Patricia A (Schleider) Keding passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, February 25th, 2022. Pat as she was known to her friends, was born January 28th, 1936 in Johnson City, NY to the late Anna (Barna) & Jacob Schleider. Pat relocated to the Buffalo area in her late teens where she worked as a waitress in a diner and met the love of her life John; they were married in 1957. She worked for the telephone company as an operator until they relocated to Albion where she then worked at Loblaws grocery store.
Pat’s greatest accomplishments were her family, her home and her gardens. She loved to celebrate in a BIG way, making Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries & Christmases special and memorable. She loved to bake, cook and feed others - catering many bridal & baby showers, church coffee hours and cooking for the Albion Lions Club for many years.
Her passions extended beyond the kitchen; painting, sewing, crafting & gardening brought her great joy. Her gardens were extraordinary and occupied the majority of her yard, she knew every plant by name and where it would thrive. The home on Caroline Street (62 years) was her pride and joy and she was often referred to as “Mrs. Clean” & “She Who Must Be Obeyed” keeping John busy with a never-ending Honey-Do list.
Those that knew her, know how much she loved color, long rides, picnics, chicken barbeques, shopping, long walks, spending time with family and giving and getting hugs.
She was courageous, strong willed, kind and compassionate and always greeted you with open arms. She will be missed in ways that cannot be imagined.
Pat is survived by her children: Karen (David) Watts (NC), Jim (Laureen) Keding (FL), Chris (Michael) Buongiorne; Grandchildren, Jacob (Jessica) Marks; Katie (Gary) Pahura, Sara & Emma Keding (FL), Elijah Buongiorne, Great Grandchildren Owen Marks & Noah Keding; sister Margaret Grose, brother-in-law Fred (Sharon) Keding (AK) and several nieces & nephews.
Interment will be Friday, June 3rd @ 1:30pm @ Mt Albion Cemetery Friends and Family are invited to join us.
Immediately following with no particular ending time, we are opening up our home @ 111 Chamberlain St for a Celebration of Her Life. A life, so beautiful, deserves a special celebration and You are invited to help us celebrate her. Leave your sadness at the door, but bring rather your stories, your laughs, and your happiness over a life that was lived to the fullest. We will serve some of her favorite dishes and decorate in her favorite colors, dress for a gathering of friends rather than a funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Rochester Regional Health Foundations Sands Constellation Heart Institute Attn: Patricia A Keding Memorial 330 Monroe Avenue, Suite 400 Rochester, NY 14607 https://rrhgive.org/giving
or NYS Talking Book & Braille Library (NYS TBBL) Cultural Education Center (CEC) Attn: Shawn Lemieux 222 Madison Ave Albany, NY 12230
Pat’s arrangements have been entrusted to Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 W. Avenue, Albion
To share a special memory of Pat, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com