Patricia A. Tilot, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Was reunited with her husband on Monday, October 19, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Age 76 years. Patricia Ann Margelis was born on December 31, 1932 in Bay City, Michigan, to the late James G. and Anna K. (Baker) Margelis. She married Thomas Spencer Tilot, Sr. on June 14, 1951. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2000. Patricia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She spent her life nurturing her family’s faith and commitment to each other. Patricia was a member of St. Stephen’s Parish for over 40 years.  Surviving are three daughters: Ann (Donald) Herm, Linwood, Barbara (Larry) Korting, Saginaw, Heidi (Keith) Teachout, Kaleva, MI; five sons: Thomas Jr. Tilot, Saginaw, Michael (Marilyn) Tilot, Hemlock, Gregory (Linda) Tilot, Saginaw, Paul (Kristine) Tilot, Saginaw, Christopher (Cherie) Tilot; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Andriana Mirelez.  Patricia’s Funeral Liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 23, 2009 at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1310 Malzahn. Rev. Fr. James G. Heller will officiate. Rite of Committal will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service honoring Patricia will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday under the direction of Pastoral Associate, Audrey Wilson. Patricia will lie in state at the church on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Thomas and Patricia Tilot Scholarship Fund, VNA Hospice – Partners in Caring, or the American Cancer Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.