Patricia “Patsy” J. Gerard Favro, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, surrounded by her loving family.
Patsy was born in Morgantown (Flaggy Meadow community) on Nov. 6, 1936, the youngest of three children of the late Joseph and Virginia Fugera Gerard.
Patsy graduated from Morgantown High School in 1954. She worked as a secretary for the late Eddie Barrett, WVU sports information director, from 1955-1960. She retired from the WVU Extension Service (Occupational Safety & Health) after 23 years. She was also the co-owner of Jackie’s Place in Sabraton, with her husband Jackie from 1987-2001, when he passed away, and then she continued to operate the tavern until February 2007 when it was sold.
Patsy is survived by her two sons, Jack Jr. and wife Margaret Gilbride Favro and Bradley and wife Kelly Raley Favro; two grandsons, Joshua Favro, his wife Joyce Layman Favro and son Benji and Kyle Favro; niece, Sheila Anderson; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Musick Gerard and sons, Tony Gerard and wife Ann, Victor Gerard, Roseann Michael and Joann Berrott; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patsy was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Favro; sister, Dolores Anderson; brother, Peter F. Gerard; and her faithful and devoted cat, Buddy.
Special thanks go out to her niece Sheila, who cared for her until the end, along with friends Carol Atkins, Sherran Shaver and Yvonne Nieman. The family would also like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice, Stonerise Morgantown, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and family friend Dr. Fred Gabriele.
At Patsy’s request, McCulla Funeral Home in Westover provided cremation services. There will be no viewing or funeral service. A celebration of Patsy’s life will be held at Kegler’s Clubhouse from noon-3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 28.