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Patricia (McManus) Grimm
October 29, 1949 ~ July 25, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Patricia “Patty” McManus Grimm, 73, of Brownsville, Pa. danced into heaven and leaped into her adoring parents’ arms on Monday, July 24, 2023. Her husband, daughters and grandchildren surrounded her when she passed, finding solace knowing that she was no longer suffering and was with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Patty was born October 29, 1949, in Brownsville, Pa., the dearly loved daughter and eldest child of the late Phyllis Federer McManus and Thomas L. McManus. Patty was a graduate of Brownsville High School Class of 1967 and the Hagerstown Hospital School of Medical Assistant Class of 1969. She worked for several local doctors and hospitals where she developed many lifelong relationships up until her retirement in 2002. Her favorite employment, which was also her last, was with Dr. Rey Torio and his wife, Bella. A lifelong member of Christ Anglican Church of Brownsville, she served on the vestry for many years. Patty enjoyed visiting the Amish Country in Lancaster and Ocean City, Maryland with the love of her life, Robert, being a fiercely devoted, loving, yet strict, mom to her two daughters, spoiling her grandchildren (whom they referred to her as Grandma, GG, Patty-cakes and Honey), talking on the phone for hours with her friends, listening to her music box and musical figurine collection, hosting New Year’s Day dinner and drinking tea while watching the Hallmark channel, Little House on The Prairie, The Crown, Bridgerton, Fox News and Netflix. Patty, with her big brown eyes, infectious smile, dimples and an unparallel confidence, lit up every room she entered. Although known for her outspoken temperament and quick wit, Patty treated everyone the same regardless of their race, sex, social status, disability, religion, or anything else. She was known for lending an ear for anyone who needed to talk and worked together in solving their problems. Patty is survived by her husband and soulmate, Robert Grimm, whom she married on May 20, 1989; daughters Tricia (Larry) Sabatula and Trinette (Adam) Cunningham; grandchildren Joshua Sabatula, Jenna (Matt) Whyel, Jillian Sabatula, Jakob Sabatula, Maggie Cunningham, and Jackson Sabatula; brother Tom McManus (Leigh) and sister Jane (Robert) Rutledge; sister-in-law Kathy Grimm; nephews Thomas Robert (Kristin) Rutledge and Patrick (Cristine) Rutledge; niece Jesse (Roy) Johnson; great aunt of Gauge and Acelynn Rutledge and Christian Johnson; and her former husband and father of her daughters, Robert Schmidt and his wife Betty. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother Phyllis (Federer) McManus and father Thomas L. McManus; her maternal grandparents, Alice (Bryon) and Charles Leroy Federer; and her paternal grandparents, Alice (Rankin) and Leo Vincent McManus; her mother-in-law, Emily Jane Grimm Falat; her two kitties Cupola and Pity Pat and her grand dog, Gretchen. Friends will be received in THE SKIRPAN FUNERAL HOME 135 Park Street Brownsville, Pa. on Friday, July 28th from 2 to 8p.m. Additional visitation will be held from 9am until 10:30 am on Saturday, July 29th followed by a Service of Christian Burial at Christ Anglican Church, 305 Church Street, Brownsville at 11am with the Rev. Dr. Keith Almond officiating. Interment will be in the LaFayette Memorial Park. The family would like to thank her numerous friends and AHN Hospice for providing compassion and spiritual guidance during the last months of her amazing life. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” www.skirpanfuneralhome.com