshua, and Julianna; and great grandchildren, Marshall and Grant Schenkemeyer; Heath Abramowich; and Cohen Garlock. Patricia worked at Lincoln Loan before marrying James and becoming a homemaker for their five children. Pat cherished her family, and "Gram's house" was always the place to gather for holidays, birthdays, the annual block party, or for no special reason at all. Every Sunday, she cooked dinner for her kids and grandkids and in doing so, provided a place for them to create memories, share love and laughs, and to cheer on the Steelers and the Pirates. She had a great sense of humor and a big laugh that came easily and infected others with joy. She was a life-long member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. There are many people who helped Patricia find comfort in her final moments. Her family expresses their heartfelt thanks to AseraCare Hospice staff, Caring Hands caregivers, Dr. Maharajh and staff, and caregivers Danielle and Andrea. Friends received 4-7PM Wednesday at Henderson Funeral Home-East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. Funeral mass will be held 1:30PM Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, with Father David Peles as celebrant. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Hospital at stjude.org/donate.

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January 17, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Henderson East Hills, Inc.
2503 Bedford Street
Johnstown (Geisetown), PA 15904

Funeral Mass
January 18, 2024

1:30 PM
St. Benedict Catholic Church (Henderson Funeral Home East Hills)


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