printed 08/30/2019

Ocean Pines

Patricia Barbara Poist, age 80, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 at Berlin Nursing and Rehab.

Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Leo and Mary Massey Gniazdowski.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Lee Poist, in 2015.

She is survived by her sons, Richard Daniel Poist and his wife, Carol, of Marriottsville, Maryland, Christopher Lee Poist and his wife, Anna, of Ocean City, and Vince Andrew Poist of Catonsville.

There are two grandchildren, Richard Poist and Nikolay Poist.

Also surviving is her brother, Edward Gniazdowski and his wife, Rose, of Forest Hill, Maryland; sister-in-law, Ellen Gniazdowski of Long Neck, Delaware, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Gniazdowski and her sister, Arnette Vanick.

Mrs. Poist, a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore, had worked as an office worker for Semmes, Bowen, & Semmes for many years. After retiring to Ocean Pines, she enjoyed reading and gardening.

Mrs. Poist was laid to rest with a small family ceremony on Aug. 26, 2019 at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Easton, Maryland.

Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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