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Patricia A Whittaker

August 12, 1950 — December 1, 2019

Take advice from the ocean; be shore of yourself, come out of your shell, take time to coast, avoid pier pressure, sea life's beauty, don't let the tide down and make waves. The most beautiful stones have been tossed by wind, smoothed and polished by water. Just like those stones, we too have been polished by the gifts of our mother... The wisdom of her years, the strength of her values and the patience of her understanding. Patricia A. Whittaker (nee Mondile) was the pillar of her family. She was strong, smart, crafty and passionate. Cooking barefoot was only one of her several superpowers. She was action, emotion and devotion.

Seeing death as the end of life is seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. It's there a comforting sense of peace and well-being flows from these living waters... Soft reflections and memories of our special times. On Sunday December 1, 2019 Pat had reached the horizon and after 69 years, we turned her over from time to eternity.

Mrs. Whittaker was born in Camden and had raised her family in the Delair section of Pennsauken for over 20 years. Some old fashioned things are hard to beat and a little bit of country is good for your soul. Of all the paths she took in her life, the old dirt road took Pat and her husband Jim to 31 acres in Wading River. Her career path kept her moving right along, working as a registered in-home and visiting nurse. She had contributed to the benevolence of our nation's veterans and had been a longtime member of the Amvets Post 101 Ladies Auxiliary in Pennsauken. Most of all she liked getting her feet dirty camping and her bottom wet on the boat.

She gives you life. She gives you respect, love and gratitude. She believes in you, will nurture you and fight for you. Pat is the widow of her late husband James and is the mother of Charlene Francis & her husband Richard, Charles Hunter and Theresa Hunter. She is the proud grandmother of Melissa Francis, Tina & her husband Andrew Rosenman, Richard & his wife Erin Francis, Jr. and great grandmother of Jacob Francis, Liam and Hanna Rosenman. She is also survived and will be sadly missed by her sister Helen & her husband Jim Johnson, Kathy Hickman and Leonard & his late wife Barbara Mondile.

Love is like a candle. Though it may light a thousand more candles, it's flame is never diminished. Burn what is left of me and scatter my ashes to the wind. The time honored tradition of reuniting those we love with nature was held privately. If you must bury something, let it be my faults and weaknesses. The goodbye experience was co-created with Creran Celebration Etherington & Creran Funeral Homes. To share a heartfelt memory, please visit
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