Patricia Hamm HOOS
June 23, 1938 – September 2, 2020
Patricia Hamm Hoos, 82
Patricia Hoos, born June 23, 1938 in Muskegon, MI, passed into heaven last week in Bluffton, SC. She has been a resident of Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton for over 20 years. Patricia and the Hoos family also formerly resided in Dunwoody, GA north of Atlanta, in Midland, MI, in Hudson, OH, and in Birmingham, MI. A graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in Education, Patricia was a teacher before she and late husband John started their family. Patricia also enjoyed owning an embroidery business in Ohio, and working as a contract support team member for Xerox in Atlanta for many years. But her greatest passion was love for her family and friends. Possessing a gift of an excellent perception of character, she always had kindness for those she met while maintaining a motherly affection and protection of family and loved ones. Even in times of recent illnesses, her caring for others above herself was abundantly evident, and lives on as an example of selfless love for this world.
“Young Patricia” married her college sweetheart “Loverboy” John, and she lived her life devoted to him, family, and raising their four loving children whom she is survived by: Suzi 57, Betsi 54, Molli 50, and John 49; she is also survived by sister-in-law Helga, nephew Jimmy, son-in-laws Scott Dmitrenko and Greg Russell, grandchildren Dylan and Cameron, grand-nephews Eli and Zeke, nephew in law Rich Brown, grand-nieces Sophie and Adela, by a circle of close friends in Bluffton/Sun City, Atlanta, Michigan, and beyond, and by her ever happy little furry friend Luci. She is daughter of the late Florence and James Hamm of Muskegon, MI, and previously departed by late husband John G Hoos, brother James Hamm, and niece Sonya Hamm.
Patricia was welcomed home by her Heavenly Father on September 2, 2020, and we now have a guardian-angel looking over us in this world. She will be laid to rest at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, GA alongside of her beloved husband John G Hoos. A family-only service will be held at Arlington Memorial on Saturday, September 19.
In the interest of safety, a live online video stream of the service will be provided at 3:30pm on September 19 – all are invited to join online – a link to the online stream will be provided on the day of the service at (https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/sandy-springs-ga/patricia-hoos-9347756 ).
Additionally, friends and loved ones are asked to contribute fond memories in advance of the service by sharing a recorded video-message for the service on Patricia’s Tribute page at https://www.tribute.co/celebration-of-life-memorial-for-patricia-hoos/
Photos can also be shared via https://patriciahoosphotomemories.shutterfly.com/pictures .
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Patricia’s loving name to one or more of her favorite charities: The Wounded Warrior Project https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/ , Shriners Hospital https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate , or St. Jude Children’s Hospital https://www.stjude.org/give.html .
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Patricia Hamm HOOS
September 19, 2020
Patricia was a beautiful lady. She was always so much fun when we had a Contract Meetings. We all lived in different states so these meetings would bring us all together and we all loved seeing each other and hanging out. So many wonderful memories. She has a beautiful family and I am sure she is watching over each one of you from heaven.
September 18, 2020
Patricia was one of the nicest and sweetest people I have ever known. She was always so kind, and I felt like I had always known her from the first moment that I met her. She was a great friend and was always willing to listen or to share advice. She will be missed! I know that she is watching over all of her family and friends from heaven! Love you, Patricia!
September 17, 2020
I will forever remember your beautiful smile...your sense of humor and sarcasm...I was the first one there when you came home and one of the last to see you before you left us all. It was such a honor for me to be one of your Caregivers. We instantly had a connection, and not just with you but with the whole family. I will miss our times together...the moments we shared and how we blew kisses goodbye to each other every time it was time for me to leave. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I want to also take the time to say thank you To John, Betsi, Suzi and Molli for allowing me to be not only your mom's caregiver but making me feel welcome and a part of the family. You will never be forgotten. I will remember you anytime I see a horse race, or a crossword puzzle but most of all that smile you would give me anytime I walked in the room. I would hold your hand to comfort you but what you didn't know is how you brought me comfort. Forever in my heart. Love always. Hugs and kisses until we meet again - with my finger pointing up to you in heaven. Blowing you one last kiss. Love you Ms. Patricia. Sincerely, YOUR FAVORITE CAREGIVER, LATOYA (shhhh don't tell anybody it was our lil secret ...oxoxo) May you rest in peace and praying for you all.
September 17, 2020
Patricia was a friend for 14 years . I met her when I moved to SC.
We had too many fun memories to list.
Rest In Peace my dear friend. I miss you❤️❤️🌷🌷🌷🌷
September 15, 2020
I wish my friend, Patricia, God's speed on her travels to heaven. I will miss her happy, fun loving spirit. She was always the "fashionista". She and I longed for a grandchild when we were the only ones who were not Grandmas. Our prayers were answered and we were overjoyed.. We were amazed to learn that we had lived just 2 blocks apart in Dunwoody, GA but never met until we became neighbors in Sun City. Patricia and I belonged to a terrific mah jongg group for many years and shared good times, laughs and lunches.
Peace my dear friend; I will miss you.
September 14, 2020
Words cannot express my sadness for Patricia's passing. We became friends at Xerox in the 90's. Patricia was a preppy & classic dresser. Loved exercise - even had a personal trainer. She was a happy person - & loved organic food - her "logo"!! I always admired her beautiful hands - which produced beautiful hand writing. We enjoyed trips to Hilton Head w/John, the Lindskoog's, Nell & Susanne. We played golf (Patricia shopped), ate, drank & had fun every year I helped her pack up the Dunwoody home & unpack in Sun City. Our last trip was to the Highlands, NC a few years ago - Patricia was a jigsaw "junkie" & it rubbed off on me. She loved her children & grandchildren very much. She will be missed by me & others, but am happy she is spending eternity with God our Father. Amen.
September 14, 2020
I have so many wonderful memories of my friend, Patricia. I feel so lucky that the Xerox Contract Support team brought us together. She was from Atlanta, happily married to John and the mother of 4 beautiful adult children. I was from Boston, single and still looking for Mr. Right (who I never found!). Although our lives and experiences couldn’t have been more different, we became instant friends. Patricia’s family was quite obviously the most important thing in her life, but I always remember her telling me how important her girlfriends were to her. Patricia had many friends and a true gift for making everyone she met feel so important. She welcomed me into her family on my trips to Atlanta. I treasured her visits to Boston, and our trips to Cape Cod, Kennebunkport, NYC, SF and SC. There is a story behind each of those adventures: we laughed, we cried, we sang, we danced. And I cherish those memories now more than ever. Sadly, in recent years we didn’t have many of those opportunities to get together, but Patricia was, and will always be, in my heart. It was a privilege to be her friend. I miss you, my friend. Rest In Peace. Love, Peggy.
September 13, 2020
Living in New Zealand, we did not see Patricia often but loved her company when she did visit. My fondest memory is of the first time she stayed at our home and I can still see her in my kitchen, having her morning coffee, and saying that she felt so welcome that she was free to help herself to coffee and still be in her night attire. It was so easy to welcome her to our home. Love you Patricia. Xx