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Patricia Jean (Quail) Heath

October 2, 1947 ~ September 15, 2018 (age 70)

Patricia Jean Heath, age 70, of Westminster, MD, died at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, September 15, 2018, after a long and courageous battle against liposarcoma.

She was born in Baltimore, MD on October 2, 1947 to the late Herbert Francis and Minnie Feaser Quail. She was the wife of Donald M. Heath, her husband of 49 years. They would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on September 21.

Pat worked for 30 years at Russell Insurance Group as a commercial insurance agent. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, and was an active and faithful servant to many in the community. Pat’s greeting card list was long and wide, and she always remembered a birthday or special occasion with a card or note.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Erin Heath Murphy, son-in-law Tim, and grandchildren Anna and Colin, all of Suwanee, GA; sister-in-law Henriellen Quail of Ellicott City, MD; sister-in-law Dolores Frye of Oklahoma City, OK; nieces Rebecca Frye and Katie Fenstemaker, and nephew Alex Quail; along with numerous family members and friends. She was predeceased by her brother William H. Quail.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 827 Leisters Church Road, Westminster, with the Rev. Kristin Dubsky officiating. A visitation will begin before the service at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 91 Willis Street, Westminster, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to one of these two organizations that were very special to Pat: Haitian Timoun Foundation (, 1350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee, GA 30024 or Shepherd’s Staff (, 30 Carroll Street, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, MD 21158.

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