The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

October 7, 2013

Esther (Alex) Patrick


The Tribune-Democrat

WINDBER — PATRICK – Esther (Alex), 75, Windber, went peacefully Oct. 6, 2013, after a brief illness and reunited with her husband, Steve, on their 51st wedding anniversary. Born March 10, 1938, in Windber, daughter of Joseph and Rose (Bencie) Alex. Preceded in death by parents and husband, Steven L. “Elmer” Patrick, who passed in 2012. Survived by loving daughters, Rose, wife of Jim Rifilato, Richland; and Karen, wife of Bob Hall, Greensburg; grandchildren, Jamie and Annie Rifilato and Steven and Patrick Hall; and granddog, Teddy; also several nieces and nephews. Member Windber Slovak Club. Esther was a good cook, loved to shop, spend time with her grandchildren and collect snowmen. She was a lifelong caregiver to her husband, mother, children and grandchildren. Member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Windber, where she always sat in the last pew and where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. George M. Gulash. Interment, church cemetery. Friends received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber, where vigil for the deceased will be held.


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