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Patricia Ann Gottardi of Overland Park, Kansas, was born November 8, 1945 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Peter A. and Elizabeth A. Gottardi and went to be with God on August 6, 2009 after a brief illness. Pat graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, taught for many years in the Binghamton, NY schools, and moved to Overland Park after her retirement. Pat was a lifelong Catholic. She is survived by brothers and sisters Jim Gottardi (Janet) of Afton, Oklahoma, Joyce Glasser (Phil) of Overland Park, Kansas, Marcia Gottardi, of Overland Park, Kansas, Rick Gottardi (Lorraine) of Lacombe, Louisiana, and many loving nieces and nephews. The family wants to extend sincere thanks to her physicians and the staff of St. Joseph Medical Center and Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care for their dedicated care and concern during her final illness. No one could have asked for more. A memorial mass will be said in her memory at St. Mary’s RC Church in Yatesboro, PA in September. No flowers, please. The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, 1000 Carondelet Drive, KC, MO 64111,the American Diabetes Association, 10580 Barkley St # 400, Overland Park, KS 66212-1877 or Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care,12000 Wornall Road, KC, MO 64145.