Patricia M. ‘Patty’ Hames 1937-2023

YOUNGSTOWN — Patricia M. “Patty” Hames, 86, of the city’s West Side, passed away Monday afternoon, Nov. 6, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, with her family by her side.

Patricia, affectionately known as “Patty,” was born Oct. 1, 1937, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late John and Mary Sostaric Parent, and was a lifelong area resident.

She was a member of the first graduating class at the new Chaney High School in 1955; in her younger days, Patty worked as a carhop at El Rio Restaurant, where she met the love of her life, Richard Hames.

Patty then dedicated her adult life to raising and caring for her family.

Mrs. Hames was a member of St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society and the Golden Pillars.

Patty was also a member of the T.O.P.S group and the S.T.A.R.S group. She enjoyed watching television and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Guardians and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Patty also enjoyed visiting the casino and going out to eat.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and her “grandma breakfasts,” which consisted of an ice cream sandwich.

Patty leaves to forever cherish her memory, her daughter, Mary Lou (Mike) Sullivan of Youngstown; her son, Joseph (Christine) Hames of Ellsworth; eight grandchildren, Michael F. Sullivan, Mark Sullivan, Alexandra (Robert) Wilson, Ian (Becca) Hames, Heather Shinkle, Nicole Feaster, Amber Skiles and R.J. Haines; 12 great-grandchildren, Michael, Sean and Emily Sullivan, Grace and Ryan Hames, Zuko Wilson, Cash Skiles, Ella, Gavin, Langston, Dax and Rhett Shinkle; two nephews David Parent and Andy Parent; a niece Anna Marie (Barry) Ottney; and many extended family members.

Patty will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Her husband of 67 years, Richard J. Hames Sr., whom she married Nov. 28, 1955, in Columbia, South Carolina, passed away June 7, 2023.

Her son, Richard J. Hames Jr.; and her brother, Theodore Parent, also preceded Patty in death.

Family and friends may call 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown.

Family and friends may gather again from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2023, at the funeral home, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Parish Cemetery, where Patty will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband.

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