NORTH LIMA Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., for Patricia Gorcheff, 59, who died on Jan. 20, 2015, at Hospice House.
She was born in Altoona, Pa., on June 1, 1955, the daughter of the late Zane and Helen Brunner Wise.
Patricia was a homemaker and an amazing woman with a passion for life. She bravely spoke out against injustices and wrongs, especially those which harmed our earth and put lives at risk for profit. She will continue to be an inspiration to the Frack-Free Mahoning Valley and Frack-Free America National Coalition family.
Surviving are her husband, David Gorcheff; a son, Brandon and daughter Kelsey, both at home; two brothers, Bruce Wise of Altoona and William Wise of Montoursville, Pa; three sisters, Debbie Stevenson of North Lima and Janet Reed and Shirley Rhine, both of Altoona; and a half sister, Joy Glover of Lancaster, Pa.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Wise and a sister, Margaret Schaffer.
The Matthew W. Conley Funeral Home in Youngstown is in charge of arrangements.