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Patsy Ruth Samuels-Gerspach

Patsy Samuels-Gerspach, 87, of Dunning Square formerly of Chicago's Lakeview and Ravenswood neighborhoods entered into eternal rest with the Lord Jesus on September 5, 2021. She is survived by her six children John Samuels (Sue), Kathy (Daniel) Truszskowski, Richard Samuels, Mark Samuels, Martin Samuels, and Susan (Andrew) Smith, also by her grandchildren Trisha, Vanessa, Jonelle, Crystal, Jena, Justine, Cassie, Johnny, Matthew, Joey, Hailey, Drew and by her 14 Great Grandchildren along with her brother John Brown. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald W. Gerspach, The Father of her children, Edward John Samuels, her grandson Marky Samuels, her Parents Charles F. Brown and Florence A. Brown (Thomas) and her siblings Mary, Beverly, Tommy, Gary, and Charles Jr. Patsy was born in Christopher, IL on a farm and moved with her family to the Chicago area in her teens. She loved reading, was an avid writer of poetry, and always dreamt of becoming a roving reporter, a path that she happily exchanged for being the Matriarch of her family. She loved to travel. She relocated to California in1975 and then to Colorado in 1986 before returning to her roots in the Chicago area in 2004. Her signature vivacious laughter was of the contagious kind and she could be identified by that laugh from a distance. She was also well known for her fierce and spirited guarding of her children and her grandchildren. She loved deeply and was devoted to her loved ones, especially those closest to her. If you ever asked her about her life, she would tell you, "I lived a long and blessed life, full of adventures, some happy, some sad, but all mine and I wouldn't change a thing" She will be forever missed and never forgotten.
She never said "Goodbye", she always said, "I'll be seeing ya"....

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


Hey I sure have been thinking of everyone I saw this picture of patsey I knew I found you guys this is dot your cousin from California in Beaumont Marty Mark Susie I miss you Marty Chrissy is still my best friend we talk about jumping off our roof in Beaumont saying g love I just cried when I saw your mom's picture .wonder if ill ever see you guys again or if you read this post hi mark

Dottie a jeffers jim browns granddaughter Sep 23 2022 4:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Samuels-Gerspach

Joe Myers Sep 19 2021 11:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Samuels-Gerspach

Tammie Rizzo Sep 19 2021 11:06 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Samuels-Gerspach

Janet Phipps Sep 19 2021 9:12 PM

Samuels-Gerspach family,
I am so sorry to hear this news. Your Mother Patsy was a treasure to many of us and the memories of her will last with all of those she touched. She has left a legacy that will never be matched by anyone as she was one in a Billion. Those that knew and loved her will carry the memory of her till the end of time here. My love all the Samuels siblings I grew up with.
My deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the soul families connected to Patsy Samuels - Gerspach
I have made a prayer request to
SilentUnityChurch.org for the Samuels family members. All family members will be lifted up in prayer 24 hours a day7 days a week for the next 30 days. My deepest condolences an sympathy to all those affected by her absence. 🙏

:Valerie-Lynn :Naif Sep 19 2021 11:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Patsy Samuels-Gerspach

Barbara Tripoli Sep 17 2021 4:42 PM

Ahhhhh, Patsy!! So many memories of you. I always admired your ability to live life your way and on the edge. When someone said Patsy, you knew there was a story to follow.
Take it easy on the Heavenly Roads!!

Michele (aka Mickey) Sep 17 2021 12:08 AM

My deepest condolences to the family…You're gonna be missed Patsy..I'll see ya later..😢

Carolyn Sep 9 2021 6:56 PM