Patricia D. "Pat" Berds, 78 of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on September 8, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her loving family, under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Meadville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Dorothy (Shaw) Byham.
Pat came to the area in 1973 with her family. On September 19, 1979, she married John A. Berds in Lewiston, NY. Mr. Berds predeceased her on November 10, 2011.
Patricia worked side by side with her husband as a hardwood floor sander and refinisher, owning and operating Berds Floor Sanding for 20 years. After her retirement, she volunteered daily as a chef for Little Wonders Daycare at St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls, where she was adored by both the children and the staff. Pat enjoyed gardening, sewing baby quilts and was the ultimate cook at holiday times. Above all, Pat loved spending time with her family especially her great-grandchildren and children at Little Wonders.
Pat is survived by three daughters, Wendy L. (Kirk) Orr, Lisa M. Mesler, and Vicki L. Mesler; two step-daughters, Barbara (Norman) Barry and Lori (Chris) Berds; four grandchildren, Philip W. (Summer) Mesler, Harold (Katie) Healey, III, Steven Healey, and Amanda (Chad) Friskey; 3 step-grandchildren, Stephen (Danielle) DePalma III, Jordan Anthony, and Jack Anthony; seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Matthew, Elijah, Anastasia, Avery, Hannah and Alexander; and her step-great-grandson, Stephen, IV. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, David and Scott Byham; as well as her nephew, David Byham.
There will be no prior visitation. Pat's memorial service will be held on Monday, September 16 at 6 PM at St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Rd., Niagara Falls, NY 14305.
In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to the St. James Methodist Church, Little Wonders Daycare at St. James Methodist Church, or to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr, Lockport, NY 14094.
Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY, 14304. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online condolences.
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