August 18, 1939 - September 2, 2021
Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and community volunteer, Patricia “Pat” Frye, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed peacefully in her home on Thursday, September 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born and raised in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Dorothy and William Cook. She played piano by ear for church and choir, and later the organ at home and for Christmas parties. She raised her three children in McKeesport and worked at Council of Governments, and various U.S. Steel/USX locations in Homestead, PA, Texas, Taiwan, Turkey, and Yugoslavia with her second husband, George Frye, the love of her life working in Pittsburgh, and Saxonburg PA before retiring to Punta Gorda, Florida when they continued to work overseas and travel the world making lifelong friends during their adventures. The couple loved living on the Peace River and being a part of the Punta Gorda Boat Club and sailing or boating on the river and to the Caribbean. Mom relished her time spent playing bridge with these same friends and enjoyed dinner parties, reading novels, and completing countless crossword puzzles. A socialite at heart, she was well known to many who loved her as they hosted many dinner parties, happy hours, where she tried new hor d’oeuvres, everyone said she was a good cook. She was an ardent and vivacious storyteller who was blessed with many lasting friendships. She enjoyed working in the flower and vegetable gardens, knitted, crocheted, and created many cross stitch and crewel pictures. She used her skills in the kitchen to make her famous apple dumplings, among other treats. Pat and George moved to Heritage Oak Park as one of the “original” homeowners, and became active including the computer club, enjoyed duplicate bridge and hosted happy hours and dinner parties with their new friends in the park. Pat leaves behind a legacy of a life well-lived and those left to cherish her memory include a son, Ron Jennings, wife, Sueanne, of Baltimore, Maryland; a daughter, Cheri Alexander of Port Charlotte, Florida; and two grandchildren, Lauren Jennings, her husband Jeremy Hackett; Crit Jennings; daughter-in-law Lisa Jennings Buettner; and her loving pet Maltese, Bonnie. Pat was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, William Cook, first husband, George Jennings, her second husband-the love of her life George Frye, and son, Robert Jennings. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of her wishes, memorial contributions can be made to Meals on Wheels of Charlotte County, 3082 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida, 33952. To celebrate her life, share her love of life and good memories at your next dinner or brunch!
Beloved mother, wife, grandmother, and community volunteer, Patricia “Pat” Frye, 82, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed peacefully in her home on Thursday, September 2, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born and raised... View Obituary & Service Information
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