Patricia A. Surprise, age 73, resident of Toledo, Ohio, passed away and went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at ProMedica Toledo Hospital. She was born on August 24, 1949, in Toledo, Ohio, to the late Melvin and Gloria (Sosa) Surprise.
Patricia had a big heart and a gentle soul, which made her an amazing caregiver. She had worked in the nursing field for over 50 years, 20 of which were at ProMedica. She enjoyed crocheting, making crafts, and playing games on her phone. Patricia loved the outdoors and enjoyed the camping trips she would take with her husband, Gary. Patricia’s smile, love and laughter will be missed by all who knew her.
Those left to forever cherish her memory are her loving husband of over 30 years, Gary Rau; sister, Dolores Crawford; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death and greeted in Heaven by her brother, Melvin R. Surprise Jr.; and a nephew, Gary Crawford.
Family and friends may visit at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 West Laskey Road, Toledo, Ohio, 43623, on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 12:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 1:00 pm. Patricia will be laid to rest at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer, www.komen.org.
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