Patricia Kay Morris, 78 years old, of Denver, Pennsylvania passed away on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at Ephrata Hospital due to complications from Covid-19.
She was the loving mother of Scott E. Zerkowski and beloved grandmother of Dalton N. Zerkowski. She was born in Waynesburg, Greene County PA on February 14th, 1942 on Valentine’s Day to Pearl F. and Edward E. Morris.
She graduated from Reading Senior High School. She was employed by the Reading Times Newspaper where she started in the circulation department in 1962. She worked her way up to beat reporter before retiring as a courthouse reporter in 1980. She received numerous state awards for her achievements in the workplace. She then went on to be self employed as a private duty care aid and touched the lives of many. She went on after that to work for Colonial Lodge Retirement Community where she specialized in working with the veterans, transporting them to appointments all over to VA hospitals.
She began long term care at The Gardens at Stevens in October of 2017.
She was proud to be named resident counsel president and enjoyed many of the staff and residents there. She enjoyed playing cards with her family, making hundreds of tasty Christmas cookies, the company of dogs (Rio and Onyx), and a diehard fan of Elvis Presley. Pat also enjoyed helping out her neighbor Christine, especially when it came to watching her daughter Lola and her two brothers. She took great honor in caring for both of her parents until the time of their passing.
She was preceded in death by father Edward E. Morris on December 14, 1989, mother Pearl F. Morris on September 20, 2000, brother Donald E. Morris Sr. on March 1, 2013, and brother Richard E. Morris on November 21, 2016.
She is survived by her son Scott E. Zerkowski and wife Carol of Denver, PA and her grandson Dalton N. Zerkowski and wife Marissa.
The service was private at the family’s request. Contributions in her memory may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind at 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
A quote from one of her favorite songs “Believe” by Brooks and Dunn – “I
raise my hands, Bow my head, I’m findin’ more and more truth In the
words written in red, They tell me that there’s more to life, Than just what I
She was the best Nana around and was greatly loved by all who
came in contact with her and will be missed more than anyone could
imagine. Fly high our guardian angel.