Sunday, December 25, 2011

Patricia K. Reisman

Wellsville, NY - Patricia K. Reisman of Fords Brook South Branch went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 23, at home surrounded by her family. She was born on May 19, 1932 in Wellsville to Alvin W. and Mildred Dodson Edwards. On May 31, 1952 she married James K. Reisman who predeceased her on May 23, 1993.

Patricia resided in Wellsville and Elm Valley all her life and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1949. She was employed by Grants, Grand City and then K-Mart for over 40 years. She was an avid horsewoman who was a member of the Southern Tier Horse Riders Club and she also participated in the Ridge Walk as an aid station attendant. Patricia was a member of the York's Corners Mennonite Church where she had taught Sunday School for 10 years and was involved with many of the Churches children's activities.

Survivors include: 2 daughters, Janet K. (John Fleischman) Reisman of Wellsville and Jaclyn (Robert) Cummins of Friendship; 2 sons, Jim K. (LuAnne) Reisman Jr. of Jasper and Jeffrey (Marie) Reisman of Kendall; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; her faithful companion, Andy; 8 sisters in law, Darla Edwards of Wellsville, Patricia Hulse of Harrisonburg, VA., Alecia Branson of Summerville, SC., Mary (Donald) Waters of Whitesville, Florence (Richard) Dodson of Scio, Barbara Reisman of Wellsville, Barbara Reisman of Bradenton, FL. and Joyce Streyle of Scotts Bluff, NE; several nieces and nephews; a special friend Gloria Meiss of Scio.

She was predeceased by a brother Theodore Edwards, a granddaughter Amanda Mae Irish as well as several brothers and sisters in law.

Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at the York's Corners Mennonite Church from 10 to 12 noon and then from 1 to 2 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 2pm in the church with Pastor Gene Miller presiding. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Andover and memorials may be made to either the York's Corner's Mennonite Church or to: Help the Healing, in care of Bud Dodson, 1024 White Hill Road, Bolivar, New York, 14715. To leave on line condolences please visit


  1. There are no words to express how heavy my heart is that Pat passed away...Janet, Jaclyn, Jim and Jeff and families, I am so sorry for your loss...Pat was one of the most amazing friends and I am so glad she blessed our lives with her sincerity and laughter and plain common sense when we all needed it...thank you all for sharing her with us and rest assured she's with Jim now making all sorts of plans for their time in eternity. Jackie and Gary Moon

  2. Janet, Jackie, Jim, Jeff & families, Your mom was one of the best. I loved growing up with you guys and becoming her neighbor. She was always such a sweet, happy, smiling lady. She will truly be missed by anyone who was lucky enough to know her. We will see her again some day. Hugs to you all, Love Peggy (Winans) Kuras

  3. I just wanted to say how sorry i was to hear of my aunt Pats passing, i have some very nice memories of aunt pat and my uncle jim. She is now back with uncle jim. My thoughts and prayers go to all of you.

  4. Thinking of all of you that love and will always remember Dear Aunt Pat , hold on to her legacy and remember her gracious manner and beautiful heart, she has spiritual life that lives on! I am so sorry to miss her service I AM SURE IT WILL BE AS INSPIRATIONAL AS SHE WAS !!You will all be in my thoughts and prayers .

  5. Remembered Joy
    Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free!
    I follow the plan God laid for me.
    I saw His face, I heard His call,
    I took His hand and left it all...
    I could not stay another day,
    To love, to laugh, to work or play;
    Tasks left undone must stay that way.
    And if my parting has left a void,
    Then fill it with remembered joy.
    A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss...
    Ah yes, these things I, too, shall miss.
    My life's been full, I've savoured much:
    Good times, good friends, a loved-one's touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief—
    Don't shorten yours with undue grief.
    Be not burdened with tears of sorrow,
    Enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.

  6. Dear Janet, Jackie, Jamie, Jeff and Family. How many wonderful memories I hold close to my heart of growing up with all of you. We sure had some fun! Pat was like a second Mom to me then, and she will surely be missed, but remembered with a smile...Please know that my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you all during this difficult time. With love, Darla

  7. Beverly Knowles AbbottDecember 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    To Pat's family, Have known Pat all my life and will miss our chats about our years growning up. To few of the cousins left, she is gone from us too soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With sympathy, Beverly (Knowles) Abbott

  8. To all Family : There is not words to describe the feeling I have today it makes me reflect on visiting my aunt Pat and Uncle Jim during the summers and one week in the winter for hunting season she would take me to the barn to feed the horses and almost every year she would get me a buffalo bills shirt or hat from k-mart where she worked. I am sad to know she is gone but I know she is happy to be home with Uncle Jim. I am so sorry for your loss but as long as you use her life as an example of how to live the exciting thing is knowing she will be there waiting for you to arrive and that provides comfort. Because the one thing I know about aunt Pat she definitely will be at the gates to welcome everyone with her open arms and great smiles.

    Love and Miss you, Aunt Pat

    Terry Hulse