Patricia (Tricia or Trish) Anne Homsher, age 35, of Akron, OH, (formerly of Perryopolis, PA) passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021 at home of unexpected, natural causes. She was born June 23, 1986 in Pittsburgh to her mother Thomasine G. Hegyes of Perryopolis, PA, and her father John L. Homsher of Tallmadge, OH. She was a high honors graduate of Frazier High School in Perryopolis with the Class of 2004, the smallest class in the history of the school. She attended Kent State University, graduating summa cum laude in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Language Education.
Tricia was employed as a teacher and tutor for the Akron City Schools District, first at North and then at Ellet High Schools where she was fondly known by her beloved students simply as "Ms. H." "Her kids," as she called them, meant everything to her. She befriended many who, even post-graduation, kept in contact with her throughout the years. Patricia was a stickler for writing, proper grammar, and punctuation, finding unique ways to make boring lessons fun so that her students absorbed what they were being taught. The 1967 classic movie, "To Sir, With Love" would portray her teaching style perfectly. Patricia was too sensitive to the world, frequently wearing her heart on her sleeve. She so often cared more about others than she did herself. Her four rescue cats, Lady Crowley, Cricket, Hemingway, and Detective, like her students, were the children she never had.
Tricia was somewhat a gourmet chef, as well as a professional seamstress, in categories all her own. She was also secretly a stand-up comedian and amateur singer during late-night episodes of insomnia. She would record mini snippets of her singing rhymes and share them with close friends and family in brief online messages when humor was needed. She performed magic in the kitchen, conjuring up unique blends of food flavors ranging from using the hottest peppers and spices on Earth to everyday delicious and comforting home-cooked meals. Her sewing skills were amazing! Especially when it came to Halloween costumes and adornment for special occasions and parties. Tricia could whip up incredible outfits using a sewing machine and her own creative genius in no time! Both her culinary skills and costume-making talents were passions that brought herself and others lucky enough to experience the end results great satisfaction and joy.
Patricia leaves behind her loving mother, Thomasine (Penny) Hegyes, of Perryopolis, a beloved younger sister, Danielle (Dani) Hegyes and companion Marcus Weakland of Jeannette, and her father, John Homsher, Mary and son Trevor of Akron. Also many uncles, aunts, cousins, and dear friends from home and across the country. She was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Peter and Anne Adams Hegyes of Layton Hill, PA. Also paternal grandmother, Dorothy Homsher Landwehr of Tallmadge, OH.
Tricia touched many lives and made the world a better place to live with her energy, sense of humor, compassion, and light she shared while walking in beauty. Trish is loved deeply, and her kind and gentle spirit will live on, forever in our hearts, and in Heaven.
Visitation will be held Saturday December 4, 2021 from 10-11 AM followed by funeral services at 11 AM in the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, 191 Liberty Street, Perryopolis, PA 15473. Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to GoFundMe page that has been established under “Paying Tribute to Patricia” to help defray funeral expenses. Excess funds will be used to set up a scholarship fund at Akron City Schools in memory of “Ms. H”. Condolences accepted at www.parzynskifuneralhome.com
"Why didn't I just come to you and hold you in my arms like the little girl you were?
When I hugged you and kissed you and smelled your hair?
Held you on my lap and rocked you, in the big green chair?
There's an emptiness inside me that I can't erase.
Nothing in this world will ever take your place."
In memory of "Trish the Dish" -November 22, 2021