Patricia Pindar, 86; Created 600 Scarves For The Needy

IN MEMORIAM: Patricia Pindar, 86;

Created 600 Scarves For The Needy

ONEONTA – Patricia (Patt) Pindar, 86, of Oneonta died Feb. 13, 2017, at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation facility.

She was born April 4, 1930, in Bainbridge, the daughter of the late Willard and Madeline (Woolhouse) Cross.

Patt graduated from Oneonta High School and the Knox School in Cooperstown (now The Otesaga).  Upon graduation, she worked in the business office of New York Telephone Co. until joining her family’s business, Cross Supply Inc., and working as its bookkeeper until 1994 and retirement.

She married C. Richard Pindar on July 8, 1950, at the First United Presbyterian Church.  Dick and Patt celebrated 66 years together in 2016.

In her younger years she was very active in the Oneonta Jayncees, becoming president.  She was voted Outstanding Jayncee of the Year for 1963 by her fellow members.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, playing the violin and piano, ice skating with her whole family, roller skating, playing golf, and knitting for years for her family.

In her later years she knitted many lap robes and baby blankets, donating them to Fox Hospital.  She made Christmas craft decorations every year and gave them to family and friends.  Her last knitting project was a labor of love, creating 600 colorful scarves that she gave to nurses, doctors, family and friends, and donated to Bassett’s Pediatric Scarf & Mitten Tree for the needy.

She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church approaching 72 years.  On Feb. 1, 1987 she became an ordained elder and served on the Session and many committees.

Patt is survived by her husband, C. Richard (Dick) Pindar; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Steve Mongillo; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Lisa Pindar; five grandchildren, Monica Mongillo Jakiel and husband Jonathan, Jared Mongillo, Todd Mongillo, Katharyn Pindar Ridgeway and husband David, and Christopher Pindar; five great-grandchildren, Bryce Mongillo, James Collins, Alexander Jakiel, Cecilia Mongillo, Benjamin Ridgeway; two step-grandchildren, Jillian Rumenapp Eastman and husband Christopher, and Joshua Rumenapp and wife Lindsey; two step-great-grandchildren, Alexander and Abigail Eastman.

Calling hours will be noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St.  The funeral will follow immediately at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Cynthia Walton-Levitt officiating.  Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 2 Walling Ave., Oneonta NY 13820 or to Roberto’s Kids, 55 Union St., Oneonta NY 1382.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.

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