Patricia Hornbarger Scheu, passed on April 7th, 2019. Patricia grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1953, with a degree in Piano Performance. In 1954 she married Harry Scheu, Jr. of Buffalo, NY, and together they raised three children. Over the course of their life together, they moved all over the country. Patricia spent many years directing church choirs, teaching piano lessons and coaching her own kids in their musical endeavors. She was and extremely talented musician who never compromised her exacting standards. She also was a passionate student of history, and was sometimes known to have rather strong opinions. Patty and "Bud" were devoted parents who instilled strong values in their children and gave them the very best educations they could. They were avid bridge players and enjoyed traveling to national parks and collecting antiques. They spent their retirement years in Flossmoor, Illinois. Some years after Harry's 2009 passing, Patricia's children relocated her to Columbus, Ohio, so that they would be better able to care for her. During this time in Columbus, she was still able to enjoy playing piano and violin duets with her son, Paul.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Scheu Jr., and her son Paul D. Scheu. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Gretchen (Lee) Evans and Jennifer (Doug) Pollock; and five grandchildren; Erica (Dylan Klossner) Evans, Mark Evans, Ben Pollock, Daniel Pollock and Madeline Pollock. Also survived by her sister Virginia Harrington and brother Dan Horbarger.
The family will received friends Monday, April 15th and the Forest Lawn Chapel, 1411 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, NY from 11:00am – 11:30am, with a service immediately following at 11:30am. Burial at Forest Lawn following the service. Friends are invited back to join the family for lunch in the Chapel.