Patricia A. Walls, 65
Patricia A. (Pat) Walls, 65, of Lancaster, died at Hospice of Lancaster County Essa Flory Center on Monday, March 15, 2010 after 11 month struggle with cancer.
Pat was born on April 1, 1944 in Blair County, the only child of the late Robert W. and Gladys M. (McIntyre) Walls. She was a graduate of Williamsburg High School and Saint Frances College. After working for several years in the lab at Altoona Hospital, Pat left to earn her M.S. degree in microbiology from Penn State in 1974. After working one year as a microbiologist at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, Pa., she relocated to Lancaster, Pa. Pat retired from Lancaster General Hospital in 2008, where she had worked for over 32 years as a microbiologist and as an instructor in the clinical laboratory science program.
Pat was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, where, most recently, she helped make crafts for the church bazaar. She enjoyed reading, gardening, furniture refinishing, and volunteering at Conestoga View and at Lancaster General Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 19, 2010 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church 501 E. Orange St. Lancaster, PA.., at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a later date in Williamsburg, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Farm Sanctuary Inc. 3100 Aikens Road, Watkins Glen, NY. 14891.Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home 414 E. King St. Lancaster 17602. To send an online condolence or for more information please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com