Ph.D. Patricia Ann Niemczyk Ph.D. in Education, 77, of Hixson, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Patricia leaves her husband, Ted Niemczyk; three children, Lydia, Lisa and Theodore; two grandchildren, Molly and Ethan. A private family service will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Near East Welfare Association, an organization which has been a lifeline for the poor throughout the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe for more than 85 years (website: www.cnewa.org). It was one of Patricia's favorite charities. Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.