Ocean City Today

Patricia E. Stokes

Jun 29, 2017
Patricia E. Stokes

printed 06/30/2017


Patricia E. Stokes, age 69 of Frankford, Delaware, formerly of Edgewater, Maryland, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017 at her home.

Pat was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania on Feb. 4, 1948, daughter of the late Bennie Ulysses Kuosman and the late Veino Sylvia (Wilsman) Kuosman.

She held several secretarial positions in her career before becoming self-employed and owned Pat’s P.C. until her health declined in 2016.

Pat loved living near the beach and enjoyed golfing, dancing and studying genealogy. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, Maryland, a member of Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 Ladies Auxiliary in Ocean View, Delaware and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sussex Aerie 4528 in Ocean View, Delaware.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Maxwell Stokes, in 1998 and her brother, Richard Kuosman.

She is survived by a son, Edward Shinn of Glen Burnie, Maryland; two daughters, Deborah Gillis and her husband, Robert, of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Elizabeth Shinn of Southlake, Texas; four step-daughters, Stacy Rocko and her husband, Edward, of Severn, Maryland, Hilary Seaton and her husband, Michael, Karen Stokes of Lothian, Maryland and Diana Clark and her husband, Wayne of Queenstown, Maryland.

Pat is also survived by a grandson, Nolan Shinn-Bowen; five step-grandchildren, Brooke Rocko, Kyle Rocko, Alexis Seaton, Anna Phipps and Donald Clark and two great-step-grandchildren, Makenna and Rayvon Logan.

A visitation was held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services in Ocean View, Delaware. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, with a reception following at the Fraternal of Eagles Aerie 4528 in Ocean View. A private interment was held at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Annapolis.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Pat’s name to the American Cancer Society by visiting www.cancer.org, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

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