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Patricia L. Hale

September 16, 1933 — May 15, 2023

Patricia L. (Bushman) Hale, an 89-year-old resident of Youngstown, Ohio, gracefully passed away on May 15th, 2023. Believing it was time to receive her golden angel wings and ascend to the heavens, she answered God's call. With her passing, Pat now thrives eternally, possessing awareness and the ability to walk, talk, smile, hear, laugh, and indulge in her passion for creating flower arrangements and gardening. She soars with well-deserved golden wings, perpetually finding happiness in God's celestial abode.

In a joyous reunion, she joins her beloved husband, Charles Hale, DVM, her true and only love, and together they take flight for eternity.

Pat's professional journey encompassed a diverse range of experiences. After graduating from St. Elizabeth's School of Nursing in 1953, she served as a Registered Nurse, specializing in surgery at Northside Hospital and University Hospital in Columbus. However, she later left her practice to raise her children. Upon re-entering the professional realm, she worked for the Volunteer Service to Seniors in Youngstown and served as the HR Director for Winner Aviation Corporation until her retirement in 2007.

For over four decades, Pat actively and dearly contributed to many area organizations including being a member of the Mahoning Garden and Sweetbriar Garden Clubs, Millcreek Park Fellowship Gardens as a volunteer, Youngstown Garden Forum as it’s Member and later President, Youngstown Area Arts Council and Visiting Nurses Association as a Board Member and the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown as an Elder and Deacon, all of where she shared her love for nature, her faith and community. Because of these efforts Patricia was voted one of the 1984 YMCA Women of the Year.

Mom, our hearts overflow with love as we remember you and deeply feel your absence. We have been truly blessed to have you as a mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Until it is our time for eternal life, we will cherish the memories we created together. Your love remains with us forever.

Surviving Patricia are her children Rick, Karen, and Craig (Vicki), Grandson Rick Jr., sister Margaret (Bushman) Bielawski of Austintown, brother and Sister-in-law Charles and Gloria (Stevens) Bushman of Belmont, MA, and nine beloved nieces and nephews, along with their families.

Patricia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Charles Hale, DVM, her parents, Mary and Charles Bushman, her sister, Anne (Bushman) Gross, brother in-laws John Bielawski and John Gross as well as her in-laws, Richard S. Hale, and Carolyn R. (Hood)

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, with the ceremony commencing at 9:30 am. While conservative attire is suggested, colorful attire is also welcome, as we celebrate Pat's vibrant life and spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Sweetbriar Garden Club or The Visiting Nurses Association of the Greater Youngstown.

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and recognition to Shepherd of the Valley - Liberty for the exceptional care and support provided to Patricia and to the family.

In honor of our mother’s life, let us remember her warmth, love, and the beauty she brought to this world. May she rest in eternal peace, forever surrounded by the love she shared.



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Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

201 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44503

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