Patricia “Patti” Hamel of Tucson, Arizona, formerly Patricia Ann Smith of Warren PA, passed away of pneumonia on December 21, 2021. She was 82 years old. Patti had a very friendly personality. She had many friends and people that cared about her. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. Patti was an avid fitness enthusiast and was always full of energy. She enjoyed going to the gym, golf, tennis, and walking. She enjoyed gardening and spent many hours in her garden. She was a devoted dog lover and thoroughly enjoyed the companionship of her pets. Patti was an active member of the Skyline Women’s Club. She was a member of a local book club at Calvary Chapel Church. Patti was a former board member of the Las Solanas Homeowners Association. Patti was an active member of the Calvary Chapel Church. She was a fan of Princess Dianna and Elvis Presley.

Patti attended the University of Pittsburgh and studied accounting. She worked as a Business Manager of the Administrative Services Section for the Department of Interior, USGS-United States Geological Survey, Tucson, AZ.

She is survived by her son, Steven Hackman of Lansdale, PA; Granddaughter, Julie Watkins Burger of Pensacola, FL; Grandson, Jason Hackman of Lansdale, PA; Grandsons, Gene Andrew Neumann and Andrew Michael Neumann, both of Tucson, AZ; Granddaughter, Becky Miller of Hatfield, PA; Brother Tom Smith of Warren, PA; Sister, Joanne Chew of Estillfork, AL; Brother, Jim Smith of FL; Great-grandsons William and Oliver Burger of Pensacola, FL; also Michael Hackman-Sosa of Lansdale Pa.

She was predeceased by her son Tim Hackman of Meadville, PA; Daughter, Lori Maguire of Tucson, AZ; Husband, Wil Hamel of Tucson, AZ; Father, Paul Smith of Warren, PA; Mother, Mildred Downs of Warren, PA

Ode to Pat

I used to be a little girl. I would run and play with my family. I grew to be a young wife and mother of three. I grew some more and loved my family. I became a grandmother and then a great. Then the loss of my son and daughter too hard to take. So I met my fate to be with my family. Love to all left behind; I will meet you at the gate. Ode to Pat by Pam Hackman 3/13/22. Join us for a celebration of life on June 23, 2022, at Warren First Church of the Nazarene, 907 Pennsylvania Ave East Warren, PA 16365, at noon. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting