Obituary of Patricia A. Brockel
Bethany ~ On December 24th of 2018, a husband, son, and daughter said good-bye to the earthly body of Patricia Ann Rawleigh Brockel. Patricia was a very special person, born September 19, 1943 in Warsaw, NY; the daughter of the late Warren Rawleigh and the late Lana Herrmann Rawleigh.
Patricia was a gentle and giving person who tirelessly cared for others. She was always proud of the accomplishments of her family and cherished them deeply. Patricia enjoyed sewing, painting ceramics, tending to the flowers, and making her home a comfortable place to be. She always looked to the outside world with curiosity and wonderment and could often be found sitting out in the warm summer evenings gazing to the stars.
Surviving Patricia are Gary C. Brockel, her husband of 55 years, whom she devoted her life to; her loving son, Gary Warren Brockel of Middleport; and her loving daughter, Tarry May Brockel of Holley, NY. Also surviving are Robert and Sandy Safford of Washington; nephew Rodney Gleason of Hunt, NY; Jeffrey Graybeal of Holley,NY; Elaine Lemley and Harold of Bethany, NY; special neighbor, Carl Hyde and other family, friends, and neighbors.
Patricia is predeceased by her only sister, Wilma Rawleigh Gleason formerly of Hunt, NY and her daughter-in-law, Janet Brockel formerly of Middleport, NY.
A Remembrance Service gathering will be held at a future date to be announced and memorials can be made to Patricia's family.