Patricia M. Danforth Lamphear, 93, of Hultquist Place, 715 Falconer St. Jamestown, NY, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.
A resident of the area for most of her life, she was born December 31, 1928 in Derby, NY, the daughter of the late LaVerne and Erma Wardwell Danforth.
Patricia graduated from the Jamestown High School Class of 1947 and attended her 70th class reunion in 2017.
Patricia made Florida her home for many years with her longtime companion CW Russ, who ran and owned his own telephone equipment business.
Prior to her retirement, she was a demonstrator for Sam’s Club for 17 years, working in Brandon, Florida for 6 years and in Jamestown, NY for 11 years and loved everyone she worked with. She received numerous awards while working at Sam’s Club, including Associate of the Month and several certificates of recognition. In previous years, she had worked for the former WT Grants Store, Maple Grove High School and was a dental assistant.
Patricia loved music and followed her favorite band “Happy Days” wherever they played. She also had a favorite poem called “Miss Me But Let Me Go” by Christina Georgina Rosetti.
She was a member of Lakewood Memorial Post 1286, American Legion, Lakewood, NY and a former member of Ingjald Lodge 65 Independent Order of the Vikings and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.
Survived by his two daughters: Susan (Brian) Best of Westfield, NY, Wendy (Dave) Gyrylo of Panama, NY, five grandchildren: Michael (Nina Coyle) Przepiora of Sherman, NY, James (Holly) Przepiora of Oxford, MI, Michael (Laura) Watson of Gerry, NY, Justin Watson of Warren, PA, Heather Lepley of Jamestown, NY, and his eleven great-grandchildren: Joseph, Dylan, Brandon, Taylor, Alex, Ashley, Garrett, Tommy , Halle, Kato, and Jack. She is also survived by several cousins the Burkes, several nieces and nephews and her special niece Kathy Gourley as well as many special friends.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Jeanne Gourley, Judith Kayner and a brother, LaVerne Danforth.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Lind Funeral Home. The Reverend Adam Rohler, pastor of the First Covenant Church will officiate. Prior visits will not be respected. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
Memorials can be made at St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org/donate, The Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Dr. Rochester, NY 14620 or Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14642.
You can leave words of condolence for Patricia’s family at www.lindfuneralhome.com.