Patricia Marie(McHale) Beaky, 78, of Ocala, Florida,
passed away peacefully in hospice care on June 27, 2020
after a battle with cancer.
Pat was born to Joseph Patrick McHale and Marie (Ehrlacher) McHale
in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on August 7, 1941. She was the beloved wife
of Gerald Anthony Beaky, with whom she had recently celebrated
60 years of marriage. She graduated from Central Catholic High School,
Allentown, Pennsylvania, in 1959.
She is survived by her husband and five children: Mark Beaky, York,
Pennsylvania; Monica Beaky, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Michael Beaky
and wife Tracy, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania; Melinda Wenger and
husband Dale, Hellertown, Pennsylvania; and Matthew Beaky and
wife Suzanne, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Her grandchildren include
Erin Schaffer, Andrew Pfeiffer, Dana Pfeiffer, Tess Wenger, Zane Beaky,
and Jasper Beaky; granddaughter Elena Wenger preceded her in death.
She is also survived by her sister Mary (McHale) Grable, Valrico, Florida,
and predeceased by her brother James McHale.
Pat loved children, and was committed to their educational and
social development. She was a home day care provider for
Lehigh Valley Child Care, and after earning a degree in
Early Childhood Education, taught preschool and kindergarten
at St. Theresa’s Elementary School in Hellertown, Pennsylvania
for many years. She worked at a number of day care centers,
including serving as director, in the Lehigh Valley and Reading,
Pennsylvania. She loved music, and played piano, violin, and
mountain dulcimer, and sang in several choral societies.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.