Patricia Jean Brown

July 24, 2017

Patricia J. Brown (nee Zulas), loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on July 21 at Bolingbrook Hospital as a result of colon cancer. She was 66. Pat, or Patty, was born on Aug. 25, 1950 at Elmhurst Hospital and was preceded in death by her loving parents – Jim in 1993 and Helen in 2014 – and her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Lee in 1979. She is survived by her son David (Shawna) Brown; her siblings George (Dawn) Zulas, Ginger (Mike) Kenig and Jo-Ellen (Scott) Douglas; grandchildren Carter and Sydney Brown and Joshua Guski; and nieces and nephews George Zulas, Tom Zulas, Mike Kenig, Todd Kenig, Mary Douglas and Renee Douglas and their families.Pat had a spirited sense of adventure she also shared with members of her family on many trips around the United States as well as other countries, visiting Prague, a country of her ancestors, as well as England, Ireland, France and Scotland.Closer to home, Pat would never say “no” to a trip to the beach or a weekend with her grandchildren. No matter what she did, she always had a positive attitude and a smile that would not only light up a room, but put everyone at ease. Pat, and her favorite feline Top Cat or “TC”, would open her home and welcome friends and family with open arms. A caring, compassionate and unconditionally loving person, Pat will be missed by every soul she touched and her presence will resonate for generations.A memorial service in honor of Pat, as well as a short service following, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28 at West Suburban Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 39 N. Cass Ave. in Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or In lieu of flowers or monetary donations, the family requests donations to be made in Pat’s name to Down syndrome Awareness or the American Cancer Society.