Death Notice



Patricia M. “Pat” Bartkus, 56, a long-time Sunnyside resident, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 12, 1948 at Rapid City, S.D., the daughter of Eileen (Taylor) O’Connor. She received her education in Sunnyside. She was employed at Yakima Bait Company in Granger for 15 years.

On Dec. 30, 1983 she married Philip Bartkus in Prosser.

She is survived by her husband, Philip Bartkus of Sunnyside; two sons, Sean Allan of Yakima and Shane Allan; eight grandchildren; one sister, Katie Beck and husband, Garry, of Vancouver; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Edith Taylor; her mother, Eileen O’Connor; and one brother, Joe O’Connor.

Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her memory may contribute to the American Cancer Society.


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