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Patricia Speck

Patricia Ann Speck, 75, of Mechanicsburg passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, Harrisburg.

Pat was born in Harrisburg on August 14, 1946, to the oldest daughter of the late Henry L. and Evelyn I. (Kemler) Knaub. She graduated from Northern High School, Class of 1965, and studied at the Harrisburg Cosmetology School. Pat had her own beauty shop for over 20 years. She also worked as an EKG tech at Harrisburg Hospital and for the Moffitt Heart and Vascular Group. She was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church teaching Sunday School and serving on altar guild there. Upon retiring she volunteered at the Harrisburg Hospital NICU as a “cuddler” of infant patients, it was her greatest joy along with making great memories with her family and friends.

Pat is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Paul Eugene Speck; two sons, Brian E. (Laurie) of Dillsburg and Christopher A. (Sharon) of Mechanicsburg; six grandchildren, Nicole (Luke) Ritchey, Amanda (Camdin) Hill, Warren Speck, Wesley Speck, Jared Goulden and Adam Goulden; one great grandson, Bennett Hill; and two sisters Nancy Shughart and Barbara Conley.

A Celebration of Life will be held by the family at a time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Carolyn Croxton Slane Hospice Residence, 1701 Linglestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. Please visit www.HollingerFuneralHome.com to offer condolences to the family.

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I learned this evening that Pat had passed away. I got to know her through the volunteer cuddle program at UPMC Harrisburg Hospital. We volunteered on the same day and often visited for a little while as she was ending her shift and I was starting mine. I knew she had been sick and was in treatment, and was so hopeful she would beat this. Condolences to her family and friends.

Monica Custer Sep 6 2021 12:00 AM

No words suffice. No expression suffices. Yet I am compelled to extend prayers of light, love, and peace in honor of a beautiful woman. I remember Pat & Paul well from the years of my first marriage as both were dear long-time friends of my then husband & his father.

Trish Rosell/FKA Trish Swinchock Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

I wanted to send my deepest codependences about Pat's passing. I have known Pat about 5 years when I started as the coordinator of Volunteer Services. We became friends. She was a lovely person. Every Thursday morning, we would chat about so many things before she went up to rock the babies. She always brought me a cup of ice from the cafeteria for my afternoon drink before she left for the day. She trained many of our new cuddlers and was so well loved in the NICU. It came as a shock to me that she passed. I talked with her in the spring, and she decided due to COVID and caring for Paul to take a leave of absence for the summer.She will be missed by many here at UPMC, especially me.Sincerely Faye George-Harvey

Fahima George-Harvey Aug 30 2021 12:00 AM

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