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Patricia Wirtz Power Rash
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am saddened to bring you this news today. Patty Wirtz Rash, wife of Bill Rash ('67) of VA, passed away in Hampton on Friday, March 10, 2017, three weeks after her 70th birthday.
From Marty Whitmore McCoy ('67) of VA - 03/13/17, 6:28 PM - "Sad News":
|In case you are not on
Facebook and part of our NNHS class of 67 page - I wanted to let you
know that Bill Rash's wife Patty passed away on Friday.
His address is 780 North First Street, Hampton, VA 23664.
(Thanks, Debby Braswell Miller ('67 - of VA), for letting me know.)
Oh, Marty, I'm so very sorry to hear this! I met Patty at your 40-Year Reunion in 2007 and really enjoyed speaking with her.
From the Daily Press - 03/15/17:
Patricia Wirtz Rash
HAMPTON - Patricia "Patty"
Rash, 70, of Hampton, Va., passed away March 10, 2017, surrounded by loved
Born Feb. 17, 1947, in Quincy, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Riley Wirtz and Annalea Wirtz Loud Swerdlow. She graduated from Weymouth High School in Weymouth Mass. and received a degree in medical technology from Northeastern University.
Patty lived for several decades in Malo Beach, and cherished being with family and enjoying beach life.
She is survived by her husband of 24 years, William Rash; her children, Kevin Power and wife, Meg, of Richmond; Katie Derr and husband, Shannon, of Chester, Va.; David Rash of Pearisburg, Va.; Dawn Bennett of Alfred, N.Y.; her son, Patrick; and three grandchildren: Beatrix, Joshua and Patrick.
She is also survived by sisters Dr. Susan Gilbert, of Houston, Texas, and Dory Louden, of Marblehead, Mass.
She was preceded in death by a son, Patrick Power, II.
Her family thanks Violet
Patterson, Patty's best friend, who supported and encouraged her during her last
A private celebration of Patty's life will be held this summer.
In lieu of donations, please take an hour or two to help someone who may need help more than you.
Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith
Funeral Home, Hampton, Va.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Patty's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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This Is My Father's World
Words by Maltbie D. Babcock, 1901
Traditional English Melody (Terra Beata), arranged by Franklin L. Sheppard, 1915
This is my Fatherís world, and to
my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Fatherís world: I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas;
His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Fatherís world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Makerís praise.
This is my Fatherís world: He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass;
He speaks to me everywhere.
This is my Fatherís world. O let me neíer forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Fatherís world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,
And earth and Heavín be one.
This is my Fatherís world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, ďThe Lord is in this place.Ē
This is my Fatherís world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,
Cameóa pledge of deathless love.
This is my Fatherís world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is Kingólet the heavens ring. God reignsólet the earth be glad.
This is my Fatherís world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.
No place but is holy ground.
This is my Fatherís world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Fatherís world, a wanderer I may roam
Whateíer my lot, it matters not,
My heart is still at home.
My Father's World" midi and lyrics courtesy of
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/t/i/tismyfw.htm - 06/19/07
Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com Ė 03/15/05
Flower Bar 35clip art courtesy of http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/tx5280/lines5.html - 01/27/10
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