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“I'll remember Pat mostly from College Club when we worked on a raffle quilt together; and from VCMA Concert Band where we played together; and as a...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Diane S. Langham - Vermilion, OH

“RIP Pat. Such a beautiful and giving lady. My prayers for the family that God will console you. ”
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3 of 10 | Posted by: Sr. Claudia Bronsing - Vermilion, OH

“Prayers for you and yours. I was so blessed to work with Pat when we taught Kindergarten together. May all your wonderful memories brighten your...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Lynn Call - Vermilion, OH

“I am so sorry to hear of this great loss in the Thayer family. May she rest in peace. Her son, Paul, was a dear friend of mine in the 1970's. I'll...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Mastaglio - Windsor, VA

“Thank you for the chance to get to know her and care for your mother. I enjoyed every minute with her, even when she beat me at cards. Many blessings...Read More »
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7 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Lotz - North Ridgeville, OH

“Our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: The Staff of Riddle Funeral Home - OH

“I have many memories of my mother, and among them is her teaching me to read during the summer between first and second grade. I also rejoice that...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Michael Thayer - Vermilion, OH

“Susan, Paul, Tim & Judith,I just want you to know how important the relationship has been with your family all these years. Your mom was a very...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn, Marty & Mike Demuth - OH

Patricia S. Thayer (nee Sandak), 85, of Vermilion, passed into the loving arms of her departed husband on March 8, 2018 at Kingston Residence. She was born August 15, 1932 and was a lifelong resident of Vermilion.
Pat graduated from Vermilion High School in 1950 and Bowling Green State University in 1968. She received her Masters in Education from St. Joseph College in Cincinnati.
Patricia worked for Vermilion Schools as a kindergarten teacher at South Street School for 25 years, retiring in 1994.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion where she served as the 10am Mass organist for 35 years. She was also a member of Joyful Noise, Martha (meals after funerals), the Vermilion Community Band, VHS Alumni Band, Patriots Band of Elyria, Erie County Chapter of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and the Vermilion College Club. Pat was a lifetime multiple gallon blood donor. She was appointed a CASA advocate (a volunteer organization that speaks for the interests of children in court). She loved flowers, quilting, playing cards and traveling, especially with her grandchildren.
Pat always said that if she had it to do all over again, she would marry the same man, teach kindergarten, play her horn in the band, play the organ at church and dabble in watercolor. She ended the prayer at each meal with, "…and thank you Lord for family. They make it all worthwhile."
Pat is survived by her daughters, Judith (Rick) Randleman Hann of Carroll, Iowa; Susan E. (Karen Foreman) of Vermilion; sons Paul M. Thayer of Lorain and Timothy J. Thayer of Huron; and beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul I. Thayer in 1997; parents Michael F. and Velma E. (nee Welch) Sandak; and her brothers Robert and David Sandak.

The family will receive friends on March 13th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion with a brief service at 8:30pm. Prayers will be said at the Riddle Funeral Home on March 14th at 10:30 am followed by an 11am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church, 731 Exchange Street, Vermilion. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion

The family suggests memorial contributions to Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped, . Box 162, Vermilion, Ohio 44089; Court Appointed Special Advocate, 141 E. Water St. #205, Sandusky, OH 44870 or Wild Hooves Farm, 15703 Darrow Road, Vermilion, Ohio 44089.

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