I am writing to share the sad news that our Community is mourning the loss of Emmaus resident Patty Taylor. She passed peacefully in her home at Jordan House on Wednesday afternoon. We celebrate having known her and having shared our lives with her these past 22 years.
Emmaus makes a promise to care for people for life – and we have kept that promise. Patty opened her heart and her life to us and we are better for it!
Please see below for the full obituary. We will miss Patty dearly and appreciate your thoughts and prayers for her family, housemates, and all the people who loved her.
Karen D. Jacobsen
Priscilla “Patty” Taylor
August 2, 1939 – January 10, 2018
On January 10, 2018 Priscilla “Patty” Taylor died peacefully, surrounded by members of the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh where she made her home for the past twenty-two years. She is now re-united in heaven with her dear mother Violet Kaczor and her brother Ronald Taylor. Patty is survived by her nephew Martin (Christine) Taylor and their six children, her two housemates Michele and Gerry, as well as many other members of the Emmaus Community including Direct Support Professionals, staff, residents, volunteers, board members, and friends.
Patty and her mother lived together in Carnegie for many years caring for each other. When Patty’s mom passed away, the Emmaus Community opened its doors and its heart to welcome her. To know Patty was to love her. She was always kind, thoughtful, caring, and outgoing. She loved children, playing her guitar, and visiting with friends. She loved dressing up for special occasions, having her hair and nails done and wearing jewelry. Most of all Patty was a lover of life. She will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
The Emmaus Community would like to thank the staff of Interim Healthcare Hospice for their loving and compassionate support during the past few years. Visitation will be on Monday January 15, 2018 at Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home from 4pm to 8pm, 2323 East Carson St. Pittsburgh PA 15203, and a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 16th at 10am at St. Adalbert’s Church, Prince of Peace Parish, 160 South 15th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203. Interment at Jefferson Memorial, 401 Curry Hollow Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15236.