Patricia Lynn "Pat" Staggs

Patricia Lynn "Pat" Staggs

February 25, 1953 - May 16, 2024

Patricia Lynn "Pat" Staggs

February 25, 1953 - May 16, 2024


Patricia Lynn Staggs

Patricia (Pat) Staggs, age 71, passed away May 16th, 2024 in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. Pat is preceded in death by her parents Coy and Junee Staggs and her husband Paul Michael Miszkowicz, Sr. Pat is survived by her brothers Mark and Brian Staggs, her son and daughter-in-law Paul and Sarah Miszkowicz and her grandchildren; James and Mila Miszkowicz.

Pat was born February 25, 1953 in San Jose California. The family moved to Millbrae, California where Pat attended local schools and graduated from Capuchino High School in 1971 where she discovered her interest and talent in drama and art. In 1975, she graduated from the University of Southern California where she served as a tour guide and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Pat and Paul Miszkowicz Sr. met in Chicago and got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in May 1983. They lived in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia before settling in and raising a family in Laguna Niguel, California. Paul Miszkowicz Jr. (PJ) was born in July 1987.

After losing her beloved husband Paul Miszkowicz, Sr. in 1998 she raised Paul Miszkowicz Jr. all on her own. She was incredibly proud of Paul Jr. (PJ) and nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her son and grandchildren.

Patricia (Patty) Staggs resided in Rancho Mission Viejo and was a loving, dedicated and FUN Mother and Grandmother. She was the life of the party and lived life to the fullest. She will be remembered for always greeting every day with a smile and for spreading her enthusiasm and joy wherever she went.

Pat’s Celebration of Life will be held at St. Cross Episcopal Church in Hermosa Beach on June 14th at 10am. Aloha vibes for her service as she loved Hawaii (where her mother grew up) and a place she held close to her heart. Please wear bright colors and Hawaiian shirts to celebrate her. In lieu of flowers, if you wish you may make donations please check out Orange County nonprofit Working Wardrobes ( and USC Student Basic Need Fund (

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: June 14, 2024 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: St. Cross Episcopal Church
  • Location: 1818 Monterey Blvd Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Patricia Lynn "Pat" Staggs

  1. Gail M says:

    Missing my dear friend Pat. Her perpetual optimism and joy, support, generosity, great advice and fun times together have given me so many treasured memories. She has been such a big part of my life for over 30 years that is hard to believe she has left us. I hope to see her bright smile again one day in Heaven.

  2. Leslie & Peter Francis says:

    We will miss you greatly. You were a great neighbor to share a duplex with. You were always considerate and attentive.

    You were a great travel companion when we went on our neighborhood riverboat trip on the Danube. We had lot’s of laughs and good fun.
    Leslie & Peter Francis

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