Patricia I. Bergquist

Died: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Private Committal

Location: Woodlawn National Cemetery


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Aug. 05, 2017
Location: Barber Funeral Home

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BERGQUIST, Patricia I.

Age 78 of Breed Hollow Rd. Big Flats passed away after a brief illness on Aug. 2, 2017.


Pat was born in Ellengton, PA to the late Alfred and Glenda (Swain) Rusk.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years. Nils Bergquist.

Sons and daughter,

Eric (Wanda) Bergquist of Wellsburg, NY 

Brian (Michele) Bergquist of Mesa, AZ,

Megan ( Kyle) Bergquist-Neal of Horseheads;


Grandchildren, Sean, Max, and Katie;

Brothers and sisters,

Joanne (Melvin) Deitrick,

James (Sandy) Rusk,

Thomas (Lorraine) Rusk all of Canton, PA,

Marilyn (John) Terry of Rapid City, SD,  

Ted (Martha) Rusk of Wellsboro, PA,

Mary Jo (Bill) Calkins of Mifflinville, PA,  

Sister-in-law, Clara Mae Rusk of Canton, PA

And also many grand “cats”.

And many special friends, including Lorna Craley of Florida

She was also predeceased by her brother, William Rusk


Pat was a devoted homemaker. She enjoyed her birds and flower gardens and a good “word search”.


Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY Sat. Aug.  5, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00 pm.  Burial service in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Condolences at


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Nancy Finney Frey
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Nils and family,

So saddened to hear of Pat's passing. She was such a wonderful person, a dear friend and wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. My prayers are for your blessings, remember the good times and hold those memories dear.


Bob Keehn, Nautilus Alumni Association Secretary
   Posted Sun November 12, 2017
Dear Nils and family,

On behalf of your USS Nautilus 571 shipmates and their families, please accept sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Patricia. I'm happy that you and Pat shared time together at the Nautilus 2014 reunion in Mystic, CT. I will communicate Pat's departure with your shipmates. May our Lord bless and console you and your family during this time of sorrow.

Bob Keehn, NAAI Secretary