Patricia A. Heller


ONEIDA — Patricia A. Heller, 90, of Broadway, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 2, 2018, at her residence, after a long illness.

Born in Rome on August 3, 1928, she was the daughter of Oscar and Modesto Denison Anken. Patricia was raised in Westernville where she attended a two room school house and moved to Oneida in 1954. She was a graduate of Rome Free Academy, Class of 1945 and attended Ithaca College. Patricia married Robert Heller in Rome on September 16, 1950.

Prior to her retirement, Patricia was the assistant to the librarian in the Seneca Street School for many years. She volunteered at various locations in Oneida, including Oneida Healthcare Center and the Oneida Public Library. Patricia was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Oneida where she actively volunteered within the church and in the Second Hand Rose Shop. 

Surviving besides her husband Robert, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Phyllis Heller of St. Louis, MO and Peter and Eva Heller of Galveston, TX; two grandchildren, Zachary Heller and Kristie Barcomb; one sister, Sandra Jones of NV; special niece, Gina Butler; and several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Leslie Vanderhoof on July 25, 2014; a sister, Virginia Ciaralli; and a brother, Carl Anken.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018, from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida, with the Reverend Kevin Bailey, officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 1-3 p.m., prior to the funeral service. Private interment will be made in Carmichael Hill Cemetery, Westernville. Contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. To leave a message, visit


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