Patricia Schwalbach passes away

DOWNEY - Patricia B. Schwalbach, a former employee at Downey Regional Medical Center, passed away Aug. 4.She was born Aug. 26, 1934 in Akron, Ohio, to Leonard Schwalbach and Ruth McGovern. They had six children:‚Äàfour girls and two boys. She played for the Carney Auditor girls' basketball team, organized in 1937 as the Cleveland Parkers. They won a total of 532 games. Schwalbach worked at Akron General Hospital as a histology technician. After moving to California she worked at Mission Hospital in Huntington Park, and then Downey Regional Medical Center, where she worked until her retirement in 2000. She was predeceased by her brother, Bob, on Aug. 2 of this year. She is survived by sisters Betty Budd and Dorothy Dole; nephews Rick, Don Budd and their wives; nieces Judy, Patty Ann, Ruth Ann and their husbands; and grandchildren. Funeral services will take place at Forest Lawn in Long Beach. Visitation will take place Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the mortuary building, with a Mass at 6 p.m. Burial will take place Aug. 14 at 2 p.m., beginning with a Mass at the memorial chapel.

********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17