Patricia Irene Waldo

May 24, 1937 ‒ February 19, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Patricia “Pat” Irene (Felter) (Yelinek) Waldo, 78, of Marion, formerly of Toledo, passed away peacefully in her sleep the evening of Friday, Feb 19, 2016 following a determined 18 year struggle with dementia.  Her devoted husband, Frank, and many of her children and grandchildren were privileged to spend her last day on this Earth with her.

Born May 24, 1937 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Lynch) Felter of Detroit, and was raised and nurtured by Anthony and Florence (Lukasek) Yelinek of Detroit.  On August 8, 1959 she married Francis X Waldo in Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit and he survives in Marion.

Pat is also survived by four children, Ed (Karen) Waldo of La Rue; Teri (Tom) Titus of Marion; Dan (Brenda) Waldo of Pooler, GA; and Annette (Jeff) Cooper of Mt. Pleasant SC;  sixteen grandchildren, Kenny Confer, Kevin Confer, Kevin Waldo, James Waldo, Karen Morehouse, Lauren Waldo, Don Waldo, Anne Picklesimer, Robert Waldo, Dani Myers, Renee Cooper, Rachel Cooper, Kevin Cooper, Ben Waldo, Luke Waldo and Grace Waldo; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Donna (Bill) Pullicin of West Bloomington, MI; and Larry (Sharon) Yelinek of Whitmore Lake, MI.  She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Carole (Hil) Maciejewski in 2006.

Pat was a loving and caring wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.  A graduate of Immaculata High School and the University of Detroit, she eschewed a career in favor of devoting her life to her family.  Singing, writing poetry, reading, and taking care of others were her life’s works and treasures.  An active and devout member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Marion and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Toledo, Pat faithfully tended her own little flock and their friends without regard for the chronic pain with which she lived. Those who are left to miss her can only hope to live their lives half as well and as faithfully, eventually to join her in our eternal and perfect home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marion with Rev. Thomas Buffer officiating.  Interment in St Mary Cemetery will take place following the Mass, followed by a luncheon reception at the Knights of Columbus.  Friends may call Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM at the Gunder/Hall-Snyder Funeral Home at 347 W Center St, Marion where a Rosary Service will be held at 4:00 PM.   Additional calling hours are Monday, February 29, 2016 from 5 to 8 pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to Pilot Dogs of Columbus, c/o Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home, 347 W Center St, Marion, OH  43302.

Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Waldo Family and online condolences and remembrances may be expressed at

  • Dear Uncle Frank, Ed, Teri, Dan & Annette,
    I have so many memories of happy times vacations with you and your families in Tennessee and visits to Ohio. Loving hugs to you and your families. Cathy & Frank

  • To all the Waldo family,

    My deepest sympathies on the passing of Pat. I remember her had a bubbly Cub Scout den mother and a strong supporter of her family. I know she will be missed but is in a better place than recent years have afforded her.

    Take care,
    Sue Ward

  • Dear Teri, so sorry for your loss. You were a good daughter to her….blessings as you go thru a tuff time like this. Moms are special. Praying for all, love ya

  • Frank, Ed, Teri, Dan, Annette and family,
    I am sorry for your loss, I remember many good times with your family. Pat was a very sweet lady and I am glad I had the honor of knowing her.
    You all will be in my prayers!

    • I saw your dad out at the KofC. He is a wonderful man and so easy to talk to. Very comforting:)

  • What a wonderful woman Pat was. I know that you will miss her but she lives on in each of you and in the many she reached out to.I am sorry I did not know het. She would have enriched my life.
    My prayers for Pat and for all who will miss her love and care.
    Tita Lapeyre,RSCJ

  • It has been a great privilege to know Pat and her family. Annette is our sister-n-law and she is a wonderful tribute to her Mom and Dad. We are lucky to have her in our family. Pat always made me laugh. She had a wonderful since of humor and it was always fun to be around her and Frank. We will miss her but know that she is in a much better place, a place we all long to be one day. In the arms of Jesus!

    God’s blessings to all of her loved ones today. We are praying that as you gather around this sad day, you will know the love and peace that one day we will be united with Pat.

    Paul & Pam

  • Our love and sympathy are with all of you. All the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you with His loving peace.

    • how thoughtful of you two…thank you for always being the most gracious of hosts to all the Yankees you have been forced to put up with.

      • Betty and Rock,

        I can’t even express my gratitude for all the love and care you’ve shown me.

        Love you,