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Patricia "Autumn" Dela Cruz

April 13, 1954 ~ May 13, 2021 (age 67)


Patricia “Autumn” Dela Cruz, age 67, of Marion, NC passed away peacefully Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Autumn Care of Marion.


Patricia was born April 13, 1954 in New York to the late Walter and Carmen Male.  She had several different careers over the years.  Her last and favorite career was teaching arts at a private school.  Patricia was very much into the arts and nature.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three siblings, Fred, Timothy and Sue Male.


Those left behind to cherish Patricia’s memory are her daughter, Apple Wright (Michael Grill) of Marion, NC; two grandsons, Sage and Gabriel Corlew both of Marion, NC; and two siblings, Peggy Brooks of Schuylerville, NY and William Male (Lynn) of Ballston, NY.


Service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held at a later date in New York.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in Patricia’s memory are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



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