Patricia Lou (Pritt) Shalap(1941-2013)

Patricia Lou Shalap, known as "Pat" or "Pattie" to friends and family, age 72, of Strasburg, Virginia passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on July 19, 2013.

Mrs. Shalap was born on April 12, 1941 in Elkins, West Virginia, daughter of Hallie Mae Armentrout (Pritt) Bryant and the late Roy Hadden Pritt.  Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Duane Pritt.

Surviving is her husband of 53 years, Michael Shalap; two sons, Paul Shalap and David Shalap and his wife Cheryl; two daughters, Beth Shalap and Trecia Hockman and her husband Michael; five grandchildren; a grandson-in-law; and two great-grandchildren.

A graduate of Elkins High School, George Mason University, and Strayer College, she was also a Licensed Realtor and a Senior Technical Writer for Hewlett-Packard.

Mrs. Shalap moved from Elkins, West Virginia to Annandale, Virginia in 1962, and relocated again in 2000 to Strasburg, Virginia.

She was a devoted wife, a loving daughter, ad an amazing mother and grandmother. Her love of music and her ability to play a variety of musical instruments was a source of enjoyment and happiness to everyone close to her. She touched the lived of all who knew her ad will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Strasburg Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 27, from 12 noon to 2:00.

The Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 2:00 with Reverend David Howard officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia  22601.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from July 24 to July 25, 2013