Patricia Lee (Pat) Hirshon (84 yrs), passed away at home on Jan 2, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was born on September 12, 1933 in Hinsdale, Illinois and was adopted into the loving home of Otto and Zoa Boldt. The family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and along with two loving parents, her childhood was spent surrounded by many Aunts and Uncles and extended family. In the summer of 1952, she and her high school love welcomed their son, David Bradley (born Jun 16) into the world and she found herself a very young mother. It was at this time, she found her strength as a Mother and made the difficult decision to end the relationship with David's Father and move in with her Mother, Zoa while working for International Harvester to help support herself and young son.
In the fall of 1956, she and a close girlfriend decided to throw a Halloween Party where they would invite friends and even some of the local soldiers stationed in Milwaukee. It was at this party she met her lifelong love and partner, Jack T. Hirshon. Jack, a First Lieutenant in the Army had plans of his own which were to attend law school, earn his law degree and settle out in California.
Falling in love, they married on March 31, 1957 and welcomed their first daughter, Susan Lynn into the world on November 7 that same year. Now, a family of four, they packed up their 5 year old son and 6 week old baby girl and made the trip to California where they purchased their first home in San Mateo. Jack now in law school and working full time, they welcomed their second daughter, Lori Lee into the world on October 11, 1960. In 1962, Jack earned his law degree, moved their family to Cupertino, California where he opened a successful law practice. The family was complete when they welcomed their fourth child, Thomas Jack into the world on March 6, 1965.
With a successful business now up and running, life for Pat was full and thriving. She and her family spent many summers in their vacation home in South Lake Tahoe as well as owning a few rental properties. They built a beautiful life full of opportunity and adventure. With the family now grown and on their own, she and Jack moved to Reno, NV in 2000 and then to Roseville, CA in 2005 where they resided together until her passing.
Pat's favorite moments in life were her daily walks, tending to her beautiful garden where she had an amazing green thumb, shopping with her daughters, Christmas morning and watching the lights sparkle, playing a few hands of blackjack, spending time with all her kids and 3 grandchildren and most of all, loved to sit in her backyard and beat the pants off of her husband Jack at Gin Rummy.
Pat had a fantastic wit about her and always found the humor in any situation. She had a great shoulder and ear and would be anyone's 'go to' for advice, guidance or a good laugh. She loved her home and took great pride in it. A true animal lover, she adored her dogs and treated them like family. Pat was kind hearted and a natural giver. She was selfless and put others before herself always…especially her family. She was truly a unique and amazing person who was loved by all that knew her.
Pat is survived by her Husband of 60 years, Jack T. Hirshon, four children (David, Susan, Lori and Tommy) and three grandchildren (Tom Voss – Age 31, Aurora Bella Hughes – Age 8 and Jack Lee Hirshon – Age 6), Son-in-law, Kevin Alford and step-grandson, Nick Alford.
She will remain in our hearts forever.