Patricia Ann Franz

October 22, 1934 ‒ November 10, 2003

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD, OHIO: Patricia A. “Pat” Franz, 69, of Davis Road, Mansfield, died Monday morning November 10, 2003 in Alterra Sterling House of Mansfield, following a long illness.

She was born October 22, 1934 in Erie, Pennsylvania to Frank W. and Pearl Knablein Bentz. She attended Holy Rosary Grade School and Villa Maria Academy both in Erie and was graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1952.

She married John A. “Jack” Franz on December 22, 1952, who preceded her in death on June 24, 1991.

Pat had a passion for genealogy and enjoyed researching her own and her husband’s family histories.

She moved to Mansfield four years ago from Northport, New York to spend more time with her grandson David.

She is survived by her daughters Patricia M. “Patty” Franz of Oakland, California, and Elizabeth A. “Beth” Franz, of Mansfield; her grandson David L. Franz; brothers and sisters James and Barb Bentze, Cynthia Nitczynski, Karen Zukowski and William Bentze all of Erie, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Lois and Bernard Bucceri of Erie, Pennsylvania and Robert and Mary Franz of Manhattan, Kansas.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is serving the family. A memorial service in Erie, Pennsylvania will be announced.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Home, 607 East 26th Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16504.

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