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Patricia Ann Habers

July 10, 1936August 30, 2020

Patricia Ann Habers, age 84, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Mrs. Habers was born on July 10, 1936 in Belleville, IL, daughter of the late Maurice Schmeder and Vernalee Mayer Schmeder. Mrs. Habers was a long-time resident of Kings Park, NY for many years before she moved to Cartersville, GA.

Mrs. Habers truly excelled and loved sports since she was a little girl where she was always picked first on the boys’ teams. Pat officiated field hockey and basketball, coached bowling, coached and officiated volleyball and softball on Long Island, NY for decades. She earned the NY State Field Hockey Official of the Year Award in 2001. She was a nationally ranked field hockey official traveling nationwide organizing clinics and running up and down the hockey field into her late 70s. One of her proudest moments was being one of the first women inducted into the Suffolk County, Long Island, NY Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.

Mrs. Habers was a true and faithful servant of the Lord and a proud and active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Pat had an exceptional voice and thrived on sharing her love of the Lord through singing in the church choir. She was an outstanding cook, enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her gardens, and had a great love of dogs and horses. Christmas was her favorite time of the year and she loved sharing her joy with friends and family by entertaining and beautifully decorating her entire house for the season. Pat was passionate about God and Country and had endless energy and enthusiasm in life. She had seemingly endless interests, hobbies, and experiences that enabled her to carry on a conversation about any topic. People were drawn to her charismatic personality and she was always the life of the party. Pat was also active in her community, serving on her HOA and volunteering for Bartow County Department of Family and Child Services as a case reviewer. The pride and joy of her life were her two sons, Paul and Scott and her only grandchild and granddaughter, Nadia. Mrs. Habers was an outgoing, loving, and social person who never turned away from anyone in need.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-three years, John Habers; sons, Paul and Scott (Natasha) Habers; granddaughter, Nadia; brothers, David (Karen) Tylka and Mallory Schmeder. A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from four o'clock in the afternoon until seven on Thursday, the 10th of September, 2020 at Owen Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Tuesday, the 27th of October, 2020 at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Rev. Don Startup officiating. Interment will follow in the GA National Cemetery. 
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Etowah Valley Humane Society at www.etowahvalleyhumane.org, Samaritans Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org, Tabernacle Baptist Church or an organization of your choice. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has the honor of serving Mrs. Habers' family through this difficult time.

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  • Gathering Of Family and Friends

    Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Dave & Karen Tylka

September 10, 2020

Dear Scott, Natasha, Nadia, and Jack and Paul--

Thinking of you all today as you gather with loved ones, friends and neighbors to share memories of Pat and your grief together.
Sending our sincere sympathy and wishing you comfort and peace--

Dave & Karen Tylka

Stacy Tylka

September 7, 2020

Dear Uncle Jack, Paul, Scott, Natasha, and Nadia:

Sending you all love, care, and prayers for calmness, acceptance, and peace as you mourn the loss of Aunt Pat. Aunt Pat was always bountiful with excitement & energy and I remember her always interested in practicing volleyball & softball with me during her visits to St. Louis. I also remember it was not Christmas yet until literally a giant box with a multitude of presents from New York was delivered on our porch from Aunt Pat; for me, it wasn’t necessarily the presents but the wonderful feeling that someone so far away thought of and loved Dustin and I so much to send such a treasure chest—as you stated, she truly loved Christmas and embraced the joys of the season.

I want you to know that Aunt Pat was loved dearly and will be missed dearly by all.

Love,
Stacy, Steve, Sophie, and Tyler (Tylka) Halm

Deborah and Donald Brookshire

September 7, 2020

We had the honor of meeting Pat, Jack, and Paul through her son Scott and beautiful family. Pat was a lovely lady. The Habers are wonderful and loving people, and we enjoy spending time with them. We send our condolences, prayers, and love during this time. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Donald and Deborah Brookshire

Barbara Sellers

September 7, 2020

When Pat moved south.....her love and dedication to Field Hockey brought her back to Long Island for several years during the fall season to continue officiating. If you were involved in Field Hockey on Long Island you knew Pat. She officiated NCAA, high school and New York State Championship games for most of her adult life, passing on her passion of the game to so many others.
Rest In Peace Pat.

lew miller

September 6, 2020

Pat was a no-nonsense woman. She worked with me at Harborfields High School for many years assisting me with laboratory preparation. She was always ready at a moments notice to assist and take over if necessary in the lab.
I really loved working with her knowing she would never "beat around the bush." If she had an opinion, she expressed it. I was sorry when she decided to leave Harborfields and leave Long Island. We lost touch over the years, but I do have a fond memory of one of her signature food dishes...her pulled pork. Amazing. I'm a better person for knowing her. RIP

Rick Mercurio

September 5, 2020

Pat is a legend and icon in field hockey. She recruited countless men and women into becoming involved with officiating FH. She was a mentor and educator throughout her years. Her impact on the acceptance and betterment of women’s athletes and sport will forever more continue.
She made everyone feel like they were her best friend. I will always keep her in my thoughts and memories.

diane Burkhardt

September 4, 2020

Pat, you will be missed by the Long Island Field Hockey community so very, very much. Thanks to you , so many of us had a better appreciation for the game and for the officials with whom we worked with for years. Thank you for your dedication and professionalism always. Be at peace now.

Peter Blieberg

September 4, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Pats passing. She was a great lady who produced a tremendous family. Although I was closest with Scott, I had the privilege to get to meet the entire family and knew from day one that she was the backbone of that group. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of loss and will say a prayer on Thursday for her.
Sincerely,
Pete Blieberg

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