Patricia “Patty” Ann Hardekopf


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Patricia “Patty” Ann Hardekopf, 63, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, passed away on
Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  She is the loving wife of Eugene Hardekopf. Patty was
born on March 18, 1956 in Hagerstown, Maryland to William and Marie Kamachaitis.

Those who had the pleasure of knowing Patty may remember her best for her love of
time with those who were special to her; enjoying fun, fine food and laughter. She had
an affinity for gardening and treasured time caring for plants and flowers. She was hard
worker and spent the earlier part of her career in program management proceeded by a
second career in catering. She was a accomplished chef, specializing in Julia Child’s
French cooking.

Patty was preceded in death by her nephew Samuel Moore, mother, Marie Kamachaitis.
She is survived by her husband Eugene “Gene” Hardekopf, her siblings Marie
Vandermolen, David Kamachaitis, Karen Kamachaitis, Nancy Walker, Carol Moore and
Sue DeSantis; nephews John Vandermolen, Jason Kamachaitis, Matthew Kamachaitis,
Paul Kamachaitis; nieces Laura Simpson, Jessie Kamachaitis, Carly Moore, Lindsay Bull;
great nephews Elijah Vandermolen, Damian Kamachaitis; great nieces Victoria Bittner,
Sahara Kamachaitis, Athena Kamachaitis and Isla Moore.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020, 10:30 am at St. Mary’s
Catholic Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD
20838. A luncheon will be held following the service at the church hall.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at



Gene and family, Very sorry to hear of Patty's passing. May you find comfort in cherished memories. Bill & Marilee Pritchard Gold Canyon, AZ

From: Bill & Marilee Pritchard

Dear Gene and Patty's Family, We send our deepest sympathy to you at this time of loss. May your fond memories sustain you at this difficult time. It was nice to see you yesterday.

From: Suzanne and Jim Cassidy

Gene - Lisa and I are so sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. She was always so cheerful and such a pleasure to be around. You are in our thoughts.

From: John and Lisa Bentz

Gene, so sad to hear this news.. my deepest condolences.. you two were a matched pair .. stay strong! Your friend, Faris

From:  Faris Farwell

Dear Gene, Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Patty's passing. We have such fond memories of the times we spent together in San Diego. Patty was always so much fun. Out thoughts and prayers are with you.

From:  Greg and Judy Gerding

Gene - I am so very sorry for your loss. It was always a joy talking with her when she would call.

From:  Steve Young

Oh Gene I was so sorry to hear from Russ of Patty’s passing. She had such a wonderful spirit and I always loved seeing the two of you at Bevie’s Xmas shindig. I know her stomach issues were hard -I hope she didn’t suffer in the end. My Dad and Grampa both passed on Dec 10th. Weird. The Vortex opened up and sucked up another good one My prayers are with you. Xox Gretchen. (Barbara Franks daughter)

From:  Gretchen Frank

 Dear Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those crushed in spirit." May God comfort your family during this difficult time. And may God rest Patty's soul in eternal peace

From:  Christine Gedim

Dear Sue and family, Please accept my deepest condolences for the passing of your sister. I will continue to pray strength and peace for your family during this difficult time.

From:  Karyn Smith

Dear Gene, Sarah and I are so sorry to hear of Patty’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

From:  Chuck and Sarah Ward

Dear Sue,

I extend to you my sincerest condolences in the passing of your beloved sister, Mrs. Patricia Hardekopf. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. “God is our refuge and strength a present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 The Lord knows our struggles and our pain and “He places our tears in His bottle.” Psalm 56:8. No matter how anchored we are in our faith, loss of this caliber is profound. I pray that The Lord will grant you, “Patty’s” husband, and your family continued comfort, peace, and strength as you are enveloped in His loving presence, especially right now. Grief is a process that takes time to heal. I pray that you will grant yourself gentleness and kindness as you heal at a pace that is right for you. May the wonderful memories that you have of your beloved, “Patty,” forever radiate in your heart(s). Know that the light of “Patty’s” legacy still lives forever, because that light lives inside of you! Blessings of Peace and Strength,


Reverend Kevin Mason

From:  The Hilton Family

 Our deepest condolences to your family. 

From:  The Hilton Family

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