Pasqualina (Patricia) Cesidia Howard fell asleep in death on July 23, at Villa St Joseph in Garfield Heights, Ohio surrounded by family.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Walter; siblings, Ernest Lattanzi Jr. of Ballwin, MO; and Mary Lesjack and her husband, Andrew, of Steubenville; children, Micah and his wife, Rachel, of Pittsburgh; Ethan and his wife, Terez, of Steubenville; Jason and his wife, Kay, of Toronto; Jeremy of Steubenville; and Esther of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Sonia Zakharenko; Ethan and his wife, Frincesca; Jeremy and his wife, Sarah; and Micah, and great- grandson, Colin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Ernest Lattanzi Sr.
Patricia was a lifelong resident of Steubenville. She was a passionate educator, mentoring and teaching publicly and privately for nearly 70 years. She was an accomplished musician, playing in over 20 ensembles, including the Wheeling Symphony, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, New Music Festival Orchestra, and various ensembles with her family. For over 60 years, Patricia contributed to the orchestra, band, and choir programs in the Steubenville City Schools as a student and volunteer. The wealth of knowledge she shared with ensembles and individual students was truly outstanding and was especially integral to the success of the orchestra. She was also a vocal advocate for Lupus awareness and a strong presence in the community, earning her many awards and scholarships.
The most important thing in Patricia’s life was her relationship with her God. She was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a member of the local Steubenville congregation. For over 60 years she found joy in sharing Bible truths with others and helped many friends and family members develop a personal relationship with God and live happy, satisfying lives.
Patricia’s friends and family will miss her musical expertise, generosity, spiritual encouragement, and devotion.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 962 Two Ridge Road, Wintersville, Ohio.