Patricia Sue Glancy (Day)-nickname "Patti" 74 years old, of Kettering OH passed away at Miami Valley Hospital on Monday, November 5, 2018 at approximately 6:33 pm. Patti passed from complications of a heart attack.
She was born in Springfield, Ohio on March 19, 1944 to Mildred and Kenneth Day. She was the eldest of their three children and only daughter. She enjoyed being the big sister to brothers Kenneth R. Day (deceased) and Thomas E. Day.
Patti had fond memories of her childhood such as: getting their first TV (a big deal in the 1950's) and spending time together as a family.
Patti graduated from Wilber Wright High School and aspired to go to college, but women's opportunities for higher education were not common in the early 60's. Therefore, she focused on becoming an administrative assistant and excelled at typing more than 70 words per minute.
It wasn't long before the beautiful Patti married in the summer of 1964. She was married for almost 10 years and gave birth to three children: Dawn Marie, Bryan Robert and Becky Ann.
In 1973, Patti divorced at a time when being a single parent was not the norm it is today. She took the only job she could find and started in the housekeeping department of a local hospital. It wasn't long before her excellent typing skills afforded her the opportunity to move up to the billing department and provide a better standard of living for her children.
Raising three young children on her own was both stressful and rewarding for Patti. Money may have been tight but love and fun were had in abundance.
Patti loved taking her children to the drive in and was very creative with snack preparation. There wasn't money to buy the normal popcorn and hot-dogs in the snack bar. She cooked hotdogs and put them in a thermos so that her kids could eat hot food during the dancing hotdogs cartoon during the intermission.
Her taste in movies favored the two H's, humor and horror and her kids shared this enthusiasm.
It wasn't all positive for Patti. Just as she was in the early wave of the "divorce culture", she also suffered from depression. She would struggle with this illness for the rest of her life. She almost lost her battle with depression more than once. Her illness may have influenced her daughters to choose healthcare as a profession. She always encouraged her children to find a career that would support them, as her typing skills had put food on the table.
Patti instilled many important values in her children, most notably the belief that all people are equal and have value. She was not a prejudice person and her children were introduced to other cultures with acceptance.
She finished her administrative assistant career with the city of Dayton in many areas: police academy, signs department and dispatch.
Patti loved to crochet and in her retirement; she enjoyed making prayer shawls for the ill and elderly.
She also cared for/ babysat her grandchildren and passed on her love of movies and fun to each of them. She made it possible for both Dawn and Becky to obtain their nursing degrees by always being available for safe and loving child care.
The saddest time in Patti's life was when her son lost his battle with addiction, and again when his son (her grandson Bryan II) also passed. However, Patti managed to survive when others might not have. The loss of not only a child but a grandchild deeply affected her. Patti coped with the loss of her Christmas boy by making every day in her apartment Christmas via the Hallmark channel and recorded Christmas movies.
It is her perseverance through all the adversity that makes her passing so painful to her loved ones left behind.
Patricia Sue Day (Glancy) is survived by her eldest daughter, Dawn Marie (Glancy) and Marc J. Van Rafelghem, children Christian Louis, his Fiancé Mckenna Maurer and Juliana Lily Van Rafelghem of West Chester and Cleveland; Becky Ann (Glancy) and spouse Kevin Kenrick, children Madeline Diane (Brown) and spouse Matthew Christopher Severence; Samuel Robert Brown, Todd Kenrick and Mitch Brown of Dayton; Granddaughters Brittany Danielle Glancy and Jasmine Nicole Worrow; Great grandson, Bryan William Glancy (Brittany); Sibling Thomas E. Day, spouse Billie; Honorable Daughters/ Granddaughter: Kathy English / Liz Manor. Tammy (Paxton) Beach;
Nieces and Nephews and other relatives and friends, furry and non. She was preceded in death by Middle child, Bryan Robert Glancy and his son Bryan Robert Glancy II.
Grave side service Friday November 9, 2018 at 3 p.m. Byron Cemetery 3256 Trebien Road, Fairborn Ohio 45324. Funeral services entrusted to Morris Sons Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at Morris-sons.com
3256 Trebein Rd.
Fairborn, OH, 45324
NOV 9. 3:00 PM
3256 Trebein Rd.
Fairborn, OH, US, 45324