Patricia U. Takach

October 31, 1943June 28, 2020

Takach, Patricia U., 76 of Tampa passed away at home with family by her side on June 28, 2020. She was the beloved wife of her surviving husband, Richard M. Takach, for 56 years.

Patricia was the loving, devoted mother of three children. Her son, Joseph, preceded her and passed as an infant. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Swoboda (Scott), and Laura Paton (John). She is survived by her granddaughters, Meilyn and Lianna Paton, who knew and loved her as their Nana Pat. She was an amazing grandmother to them and cherished their time spent together. Patricia is also survived by her sister, Diana Marino (Frank) and brother, John Uliano (Sandy).

Originally from Connecticut, Patricia and family have lived in Florida since 1977. Patricia was dedicated to her chosen profession of teaching. She was a college instructor in Connecticut and later at HCC when she moved to Tampa. She then taught at the high school level at Tarpon Springs High School, Eastlake High School and Seminole High School. She retired after over 40 years of teaching.

Patricia enjoyed tennis in her youth and was also fond of Pinochle and card games. She and Richard traveled to Europe and loved river cruising. They also spent fun vacations in Biloxi, Mississippi. Family gatherings were treasured by Patricia and held often. After the adoptions of her granddaughters, Patricia spent many vacations with the girls. In her retirement years, Patricia helped foster cats for St. Francis Society Animal Rescue.

Private services for the family have been arranged by Blount & Curry Funeral Home- Oldsmar West Chapel. Donations in memory of Patricia may be made to Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital of Memphis, TN, or St. Francis Society Animal Rescue of Tampa.


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Brenda Riggins

July 1, 2020

Enjoyed teaching down the hall from Pat at East Lake. She was a dedicated, hard working teacher. Always had a smile and warm greeting.