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Patricia Marie Weidinger

Patricia Marie (Mangas) Weidinger, age 91, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully on May 2, 2019, with her loving husband and family by her side, following a short and painfree battle with cancer.  She was born on May 27, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late John and Mildred Mangas.  On June 26, 1948, she married William Daniel Weidinger.  Together they shared over seventy years of love and companionship.  Survivors include sister, Marge Replogle, brother, Jack Mangas, and her children, Bill (Ann) Weidinger, Joe (Debby) Weidinger (Debby), Tom (Karen) Weidinger, Jane (Dan) Wolford, Mary Jo (Dean) Kiourtsis, twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Manrow.  After high school Pat undertook nurses training and worked as a doctor’s assistant until marriage and motherhood redirected her efforts.  Once her children reached school age, she re-entered the work force as a school principal’s assistant, hospital aide and orthodontic scheduling coordinator.  Pat was an active volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house, Telephone Pioneer Luncheons, CAPA, Triangle Club (Ohio Bell), and the Golden Hobby Shop in German Village. She was an avid gardener; her yard abundant with flowers and blooms through the Spring and Summer. She was a master quilter, designing and creating close to one hundred quilts which were often donated to charitable causes. The remaining quilts are part of her family legacy, in the possession of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Pat’s proudest achievement was being the leader, wife, mother and grandmother to a strong-willed and loving family. Her greatest joy was her family and spending time with each and every member. She will continue to live on through bright and warm memories shared by loved ones.  Husband Bill and all the family are extremely grateful to the warm and dedicated staff of The Forum at Knightsbridge who made her final days as pleasant and comfortable as they could possibly be. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held Monday, May 27th at The Forum at Knightsbridge, 4625 Knightsbridge Boulevard from 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Donations may be made to American Brain Tumor Assoication at www.ABTA.Org.  Please visit www.Ohiocremation.Org to leave a condolence for the family.

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  • Zoe says:

    I loved spending time with Grandma painting, sewing and doing crafts. She would always come to my games/recitals whenever she could and would tell me how proud she was of me. I remember playing in her yard and she would teach me about all the different flowers, the snapdragons were always my favorite. One of my favorite memories was when she came over and beat all of Will’s friends in arm wrestling and they were humiliated. You will forever be loved and missed Grandma. Stay strong Grandpa, we are all here for you. Love, Zoe

  • AdamWolford says:

    My grandmother was an amazing woman, she would whoop us in arm wrestling and then make us cookies.
    She leaves a legacy of laughter, love, happiness and passion for life. She was the ultimate example of a life well lived, her enthusiasm for teaching her grandchildren life lessons, cards and the importance of humor will never be forgotten.
    Love you Grandma,

  • Jane Wolford says:

    Our mother was a force of nature, unbridled energy and so very passionate about the importance of education. She had a ready smile and always made room at her table for one more. Not only did she volunteer in her kid’s classrooms, she volunteered in her grandkid’s classrooms. She was always willing to make an amazing quilt or piece of art for a deserving charity. She never sat down with a grandkid that she didn’t teach them an important life lesson. The world is a much better place because of her love, joy and lessons of tolerance.
    She was the shining example of a life well lived.

  • Jonathan says:

    What a wonderful woman! Grandma was the only person that could truly tell how I was feeling during my worst days and always made them a little bit better. She made me realize that everything was goi g to be ok. I will miss endless afternoons of cards and brownies! Love you Jon.

  • Leah says:

    Grandma Pat was an amazing and generous person. She taught me how to make a quilt and when I said that I liked a pattern, she surprised me with a quilt. She loved her life and was always happy surrounded by family. I am so happy that she was able to meet her great grandson. We will all love and miss her greatly.

  • Tom Weidinger says:

    Pat Weidinger, what a blessing to us all. She loved unconditionally. She taught us how to live and how to die with a caring grace. She showed us when to laugh and when to cry. She guided us with a thundering velvet hand that we both feared and loved. How lucky we all are to have known this woman, to have had her in our lives and now in our memories forever.

    Thanks Mom for all you gave me. For sharing your humor, you wisdom and your love until the very end of your amazing life. Like I told you, you are the best mom I ever had. And, like you told me, you are the only mom I ever had. What a blessing.


  • Liz Wolford says:

    All of my memories of my grandma are around her kitchen table with a deck of cards. It didn’t matter the time of year, the weather, or time of day, we played cards. She and grandpa taught me how to play Golf, Casino, Rummy, and my all-time favorite of go fish.
    She was the most thoughtful, brilliant, kind, colorful, and loving woman that I have ever met. She wasn’t afraid to give it to you straight but was also the first one to give you a hug.
    Perhaps my favorite memory of her is from when I would visit for a week, by myself, in the summer. That week was always the highlight of my year. We would garden, shop, cook, and bake. However, it was when we would go outside at dusk and collect fireflies to be used as a night light – those will forever remain my favorite memories.
    Our family will miss such a strong-willed woman who always provided the best advice.

  • Sherry Taylor says:

    I was very sorry to hear of Mrs. Weidinger’s passing. I met her at the Golden Hobby Shop where she helped me with
    my family quilts. My mother and grandmother were big time quilters. She repaired a quilt for me, did binding on another and she and the quilting ladies took a quilt top of my grandmother’s and made it into a finished quilt. She was a lovely, lovely lady and I will miss her.

  • Andrea O'Neal says:

    To the Weidinger Family:
    I am so very saddened at the passing of Pat. I am a volunteer and the current President of the Board of Trustees at the Golden Hobby Gift Shop and Pat will be missed by everyone associated with the shop. She was always a kind, smiling presence when she was there. We are so very grateful for all of her many, many contributions and support. I am particularly grateful to Pat for her beautiful craftsmanship in finishing a quilt that my mother had started before she passed away. Pat had a tremendous commitment to creating a well constructed quilt, and I will always remember Pat as I treasure what my mother started and Pat finished. My mother would have been so very proud and happy to see the beautiful work Pat did to complete it. My thoughts and prayers are with your family as we all grieve her loss.

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