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Patricia L. Colin

December 15, 1932 — November 28, 2021

Patricia Louise (Wray) (Wood) Colin, 88, of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born December 15, 1932, in Tarentum to the late Eric Nason and Mildred Clare (Shaffer) Wray. Patricia was a graduate of Har-Brack High School class of 1950. She retired in December 1991 as supervisor of the Intake Department of the Department of Welfare, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, New Kensington office after 31 years of service. Patricia had previously worked as a caseworker at the Penn Avenue District Office in Pittsburgh and the Westmoreland County Office in Greensburg. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist church in Natrona Heights, a Life Member of the Robert E. Davies American Legion Post 868 Ladies Auxiliary and Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 92 Ladies Auxiliary both in Lower Burrell.

Patricia enjoyed working with her flowers and roses, collecting old phonograph records and plates and caring for her home and surroundings, of which she was very proud. In recent years she traced and complied the history of her mother's family and sent it to many family members. Patricia especially enjoyed the vacations she and her husband, Lewis took annually to the Erie Islands, Catawba Peninsula, Ohio; Chautauqua Lake, New York; their timeshare at Treasure Lake, DuBois and the trips to Maryville and the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and Nags Head, North Carolina.

Patricia is survived by her son Robert E. (Betty) Wood, of Maryville, Tenn, Robert's son-in-law Steven Cupp; his daughters Megan N. and Stephanie J. from Knoxville, Tenn., Robert's daughter, Sherry Borquez-Webster, her daughters, Heaven L., Angel R., Haley K., Alleson J. and Brianna F. from Mountain Home Arkansas and Betty Woods's son, Joe Carrell, of Maryville, Tenn. Also surviving are son Mark K. Wood also known as Marc M. Killian, of Sun City Center, Florida and son, Eric H. Wood, his daughter, Patricia Y. Martin and her sons, Casey T.,Caleb T. and Cyrus T., all of Maryville, Tenn. Also surviving are Patricia's brother, Ronald N. (Agnes) Wray, their children and grandchildren from Greenwood, South Carolina and Patricia's niece Hollie R. (Joe) Pukal, of Fawn Township and their children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband. Lewis L. Colin on January 26, 2020, sister, Mildred Arlene Wray Romack Diehl on October 22, 1982, granddaughter, Tammy J. Cupp and by her nephew, Ronald Scott Diehl on Mary 20, 2000.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where funeral ceremonies will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Gregory L. Spencer. Burial will follow in Eddyville Cemetery, Eddybville. To send an online condolence please visit

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