The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 3, 2013

David Matthew Patti

COLLEGEVILLE, PA. — PATTI – David Matthew, 66, Collegeville, Pa., passed away peacefully at his residence Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. David was the beloved husband of Judith (Gallagher) to whom he was married to for more than 46 years. Born Jan. 18, 1947, in Johnstown, son of the late Joseph and Julia (Rich) Patti. Mr. Patti was a devoted and longtime member of Upper Dublin Lutheran Church. He served his Country in the U.S. Air Force from 1966 to 1970. He also was a Vietnam veteran, having served from 1968 to 1969. He worked in the trucking industry, last working as an executive with Greatwide Logistics until his retirement in 2008. After he retired, he was driving cars for a local car dealership (he always said it was the best he ever had). He was a member of DAV Chapter 25 in Norristown, and on the board of Chosen 300. He was an avid golfer and loved to spend time with his family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughters, Dana Marie Wilson, wife of Timothy, Telford, Pa.; Michele Ann Krause, Harleysville, Pa.; and Stacy Lynn Nisbet, wife of Andrew, Perkasie, Pa.; brother, Joseph, and wife, Sharon, The Villages, Fla.,; and grandchildren, Samantha, Elayna, Nikolas, Taylor, Mackenzie, Cole and Dawson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, 411 Susquehanna Road, Ambler, Pa. 19002. Friends may call for the viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at R.L. Williams Jr. Funeral Home Inc., Skippack Pike at Cedars Road, Skippack, Pa. Interment will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s memory to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718 or; or Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675 or Online condolences may be made to the family at

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