September 10, 1929 - December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019
September 10, 1929
Long Branch, New Jersey
“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when my life is ended.”
Patricia Schanck Hollister, 90, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.
She was the loving wife of the late, Keith Hollister.
Pat was born in Long Branch, NJ on September 10, 1929 to William and Gladys Swingle Schanck. Rollie Kolb was her stepfather.
In 1947, she graduated from Waverly High School and in 1949 from Edgewood Park Jr. College.
For many years she was employed in two different banks. She enjoyed her jobs there and cherished the relationships she had with her co-workers and customers. After she retired in 1991, she and Keith volunteered at Meals on Wheels, Red Cross blood bank drives, Salvation Army bell ringing and Valley Food Pantry.
In 1998, they bought a home in North Port, FL where they spent the winter months vacationing and they were very active volunteering in Harbor Isles. As they always said, “The best of two worlds, Sayre and Florida.”
Pat loved her family dearly and thanked God for them as well as her close friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet E. Hurley of CA and Janine E. Cuda of Sayre; half-brother, William Schanck, Jr of Tinton Falls, NJ; grandchildren, Vincent and Paul Cuda and Katie and McKenna Hurley; step-children, Brent Hollister of Freeville, NY and his twin sister, Brenda Suferman of Millville, NJ and Jill Phelps of Cortland, NY; many step-grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her first cousins, Clarence “Bud” Swingle, Jack and Dale Swingle, Judy Grace and their spouses.
Arrangements for a memorial service will be held at the Valley United Presbyterian Church at a future date and burial will be next to her husband, Keith in Cincinnatus, NY. The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY. Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Pat’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at www.blauveltfuneralhome.com
“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near.”
From: Sherry Pinkard
Jaineen, So sorry for the loss of your mom.She was very sweet and also asked about my mom.Loved seeing her when she was able to come to church. Sherry
From: Pat Eberz
Janine and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. It is a very difficult time for all of you but my thoughts and prays are with you.
From: Vicky Lysak
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From: Kathy & Bruce Mourhess
Janine, We are so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom. Our continued prayers for strength during this difficult time are with you and all your
From: Diane Blackwell-Hutsick
Janine, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your mother. She was such a kind, warm, loving person. I know how deeply you will miss her.
From: Dan and Lucinda Hamilton
Janine and Janet,
So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. She was a wonderful person and a good friend to my mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Dan and Lucinda Hamilton
From: Dale & Trish Bidlack
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. What a sweet and lovely lady she was - always had a smile! She and Keith were our neighbors on Cole St for many years. We will remember her always .
My deepest sympathies to Janine, Paul, Vincent and family.Pat was a caring and loving person who I will always remember.