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Patricia L McCloskey
September 18, 1932 ~ September 29, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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ELKHART — Patricia L. McCloskey, age 91, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 29, 2023 at 3:55 p.m. at her home where family and her caregiver had been with her.
She was born in Elkhart, Indiana on September 18, 1932 to E. Louis and Dorothy (Fishley) Long.
Prior to working for Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments in Elkhart, Indiana for 40 years, Pat worked as a Soda Jerk for Judd Drugs, an Elevator Operator for Hotel Elkhart, and for Sutula and Biltmore Studios. Pat loved drawing, playing dominos, checkers, and solitaire. Pat accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and she was a loving mother who would do anything for her sons, her family, and friends. Pat was thoughtful, kind, generous, had a heart of gold and she would always put her sons and others first. She will be missed dearly.
Surviving are her sons, Steve A. McCloskey and Martin A. McCloskey, both of Elkhart, Indiana who had the privilege of having her as their mother. Also, surviving is her sister, Lois Jewel of Elkhart.
She was preceded in death her parents E. Louis and Dorothy (Fishley) Long, her ex-husband, Marvin E. McCloskey, and her sisters Sandra Hartogh and Joyce Ward-Riley. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public services per Pat’s wishes. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, or to one’s favorite charity.
God looked around his garden and found an empty place,
He then looked down upon the earth and saw your weary face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered, ‘Peace be Thine’.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone,
For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.