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Patricia A. Dillman Patricia A. Dillman

Patricia A. Dillman

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Salisbury Township

Patricia A. Dillman, 69, of Salisbury Township, died June 10, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospice House after a two-plus-yearlong battle of mediastinal liposarcoma. She was a wife, mother to two and a grandmother to five.

She was a 1965 graduate of William Allen High School and a graduate of the Allentown School District practical nursing program. She dedicated her life as an LPN for 40 years and would have been married 48 years June 14.

She was a very spiritual person while dedicating her life as a teacher during church Sunday School. She led and organized Vacation Bible School back from the 1970s all the way until the end of her life and was the Christian education director for the past 12 years.

After Pat and Richard’s daughter, Jenn, passed away from a tragic bus accident in 1991 while going to a twirling competition, they decided to bring something good out of a bad situation. They started a nonprofit hospital hospitality house called Jenn’s House. This served as a home away from home for families with a loved one hospitalized. They were fortunate to have this during the 12 days Jenn was at Hershey Medical Center. Starting Jenn’s House gave her a way to focus after losing a child. They both volunteered all their time, as a labor of love, for the last 26 years without taking a salary.

Pat had a full life and truly loved everyone. She would have done anything for you no matter what. She so dearly loved her husband Richard, son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Angela and lived for her grandchildren, Brian Jr., Brad, Josh, Nicole and Natalie.

Services will be held 11 a.m. June 15 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 139 N. Fourth St., Emmaus. A viewing will be held 9:30-11 a.m. June 15 in the church. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s UCC or to Jenn’s House, Inc., 3250 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, 18049.

Arrangements were made by Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.