Patricia Ann Zarzycki, Patty, 70, Palmetto, FL died in Bradenton, FL peacefully. Born September 12, 1950, in Euclid, Ohio to Anton and Florence Gombach.
She is a graduate of Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She worked for many years at the Mall in Ohio in the dress or jewelry departments and also was a store greeter for Sears. She won many awards for her fabulous customer service skills. When she moved to Florida in 1998, she became a substitute teacher for Manatee County Schools and also worked in preschools. She was known to the students as “Miss Pat”. She loved to cook, swim, and travel. She loved the music of Johnny Mathis and has attended over 50 concerts. She never met a stranger. She loved to meet and talk to people wherever she went. One of her daily stops was Popi’s Family Restaurant in Ellenton.
She was involved in the Women’s Guild at her church, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church on Longboat Key. She participated in the Christmas Bazaar and yearly rummage sale. For many years, her Thursdays were spent at the church making projects, organizing items, and in fellowship with the lovely ladies of the Guild.
She is survived in death by her four children: Mary Zarzycki, Melinda Zarzycki-Harris (Steven), Emily Zarzycki (Michael), and Chet Zarzycki (Angela); grandsons Jose Reyes, and Anthony Heyward; granddaughter, Madelyn Zarzycki; and her siblings, older sister, Sharon Franco (Richard) and younger brother, Thomas Gombach.
She is preceded in death by both her parents, Anton and Florence Gombach and her older brother, Anton Gombach.
A Memorial service will be held on November 13th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. The inurnment will follow the service in a mausoleum at Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park. All arrangements are being handled by Your Traditions Cremation and Funeral Chapel of Sarasota. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in honor of Patricia Zarzycki to Heritage Park Health and Rehab: 2302 59th Street W. Bradenton, FL 34209 and in the memo line write: Activity Dept.