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Patricia "Patty" Brown

Patricia Brown, affectionately known as Patty, age 60, of Swanton, Ohio, died at 11:58 a.m. Friday morning, March 2, 2018, at Ebeid Hospice in Sylvania.  She was born May 3, 1957 in Wauseon, Ohio to Dorothy (Miller) and Frederick Bernath.  Patty was a 1975 graduate of Evergreen High School and obtained her Associates Degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo. 

Patty was hired on March 3, 1981 with the Swanton Fire and Rescue and served 38 years with the department.  Besides the Swanton Department, Patty worked for Delta, Metamora and Lyons Fire and Rescue, as well as Mercy Life Star, and was an Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support Instructor at Four County Career Center.  Patty truly devoted her life to helping others, it was more than just a job.

Patty loved the Fulton County Fair, loved horses; especially Clydesdale horses, and was a proud member of the Swanton American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  Most of all, Patty loved hanging out with family and friends and taking vacations.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Jessica (Mark) Cerda of Lyons, OH; stepsons, Steve Brown and Dan Brown; grandchildren, Tristan, Toria and Taylor; sisters, Bonnie (Don) Ditch, Karen (Wayne) Rogers; step-sisters, Angie Menden and Deb (Mark) Malak; sister-in-law, MaryAnn Bernath; as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Patty was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael Bernath and niece, Stacy Mauthe.

Family and friends may visit Monday, March 5th from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hope Baptist Church, 6250 South Ave., Toledo, OH 43615, where a Firefighters walk through will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.   Funeral services celebrating her life will be held Tuesday, March 6th at 11:00 a.m. in the church with Pastor John Marshall officiating, and will conclude with a Fireman's Last Alarm Service.  A funeral procession will escort her body from the church to her final resting place at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Fireman's Association c/o Patty Brown, mail to 432 Church St., Swanton, OH 43558.

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Patty so many things have happened since you have been gone. I wish you were here because you would be a GREAT SUPPORT for us to lean on. I go to your grave all the time and so does Don and help to keep it looking nice for you and Stacy. I know you are watching over our little girl that we lost while you were here. I always say Stacy and you were always together on earth and now your together in HEAVEN. Who knew that the whole time I was with you that it would be like this. We HATE it so bad, maybe you and Stacy are on a VACATION together, so when are you coming home. We would all LOVE to see you both again. WE MISS YOU and STACY so bad our HEARTS and MIND can not wrap our minds around the fact that you left us here. Jess calls us all the time and she keeps a handle on things with us and we have learned that she is there for us when we need her. Please give Dad, Mom and Mike a HUG for us, and let them know that we pray every night for all of you to watch over us as we try to go on with life without you. Karen and I talk of you to, and how things were and would have been if you would have stayed longer. God WE can not tell you enough how we all MISS YOU and STACY. LOVE YOU SIS, and a lot of SQUADS also talk of you to. I still say your name to people and how PROUD I was of you that for so many years you helped other. That was definately your calling. I could go on and on, so for now it is good bye and PLEASE remember how much SO MANY LOVED YOU, but not as much as Don and I . LOVE YOU LITTLE SIS, ALOT

how Sep 29 2021 3:34 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Brown

Don and Bonnie( Bernath ) Ditch Jun 16 2021 5:32 PM

Hey Sis, It is now Fulton County Fair Time and so I have made a decision to go to the fair squads and tell them "Thank you" for giving you the support that you needed while you were here with us.Don and I have been telling everyonethat we remember last year when you came up behind us with the gator and scarp the crapout of us on the midway. It is soSPECIAL to remember how you were LAUGHING. We remember to how sick you were that day and had a fever and freezing but, you still showed up for your shift. Sis it is so sad that since youhave ben gone how many people have quit Swanton Squad. You would talked to them and said it is not that bad, just suck it up. I still cry overYOU and MISS YOU SO MUCH.You were such aGOOD person and I am so happy that we got to be together asmuch s we were. I will NEVER EVER FORGET YOU. I know that you loved yourfuneral procession to your place of REST, when Travis brought out the clysdale horse to lead us all. I look at your picture here and you were truly someone to be RESPECTED. LOVE YOU and THANK YOU for letting DON and I buy YOUR HOUSE. NO MATTER what it will ALWAYS be YOUR HOUSE.You will FOREVER be in OUR HEARTS. LOVE YOU my LITTLE SISTER.

Don and Bonnie Ditch Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patricia Brown

Don and Bonnie Ditch Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

Kathie Donahue

Pat was the laughter in the halls of EHS. That laugh was contagious! I am sorry I could not attend the service because Pat left a wonderful impact on me as far as positiveness goes. She was and always will be an angel that never quits helping others. So sorry for your loss.

Kathie Donahue Mar 7 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on March 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

Bonnie, Don, Karen, Wayne, and Maryanne Sorry for your lost of Patty, I saw very little after Graduation until the few months at the Hickman Center. Bonnie would ask where my husband was and he was home, Patty would talk sometimes about work and going back. Sorry we didn't make it to the showing but I had chemo today and it was a late one, was a tiring day for me. Wayne and Kay Putnam

Kay Putnam Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

A Garden Path Vase was ordered on March 4, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Mar 4 2018 12:00 AM

Please know that my prayers are going out to GOD asking for his comfort and peace come to you in this time of loss and mourning.

Roy Colon Mar 4 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Heaven Gained another Angel. May God give you comfort and give you.Peace.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Mar 4 2018 12:00 AM

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