The Life of Patricia A. Keim

Patricia A. (Fritchman) Keim, 81, of Mohnton, PA, formerly of Mertztown, died in her home on Sunday, June 3, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. She was the wife of Donald R. Keim, Sr. for 65 years. She is the daughter of the late Harry and Helen Fritchman (Mills). She is survived by her son, Donald R. Keim, Jr., husband of Sandra, Coplay, PA and daughter, Susan T.M. (Keim) Blake, wife of Kevin, Danville, PA. She is predeceased by 8 sisters and 1 brother. She is survived by her sisters Doris Springer, Berlin, MD, Debra Fontanez, Kansas, Bonnie Gunshore, Allentown, PA, Karen Nester, Macungie, PA and brother Dennis Fritchman, California. She will also be fondly missed by her 3 grandchildren, Carolyn Blake, wife of Matthew Brakey, Cleveland, OH, William Keim, husband of Kelly, Mohnton, PA, and Kristin Blake, wife of Matthew Minnig, Ithaca, NY, as well as her 5 adoring great-grandchildren: Brooke, Grover, Beatrix, Breckin, and Benson.

For decades, Patricia, along with her husband, owned Hilltop House Antiques, Mertztown, PA. They sold antiques and jewelry at the Kutztown Folk Festival for over 30 years, as well as setting up many shows throughout Lehigh, Berks and Lancaster counties. She was a former member of the Berks County Antique Dealers Association.

Patricia will be most remembered for her love of family. She dedicated her life to being a devoted wife, mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother. She was a fast-paced, fun-loving, and caring woman who lived life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

At the request of Patricia there will be no formal funeral services. In her honor, donations can be made to the Salvation Army or American Cancer Society. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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I am so sorry to hear of Patricia's passing. I worked with both Don and his son Don Jr through the IBEW Local 375. I recall working with Don Sr at Brandywine HS and his wife, Patricia,took time out of her day to make the crew some of the best blueberry muffins I have ever had.

Posted by Pam S on 6/10/2018

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Dear Don and family -  I was so sad to hear of Pat's passing. She was my patient for many years .and I always enjoyed seeing her.  We spent many happy moments together.. May she rest in peace.                Dr. Lee Phillips

Posted by Lee P on 6/11/2018