Patricia Pauline (Dorsch) Ross passed away peacefully at her home in McHenry on December 29, 2022 at the age of 94
She was born January 5,1928 to the late August Dorsch Jr and the late Pauline Merforth
She leaves behind 3 sons
Pete (Sue) Penkava III of Cary
Pat (Laura) Penkava of Huntley
Paul (Sharon) Penkava of Mchenry
Candace (James) Johnson
Jamie (Julie) Penkava
Todd (Kaiti Penkava
Eric (Laurie) Penkava
Michael Penkava (Sandy Beckman)
Peter (Jamie) Penkava
17 great grandchildren
8 great great grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her husband(s)
Peter Adolf Penkava Jr (dod April 22,1963)
Charles Ross (dod July 8,1997)
4 sisters and one brother
Patricia enjoyed being a house wife and mother to her 3 sons. After the passing of her husband ( Peter) she was left a single parent and working mother. Nevertheless, she was a loving and supportive mother to Pete, Pat and Paul.
She was employed at Aptar formerly known as Seaquist Valve Company in Cary. It was there that she met and married Charles Ross on December 26, 1975. She worked there for over 20 years before retiring in 1990.
Later in life she enjoyed having family gatherings where she would reminisce about all the good times in the past. One of her favorite memories was her beloved pet Yorkie Heidi who kept her busy by spoiling her. She lived life on her terms, and she will be missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ProMedica Hospice Memorial Fund