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“You are missed so much Pat. Wish you were here so we all could share my Carrot Cake. You really loved it. I will make it for Ken's birthday in your...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Kenneth & Rosemary Schmidt - AZ

“Ma Swartz! I remember your generosity and great humor every time we went down to the basement to jam! I loved knowing that you were upstairs...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Par Nevins - San Ramon, CA

“My deepest condolences to the entire Austin Swartz family. As everyone knows, "Ma" was like to second mother to all the friends of Greg, Jeff, Mark,...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Paul Shea - Orland Park, IL

“My condolences to Austin and all the family. Pat was a long time (73 yrs) friend who was such a joy to know. From our horseback riding days to her...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Lynn Johnson - La Grange

“Our condolences to Austin and Children. We have many wonderful memories of Pat while we all lived in Naperville. and also on our visit to Hawaii. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Norm & Corky Lycke - Oswego, IL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. We've had the pleasure of spending many, many years with Scott and his raised wonderful...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: P.Kelly Kramer - centennial, CO

“Aloha Austin and Ohana ~My fondest memory of Pat happened when we worked along side of each other at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Pat and Austin...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Celeste Damian Johnson - HI

“Greg, Jeff, Laura, Mark, and Scott - I could not begin to count the laughs I shared with you and your mother. "Mrs. Pat" was a second mom to my...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Ted Dickens - Oxford, MI - Friend

“Greg you and your children and family are in our prayers. ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Rose Yates (Jorgensen) - cypress, TX

“Austin & children, from the obituary it seems like you were Blessed w/ a great wife & mother. I pray God will give you His Peace. ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: pat ald - Taylor, MI

“To the entire Swartz family, Ma Swartz was a friend to all. She made me feel always welcome in her homes. She loved her family and told me stories...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Stacee Vance - Sun City

“Dear Family of Pat, This was one super lady. She had the ability to put everyone at ease with her quick wit and easy friendly manner. I will...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Ken and Rose - Goodyear, AZ

“Dear Austin, Greg, Jeff, Mark, Laura and Scot, Through my tears I send ou all love, hugs and kisses for 49 years of incredible friendship. She held...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kate Dickens - Effingham, IL

“To the family of Pat Swartz:--- I may not have known Pat personally, but I do know Pat's husband of 58 years, for I went to York High School in...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: H. Bruce Downey - Myrtle Beach, SC

“Pat, my sister, Tess, and myself sang in a trio for several years during high school. Pat had a natural music talent and she could harmonize readily...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Lou Sandvik - IL - friend

“Swartz family you are in my prayers. I didn't know Pat personally but feel like I knew her because of the loving way her sons spoke of her, often and...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Marty Brown - Villa Park, IL

“Laura - my loving thoughts and prayers are with you, your dad, and all your family. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Judith Lyle - Dallas, TX

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. The Marlow's Charlotte NC. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl & Jimmy - Charlotte, NC

“Our hearts are so sad. We have great love for you all and wish you peace in the days to come. We will see you Tuesday. Be well ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Todd and Debbie

“Ausrin and family, Heartfelt thoughts and prayers. Pat and I were longtime buddies since our days in Champaign-Ubana. I will miss her much. Love Carol ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: carol stablein - MI

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Swartz, Patricia Prevendar, 78, of Sun City West, AZ; passed into eternity on July 30, 2015. Patricia was born in Chicago on March 3, 1937 to Michael and Elsie Prevendar. She grew up in Berwyn Illinois and attended the University of Illinois. She married her loving husband Austin T. Swartz of 58 years, on June 15, 1957. She is survived by her husband Austin (80), Brother, Michael Prevender (68), five children, Greg (57), Jeff (56), Mark (55), Laura (54) and Scott (50); 11 grandchildren, Hugo, Stella, Austin, Michael David, Jeffie, Lupita, John, Abby, Sierra, Michael Scott, and Martin plus 4 great grandchildren. Patricia was a great wife, mother and homemaker throughout her life; she enjoyed travel, music (especially Hawaiin), games, card playing, and card making. She loved Hawaii from her childhood, and so it was that she and Austin lived there for almost twenty years. She became an accomplished ukulele musician and Hula dancer, and enjoyed singing the Hawaiian songs and to lead the singing at special events. She also volunteered at the Red Cross and a local hospital near her residence on Maui, as long as she was physically able. She was a great conversationalist with a sharp mind. Her biggest talent was to put people at ease and make them laugh. Pat remained loyal to her Chicago Cubs for 50 consecutive heartbreaking seasons, a loyalty matched only by other Cubs fans.. Pat succumbed peacefully and pain-free to a rapid onset of cancer that had only been discovered three days earlier, and she communicated her love for her family and readiness for passing right up to the end. A visitation will be held Monday August 3, 2015 from 1-6 pm. Service Tuesday at 11:00AM with burial to follow all at Sunwest Funeral Home & Cemetery 12525 NW Grand Ave, El Mirage, Arizona 85335.