Patricia A. LawnzakThe day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. For Patricia Ann Lawnzak, 83, of Sylvania, that birthday of eternity occurred with her last breath on January 9, 2018.
The winding path that would lead her to eternity began with her first breath on January 3, 1935, in Washington, DC, the daughter of Ernest L. and Myrtle Catherine (Childs) Graham.
The path would eventually lead her to another important January milestone, the day Patricia would marry Toledo-native Ora L. Lawnzak, January 23, 1954, in Washington, DC. The two would welcome their son, William, the following year.
Patricia’s path eventually brought her to the Toledo area, where she worked at many businesses as a cleaning professional.
Although the path to eternity was fraught with cruel twists and turns, Patricia carried on, finding comfort in the small things in life: a sip of cold ice tea; a hug from a teddy bear; a cheer for her favorite team, the Washington Redskins; a shopping and dining excursion with friends; an old movie or television show; a card in the mail; and of course, her birthday.
Waiting to celebrate Patricia’s eternal birthday were her parents, husband, and son. Patricia will be missed and cherished by best friends, Bonnie Hughes and Carole Sutton, along with their extended families; the daughter she never had, Cindy Pfaff; the granddaughter she never had, Stacy Gregory; and niece, Susan Zacharias.
Special thanks to the nurses and staff of Kingston Care Center of Sylvania and to Jessica of Heartland Hospice Care for guiding Patricia painlessly on her journey towards eternity.