Sunday, 17 March 2024 13:34

Patricia Morgan Dracos

Patricia (Pat) Joan Morgan Dracos, 88, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2024, in Atlanta, GA. Born January 1, 1936, in Springfield, NJ, she grew up in suburban Philadelphia. Pat met her husband, Frank, at the University of Pennsylvania where she worked as a laboratory technician, and they were married for 55 years.

In 1964, Pat and Frank moved to the Pocono Mountains where they raised their four children and lived for 52 years. Guiding her four children was her greatest joy. Pat's charitable work was also extensive. She was President of the Women's Medical Society and Chairwoman of the Pocono Hospital Auxiliary. She co-founded the Pocono Hospital Charity Ball in 1966, as well as the Pocono Mountain Arts and Crafts Festival. After graduating from East Stroudsburg University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Pat taught social studies at Pocono Mountain High School. She retired from teaching in 1996.

An accomplished bridge player, tennis player, and late-in-life golfer, Pat enjoyed trivia, games and puzzles. She and Frank were members of Buck Hill Falls, Ocean Reef Club and Card Sound Golf Club. She was a lifelong Phillies, Eagles and Duke basketball fan.

Pat is predeceased by her parents, William and Helen Morgan, as well as her husband, Frank J. Dracos, MD. She is survived by her sister, Barbara Greenberg of Margate, NJ, and her four children: Diane Cutshaw (Kenneth) of Durham, NC; F. Jonathan Dracos (Robin) of New York NY; Ellen Lemming (Jeff) of Greensboro, GA; and William Dracos (Crista) of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by her 9 grandchildren (Victoria Eulenfeld, Matthew Lemming (Erin), Susanne Beckett (Chris), Drew Cutshaw (Melissa), Charles Dracos, Christina Cutshaw, Joy Dracos, William Dracos, Jr. and Logan Dracos. She has two great grandchildren, Jacob Eulenfeld and Lily Beckett. A memorial service is planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Scholarship Program at Buck Hills Falls Art Association (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or to the All-Charities Fund at Ocean Reef Community Foundation (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Posted online on March 14, 2024

Published in Pocono Record