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Patricia A. Stahler

Patricia A. (nee Dougherty) Stahler passed into God’s Arms on Oct. 27, 2013, after a lengthy illness.

Her beloved husband of 48 years, Charles, was at her bedside.

Patricia was born in Cleveland on March 16, 1929, the seventh child of the late Frank E. Dougherty and Helen (nee Kearns) Dougherty. She was an alumna of Sacred Heart Academy in East Cleveland and of St. John’s College in Cleveland.

Patricia was a teacher for 40 years, mostly in the Catholic school systems and also in various public and private school systems in Ohio and North Carolina.

Prior to her marriage to Charles Stahler, “Trish” was a member of the Ursuline Sisters for 15 years. She and Chuck have maintained a close relationship with the Ursulines and count many of the Sisters as friends.

Trish was an accomplished soprano and sang in many choirs during her years in Ohio and North Carolina.

The Stahlers returned to Ohio in 1993 and resided in Geauga County. The couple moved to Sanger, Calif., and lived with their daughter and son-in-law from April 2012 until the present time.

Trish was also a dyed-in-the-wool fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers!

Patricia is survived by her husband, Charles; and daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Christopher Cagle; brother Edward, of Mentor; and sister Helen (Horkan) in Willowick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings Daniel, Frank, Paul, Joseph, Mary (Nelson) and Michael Dougherty, all of Ohio.

She is also survived by Charles’ sister, Jane Sweeney, of Willoughby; and John Cunningham, of Chardon.

There are many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, most of whom reside in the northern Ohio area.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at new St. Mary Church, Sanger, Calif., on Nov. 12.

A memorial service will be conducted at St. Edward Church, 16150 Center St., Parkman Township, by Father John Burkley, who was a longtime pastor and friend to Trish and Chuck, on Nov. 16 at 10 a.m.

Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in her memory to the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 2600 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124 or to Hinds Hospice, which provided outstanding loving care for her. Hinds Hospice is at 1616 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.

Local arrangements by Burr Funeral Home of Chardon. Information and condolences on line at

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