Patricia Herzig, July 16, 1939-July 7, 2013

Patricia R. "Pat" Herzig (nee: Barkhauer), 73, of Port Clinton (formerly of North Olmsted), passed away Sunday, July 7, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 16, 1939 in Cleveland. Pat cherished spending time with her family; she enjoyed cleaning, cooking-entertaining immensely with lots of food, sewing, boating, travel and loved her dogs Gismo and Lexi. 

Survivors include her husband of fifteen years Randie A. Herzig of Port Clinton; her children: Tammi R. Zavatchen (Dave) of Brunswick; Torri A. Barth (Mike) of Strongsville; Tim E. Pesta (fiancé  Tiffany Walborn) of Dundee, MI; Jennifer Freeman of Truckee, CA; Christopher Herzig of Jones, OK. Additional survivors include ten grandchildren; Craig (Kelly), Justin, Chris, Kaylee, Yonna, Annabelle, Virginia, Alex, Ella, Aaron. Pat was looking forward to the birth of her first great grandchild; little baby Barth, due in September. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl J. Pesta Jr.; a son, James R. Pesta; and her parents, Robert and Helen (nee: Weiss) Barkhauer.

Pat was "The Matriarch" of her (21) cousins. She is also survived by numerous family and friends, and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Family will receive friends 4-8 p.m. on Thursday July 11, in The Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6265 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, OH, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12. Pastor Dan Wenger will officiate.  Burial will be private at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Pat's memory can be sent to Memorial Home Health & Hospice, 430 South Main St., Clyde, OH 43410. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria, 440-322-4626.  Online condolences can be expressed at

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