Patricia J. Straeter (Clemens), 75, of Edison passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at JFK Hospital in Edison.
Patricia was born in Jersey City to the late Edward and Dorothy Clemens and moved to Edison in 1968. She was a part of the Edison Women of the Moose Chapter #1342 since 1980 and a Past Senior Regent. She was friends with many Jehovah Witness Members and loved spending time with them and also with her loving grandson, James.
Patricia is predeceased by her brothers, Dennis, Henry, Robert, and Thomas Clemens; her sister, Dorothy Clemens; her sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws, Mary Clemens, John Straeter and his wife Catherine, Douglas Straeter and his wife Marie, Peter Anderson, William Riley, and Frank Stefano.
Patricia is survived by her husband Edward of 52 years; her son, Donald and his wife Wendy of Edison; her daughter, Patricia Burkhardt and her husband Greg of Edison; her grandson, James Edward Burkhardt of Edison; her brothers, Edward Clemens and his wife Elaine & James Clemens and his wife Pat; her sisters, Marie Stetson & Linda Riley; her sister-in-laws, Linda Clemens, Georgeann Clemens, Patricia Stefano, & Erma Anderson; and her brother-in-law, Donald Staeter and his wife Carolyn; and many nieces and nephews.
The visitation will be on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 4 to 8pm and Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 10 to 11am at the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. Metuchen 08840. The funeral service will take place Wednesday at 11am. Cremation will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org or the Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org