Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road


Jean M. PATTERSON, (nee GUSCHWAN) age 78. Beloved wife of 40 years to Richard. Dearest mother of Michael, Thomas and Matthew. Dear grandmother of Jacqueline. Loving sister of George Guschwan (Anne), Mary McBarron, Elizabeth Pitstick (Joseph), Susan Joy Van Keuren (Roy) and the late Andrew (Barb), Ann Marie (Len) and Frances (Leonard). Beloved aunt and friend to many.

Mass of Christian Burial; Wed., Sep. 2, 11:00 AM at Saint Charles Church. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery. VISITATION, Tue., Sep. 1, 2-4 & 6-8 at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd., Parma, (betw. Snow & Ridge).

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Dearest Guschwan Cousins,
    We are saddened to hear of Jean’s death and are flooded with childhood memories of gathering at your family home in Parma to celebrate every occasion known to man,including Baptisms,First Communions,Graduations from every level of school, Engagements,Weddings,Ordination,and just plain Sunday afternoon get togethers.They were always happy times and still precious as they are remembered .May God bless you all as you mourn the death of yet another sibling. He will be at your sides as you say goodbye with the joyful feeling you will all be joined again in HIS Heavenly Home.
    Roger and Kathy Abood and Family
    Three sons,one daughter AND 12 Grandchildren

  2. My dear sister Jean, and Family,
    My heart aches with Jean/s passing. I am writing this message because I am not able to attend the funeral. Jean was a kind, loving, smart sister to me. She was the one, who was able to help take care of our mom in her final years. Thank You – Jean! Too many memories to list here! I love you and will miss you! God be with you!..Betty

  3. My spirit is with you for Jeannes funeral. Since we are the same age, I remember many heart to hearts with her, sharing “secrets” that young girls are wont to share! Parma visits were always a time to be excited about! Filled with fun on the Buckaroo, food and laughter! My love and sympathy to all the families.
    Sincerely and with much love,
    Joanne Deutsch Filocco
    Three sons, one daughter,13 grandchildren and nine great grands. Another due in March! Many more “step” grand and great grands!

  4. We are so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing and will remember her fondly. May God bless your family during this difficult time. We will remember our conversations with Jean after Mass when we would run into her at St. Paschal’s as well as the time she volunteered to help us run a scouting event at Camp Beaumont.

    Chuck, Michelle Olenik and Family
    (Michael, Melissa, and Matthew)

  5. George … be assured of my prayers for your sister and entire family at this time of loss. May our gracious God bless, support and comfort all of you.
    I had hoped to stop in at Zabor’s after a funeral Tuesday at St. John Bosco. However, I was an hour early and doors were not open.


  6. We are so sorry to learn about Jean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dick.

    Chris, Don and Paul Kastner

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