Obituary of Patti L Spitz
Patti Spitz, 73, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, March 12, 2023, after battling lung cancer.
Patti was born to Russell and Eleanor (Holly) Johnson, on December 4, 1949, in Greensburg, PA and grew up in Johnstown, PA. She subsequently lived in Philadelphia, PA and Somers Point, NJ before retiring to Venice, FL. In 1975 Patti met John Spitz and they were married in 1976 in Philadelphia, PA. Together they raised two children: John Jr. and Jodie. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, going to the beach and ocean, and seeing her grandchildren.
Patti is survived by her husband John Spitz, son John Spitz Jr. (Avery Spitz), daughter Jodie O’Brien (William O’Brien III), and her grandchildren Johnny Spitz III, Jimmy Spitz, Aubrey O’Brien and Brady O’Brien. She was preceded in death by her father Russell Johnson, mother Eleanor Johnson, and brother Russell Johnson Jr.
A visitation with the family will be on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm with a service at 1:00 pm at the McGuiness Funeral Home located at 573 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell (Washington Township), NJ, 08080.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts “In honor of Patti Spitz” may be directed to support the lung cancer research of Dr. Julie Brahmer at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Checks can be made payable to Johns Hopkins University indicating the gift’s designation and mailed to: Kimmel Cancer Center Development Office, 750 East Pratt Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore MD 21202. Gifts can also be made online: https://secure.jhu.edu/form/kimmel. (It is important that gifts be designated as supporting Dr. Brahmer’s lung cancer research because if that language is not included, the gifts will go to general oncology research.)To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Patti Spitz, please visit Tribute Store