Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Barc,

We were deeply saddened to learn of Pat's passing. The two of you are long remembered as the most attractive and esteemed couple on the Dickinson College Campus. May knowing that friends care and your many warm and wonderful memories of Pat be a continual source of comfort and strength for you and your family.

In deepest sympathy, Howard and Shirley Bahrs Kalis

Posted by Shirley Kalis - Classmate   January 25, 2021

My deepest condolences to Barc and the rest of Pat's family. I never knew Pat to be anything but upbeat, fun, and compassionate. I so enjoyed spending time with her. I know how much Barc will miss here as we all will. Mary McLaughlin

Posted by Mary McLaughlin - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   January 20, 2021

I was saddened to hear of Pat's passing. I was lucky enough to have worked with her at The Concept School. She had a wonderful sense of style and we shared a fondness of shoes! She has left behind a wonderful legacy, her family and the students whose lives she touched. With my sympathy.

Posted by Maureen Sullivan - West Chester, PA   January 19, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the (Kelly) Surrick Families for the loss of your loved one, Patricia, and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.

Posted by JW/JKH    January 18, 2021

Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Surrick family! Aunt Pat will be missed, Uncle Barclay, I am happy to hear that your support system, (our cousins), my mother and many others are looking out for you. Hang in there everyone. Andy and Kim, Michael and Kevin Cramp

Posted by Andrew Cramp - San Diego, CA - Family   January 18, 2021

My deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Surrick family. My son was so very fortunate to have Mrs. Surrick as his English teacher at The Swarthmore Academy; she was such a marvelous educator and a lovely person. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Surrick. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you; the world has lost a truly wonderful person. Donna M. Lion

Posted by Donna M. Lion - Acquaintance   January 15, 2021

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Posted by Sis Dresden Messinger - Media, PA - Friend   January 15, 2021

Uncle Barc, Kelly, Maryann and "little" Barc,

Toni and I share the sadness and sense of loss all who knew Aunt Pat are feeling right now. There are few words that can rightly express these feelings. What a truly special person she was in the lives of so many.

Especially to a precocious young man like me when at nine years old, she entered my life and became, Aunt Patty.

She tutored me, she listened to me, she guided me and she helped me develop as a young man. The years have passed since those days and as is often the case time and distance intervened, but I will always remember how much Aunt Pat meant to me, so if I may, I'd like to quote Leo Buscaglia: "I know for certain that we never lose people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make..." I will remember Aunt Pat with love and affection and maybe in doing so, this is the greatest condolence of all. With love, John (Johnny) Cramp, Jr.

Posted by John Cramp - Saint Augustine, FL - Family   January 15, 2021

Dearest Surrick Family, It was with great sadness that I think about your loss. Mrs. Surrick was always such a warm and beautiful person, whose smile and humour touched all of us lucky enough to have know her. These are the gifts that she has left Kelly, Maryann and Barclay. We are all better having had her in our lives. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Kevin Conallen - London - Family Friend   January 15, 2021

Dear Mr. Surrick and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Surrick was always so kind to me whenever I spent time at your house over so many years, and always greeted me with a bright smile and friendly conversation. She was truly an extraordinary person. Please know I am thinking of you.
Love, Marion

Posted by Marion Willetts - El Paso, IL - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

Doug and I mourn the loss of my Aunt Pat. To Uncle Barclay, and cousins Kelly, Maryann, and Barc, and 4 legged friend Clemmie, we send our condolences. Aunt Pat was a safe beacon to me, growing up, gardening with her, on Beatty Road, a safe place from the trials of a young boys life. I love you, Aunt Pat.

Posted by David Barclay Cramp- Case - Red Hook, NY - Family   January 14, 2021