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Patricia Graeff

May 10, 1950 — October 6, 2021


Patricia L. (Allen) Graeff, 71, of Temple passed away on October 6, 2021 in the Reading Hospital.  Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and M. Jean (Boyer) Allen.  Pat was the beloved wife of Harold I. Graeff with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.  She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ.  Pat worked as a Respiratory Therapist for St. Joseph’s Hospital until her retirement.  She loved making jewelry, playing Bingo, and taking her great nieces and nephews to the movies.  Pat had a sassy personality, her family said it was, “Pat’s way or no way,” and that she always had a Diet Pepsi by her side.  Family was everything to Pat and she cherished every moment she had with them.

In addition to her beloved husband, Harold, Pat is survived by her sister, Joyce M. Shade, of Reading, and nieces and nephews Kevin Giniewski, Patrick Giniewski, Holly wife of Bradley Foster, and Kim wife of Chris Jones.  Her great nieces and nephews Gabby Foster, Eli Foster, Bella Foster, Hunter Jones, and Aiden Jones who were the apple of her eye.  Pat is preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl L. Graeff.

Services are being held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in honor of Pat, who herself was a three time cancer survivor to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma, OK 73123.  Whelan Schwartz Funeral Home, 444 N. 9th Street, Reading is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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