Patricia Ann (Sawicki) Burik

March 14th, 1935 - April 17th, 2017

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          Patricia Ann (Sawicki) Burik, 82, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2017 at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born on March 14th, 1935 in Erie, a daughter of the late Michael Sawicki, Ann Maxumczyk and step daughter of John Maxumczyk.

          Pat was a graduate of St. Stanislaus grade school, Academy high school, and Gannon University with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Pat held a number of secretarial positions throughout her career, eventually retiring from National Fuel Gas.

          Pat enjoyed tennis, golf, gardening, sewing, crafts, and travel but mostly spending time with her family and friends. She always loved an opportunity to host or attend a gathering with others. Pat was a skilled crafter having spent more than 30 years selling her homemade items at craft shows across Erie. Pat always had a positive outlook on life and shared this through her speeches as a member of the National Fuel Gas Speakers Bureau. She frequently gave a speech entitled “Keep Your Sunny Side Up” at various events across Erie County. Pat also participated annually in the People for Life breakfast.

          Pat was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, the Legion of Mary Auxiliary, the Erie Guild of Craftsmen, the Red Hat Society and a former member of the Siebenbuerger Singing Society.

          In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by one son, Frankie Jr.

          Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Frank Burik; two sons, Thomas Burik (wife Kathleen) and James Burik, of Erie, and one daughter Suzanne Burik (husband Jonathan Kovitch), of Mentor Ohio. Pat is also survived by one sister, Christine Shubert (husband John) and one brother John Maxumczyk (wife Shirley), of Erie. She is also survived by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

          Relatives and friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Blvd., Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with a funeral Mass, held at St. Luke Church, 421 East 38th Street at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

          Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Church, 421 East 38th St, Erie, PA 16504, the Inner-city Neighborhood Art House, 201 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16503, or People for Life, 1625 West 26th St, Erie, PA 16508.