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Friday, July 26, 2013

Patricia A. "Patty" Alexander, 82, of 518 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA

Patricia A. "Patty" Alexander, 82, of 518 Bolivar Drive, Bradford, PA passed away, Friday, July 26, 2013 at the Bradford Manor.

Born April 8, 1931, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Edwin J. and Loretta A. (McCloskey) Chase.

On May 29, 1969, in Bradford, she married Mahlon R. "Fat" Alexander, who died on December 29, 2006.

She attended elementary school in Farmers Valley and graduated from St. Bernard High School in 1949. Certificates of Achievement were earned from the University of Pittsburgh, and she was registered by the Optometric Extension Program in Duncan, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Alexander was an assistant to O. Sherman Carlson, M.D. for many years. She was also the office manager for Dr. Edgar R. Danny for 25 years.

She adored her family and her pets. An avid reader, she also loved oil and oil pastel painting, and played many musical instruments. Other favorite things were gardening, cooking, fishing and her computer. She loved socializing, a good party, and entertaining at home. Compassionate and caring, she quietly administered to the needs of many.

A present member of Bradford Hospital Auxiliary, she was also a volunteer for Bradford Regional Medical Center where she delivered mail to patients. She was a past board member of Zonta Club, and past president of the National Secretaries Association.

She is survived by twins, daughter Pamela (Richard) Jankowski of Allegany, NY and son Patrick (Julia) Cici of Cleveland, OH; a sister, Delores (Robert) Winner of Bradford; four grandchildren, Ashley (Stewart) Alessi and Allyson Jankowski all of Allegany, NY, Elissa (Doug) Evernahm of Indianapolis, IN, and Jeffrey Cici of Conshohocken, PA, two great grandsons, Benjamin Alessi and Nicholas Alessi.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Joseph Cici, a niece Kathleen Ryan and a nephew Michael Steck.

Family will be receiving friends on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 29, 2013, with Rev Raymond Gramata, pastor of St. Bernard Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Cancer Society 95 Main Street Bradford, PA 16701 or charity of the donor's choice .

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