April 14, 1919 - October 5, 2017
Patricia Morrison Lewkowicz, age 98, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away October 5, 2017 under the care of The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Tampa, FL. She was born in St. Louis, MO on April 14, 1919 to the late Robert and Abby Morrison. She was married to Stanley E. Lewkowicz until his passing on November 25, 1997. Patricia and Stanley made Citrus County, FL their home in 1986 after relocating from Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Texas State College for Women in 1940 and a Master’s Degree in English from DePaul University in 1962. She had a distinguished career as an educator in the public schools system, first at Austin High School in Chicago, IL and later at Mount Prospect High School in Mount Prospect, IL. In both schools she served as an English teacher and head of the drama departments. In the drama department she directed and produced more than 40 plays, including dramas, musicals, and Shakespeare productions. Several of her students later went on to careers in television, stage, and movies. After taking residence in Citrus County, she worked with the Arts League to establish a community theater, again producing and directing many theater productions. She also helped the Arts League in funding and building the Art Center Theater and continued to produce many theater productions until moving to assisted living in Lutz, FL. She was a staunch member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church while she lived in Citrus County and had an active life in the pastoral activities of the church. Patricia was predeceased by her sister Lee Rohrbaugh. She is survived by her sons Stanley, James and his wife Connie, Joseph and his wife Linda, and grandchildren Michael, Jennifer, Lara, and Emeri. Patricia’s urn will be laid to rest beside her husband Stanley at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Patricia’s memory to The Art Center of Citrus County, 2644 N. Annapolis Ave., Hernando, FL 34442. Private cremation arrangements under the care of Hooper Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inverness, FL.
Patricia Morrison Lewkowicz, age 98, of Beverly Hills, FL, passed away October 5, 2017 under the care of The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Tampa, FL. She was born in St. Louis, MO on April 14, 1919 to the late Robert... View Obituary & Service Information
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