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In Memory of
Patricia Susan Cattey
October 8, 1959 - July 9, 2020

Patricia Susan (Hughes) Cattey, age 60, of Columbus, passed into the arms of God from the arms of her adoring husband Patrick on July 9, 2020. Patti loved and valued her life's work from the beginning with The Ohio State University Alumni Association to her current position with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, most especially the many enduring friendships formed during her brief life. She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Patrick Cattey; mother and father-in-law, Sharon and David Cattey; stepson, David Michael Cattey; sisters, Liz (Ray) Smith, and Diane (Rick) Canterbury; brother, Rick (Sandy) Hughes; sister-in-law, Bridget (Cirous) Haghnazari; brother-in-law, Matthew Cattey; and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Preceded to Heaven by her parents, Howard and Lucille Hughes; and step-daughter, Kaitlyn Taylor Cattey. A Celebration of her life and her impact on the lives of those she met, will be held at a future date due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Patti loved all animals, and with that in mind, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the many funds available at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

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Janice Blackburn

Jul 11, 2020

Pat,I am shocked and saddened to hear this news.Patti and I were so close when we worked together at The Alumni Association and enjoyed meeting you and our visits at Indy Oak. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janice


Patty Rusch

Jul 12, 2020


Mary Ann Orlinski

Jul 13, 2020


Sr. Mary Dolores, IHM

Jul 13, 2020

Dear Pat, Bridget, Sharon & Dave, I am so sorry to hear the loss of Patty so soon. Though I did not know her the Cattey family holds a special place in my heart. Please know of my prayers during this difficult time of loss. We so often want to know the ways of God and when we do not understand is when we have to take the biggest leap of faith and say, Jesus, I trust in you and your plan. I know these are hard words especially at a time of loss but, hopefully they bring comfort also. May the Lord and His Blessed Mother bring you all peace during this time of mourning. In Mary's Heart, Sr. Mary Dolores, IHM


Ginger Cermelj

Jul 13, 2020


Cheryl Gibbs Sefchick

Jul 13, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Patti. When I began working in OSU Development in 1991, I ran into Patti in the Fawcett Center and realized we had gone to school together at Westerville South. I told her she looked exactly as she did in high school. She always had a smile on her face and compassion for those around her. Thoughts and prayers are with you Pat and the family.


Jacky Bennett

Jul 13, 2020

I worked with Patti for years at the OSU Alumni Association. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and I pray for strength for your family.


David Frickey

Jul 14, 2020

Sorry to hear about Patricia. I hope that you and David are OK.


Ruth Braun

Jul 14, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Patty and I were coworkers at the Zoo. Her smile would brighten the day! She will be missed.


Terry Caldemeyer

Jul 16, 2020

So sad to hear of Patti's passing. Sending our condolences to the entire Cattey family. Patti, you will forever be remembered for the kindness and devotion you showed.