Patricia A.


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Patricia A. Oesterreicher

Jun 23 1942 - Jan 10 2022

Patricia A. Oesterreicher was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Patricia passed away January 10, 2022 in Dallas, Texas at the age of 79.  She will be greatly missed.

Born June 23, 1942 to Merlin White and Helen Mitas in Saginaw, Michigan. Patricia grew up in Albee Township of Michigan, and attended high school in Chesaning, Michigan where she met and fell in love with her best friend, Jim. She married James Erwin Oesterreicher August 10, 1963 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albee Township, Michigan. The two moved from Michigan to Pittsburgh, on to New Jersey and Ohio, Pennsylvania to California and finally Texas, having three sons along the way. Wherever they were, Patricia had an incredible way of making each place a special home for her family.

Pat had a talent for preparing and hosting the warmest gatherings for family and friends, making special memories for all gathered.  Known for her superior bridge playing, she had prowess on the golf course, as well. Once shooting a hole in one, Patricia was an avid golfer who relished getting time on the course. Mapping out golf courses in the area, she would create special outings for she and Jim, often inviting close friends to join in.

Patricia’s loving heart was a beacon of light to all who knew her. She cared for others without end. With her priority to care for her husband Jim, three sons and grandchildren, she still set aside time to volunteer with numerous organizations. Close to her heart, she worked diligently with the Spina Bifida Association and Scottish Rite of Dallas.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Oesterreicher of Athens, Texas; son, Scott Oesterreicher and wife, Michelle of McKinney, Texas; son, Tom Oesterreicher and wife, Sandy of Arvada, Colorado; daughter-in-law, Melissa Oesterreicher of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Nicole, Kaitlin, Julia, Owen, and Elise; brother, Harold Mitas and wife, Sue of McKinney, Texas; sister, Mary Lou Hudecek and husband, Jim of St. Charles, Michigan, and a host of other loving family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, David James Oesterreicher.

A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday January 15, 2022 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at on Patricia’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.  Interment will be held at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, consider donating to the charity of your choice.

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