Patricia J. Burman, 79, of Minerva, died Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Aultman Hospital.
She was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Milwaukee, Wis. to Milo and Marjorie (Hess) Black. She was the clinical director for the OB Ward at St. Joseph's Hospital in South Bend, Ind. and retired from Aultman Hospital where she was a pediatric nurse in the NICU unit. She is a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Minerva where she was a member of the Catholic Women's Club.
She graduated from the Hanna Mullins School of Nursing in Salem and, at age 50, received her Bachelor's in Nursing from Nazarene College in Kalamazoo, Mich. She is a member of the Entre Nous Club and the San Souci Club. She loved playing bridge, sewing and knitting. Her grandchildren brought her life great joy.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Burman, who died in 2006; two infant sons, Patrick and Joseph; and a granddaughter, Anna. She is survived by a daughter, Cindi (Duane) Benner of East Rochester, two sons, Mike (Lois) Burman of Peru, Ind., and Jeff (Lisa) Burman of Minerva; nine grandchildren, Stacey (Steve) Smith, Chad (Chris) Burman, Craig (Danielle) Benner, Caitie Burman, Andrew (Leslie), Aaron, Arec, Ava and Audra Burman; and three great-grandchildren, Bella, Owen and, Toby.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Jan. 14 in St. Gabriel Catholic Church with Fr. Victor Cinson as celebrant. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery. Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Aultman Hospital NICU Unit. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.