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Patricia G. Shaw

January 24, 1936 ~ July 23, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Patricia Shaw Obituary

Patricia G. Shaw, 87, of 82 Tollgate Hill, Reedsville, passed away on July 23, 2023 at Centre Care in Bellefonte.  

She was born on January 24, 1936, to the late Maurice and Anna (Fink) Sweitzer. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two infant brothers, Robert Sweitzer in 1933 and Morris Sweitzer in 1934.  She was the last of her immediate family.

She is survived by her husband, Robert I. Shaw of Reedsville, whom she married on May 26, 1955.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters, Robin E. Cain of Reedsville and Tracey A. Boyer of Reedsville; four grandchildren, Brandon Kline and fiance’ Anna of Bloomsburg, Amanda Crosson and husband Aaron of Lewistown, Caitlyn Kucera & husband Steve of Middletown, Rebecca Bunch and husband Bryan of Lewistown; five great-grandchildren, Madison Boyer, Reily Kucera, Grayson Hileman, Jasper Berrier, and Jackson Bunch.

Patricia graduated from Armagh-Brown High School in 1954. She was a member of the school band.   She was a dental assistant for Dr. Earl C. Costa for 15 years and after that served as a bus driver for J&D’s for six years.

She was a longtime member of Reedsville Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir and served as the children’s Sunday school superintendent and helped with numerous church dinners.  She enjoyed knitting, watching the birds in her backyard, especially the hummingbirds and cardinals.  In her earlier years she enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lewistown with Pastor Allen Hunslander officiating.  Family will receive friends from 1 - 2 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial will be held at the Church Hill Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson-Bohn Funeral Home, 55 North Main Street, Reedsville.  Online condolences can be made to

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Memorial Service
July 29, 2023

2:00 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church (Lewistown)
120 North Main St.
Lewistown, PA 17044


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