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Patricia A. Walko

June 1, 1933 September 21, 2021
Patricia A. Walko
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Patricia A. Walko, (nee-Leonard), 88, of Phoenix, AZ. And formerly of Grafton passed away Tuesday September 21, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 1, 1933 in Avon to Walter Sr. and Truvie Leonard. Pat was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Grafton and worked at the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram for 20+ years, retiring as a supervisor of classified advertising. She was also a member of the Penfield Quilters, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching sports, especially of when her grandchildren were playing, playing bingo and pinochle and taking road trips with her late husband, Willie. She spent many winters in Arizona before moving there permanently in 2018. Survivors include her daughters, Nancy (Gary) Smith, Debbie (Jeff) Lehman and Sharon (Mike) Byers; grandchildren, Sheena Bryner, Zach (Danielle) Smith, Josh Smith, Nick Smith, Greg (Sara) Lehman and Justin Lehman; great-grandchildren, Lisa, Kaydence, Maritza and Amara; brothers, Walter Leonard Jr. and David (Barb) Leonard. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, William “Willie” and sisters, Rose Mary Green and Leona Shank. The family will receive friends Sunday 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday October 4, 2021 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church 708 Erie St., Grafton. The Rev. John P. Seabold, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Christian burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105-1905. Online condolences may be expressed at

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2:00 PM 10/3/2021 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/3/2021 5:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday, October 4, 2021 at Our Lady Queen of Peace 708 Erie St. Grafton, Oh. 44044 (MEET AT CHURCH)

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary (Avon) Final Resting Place

Stoney Ridge Rd.
Avon, OH 44011

Stoney Ridge Rd. Avon 44011 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN. 38105


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