Patricia G. Atkinson, 97, of Mechanicsburg, passed
away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 17, 1919 in Winburne,
Clearfield County, and was a daughter of the late William and Mary (Thurston) George, and was the widow of Captain (Ret) Roy
C. Atkinson, US Navy, who died Sept. 21, 2012.
from Philipsburg High School and was a US Navy veteran of WWII. Pat was a devoted and loving homemaker.
She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Carlisle.
survived by one son, Jeffrey H. Atkinson and his wife Rebecca of Evergreen, Colorado, one sister, Margaret Golding of Orlando,
FL, one granddaughter, Bailey Atkinson, one grandson, Bryce Atkinson, two step-grandsons; Jake and Jack Jacobson and several
nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Lynne Atkinson.
A memorial service will be held Monday, June 6, 2016, at 11 a.m., in St. John's Episcopal Church, On
the Square in Carlisle, with Rev. David Bateman and Rev. Harry Knisely officiating. Inurnment will be in
St. John's Chapel of the Good Shepherd Columbarium. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation
and fellowship immediately following the service in the church parish hall. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home,
Carlisle, is assisting the family with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's
Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 612, Carlisle, PA 17013.
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I never met Pat face to face. I grew to know her when my husband and I started watering the flowers during
the summer on her family graves here in Philipsburg. From our conversations on the phone, I found her to be a very special
and knowledgeable woman who it was my pleasure to know. My deepest sympathy to all the family.
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