PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. - M. Patricia Phalon, 91, of Katherine St. passed away Wednesday (Sept. 25, 2013) in the Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown.
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Born July 13, 1922, in Rixford, she was a daughter of John and Goldie McMillan Bigler. On Nov. 22, 1945, in Eldred, she married Charles K. Phalon, Sr., who died Nov. 20, 2006.
Patricia had worked for the U.S. Postal Service, the U.S. War Department in Washington, D.C., the munitions factory in Eldred, and the former North Penn Gas Co. in Port Allegany before her retirement.
She was a member of the St. Joseph's Episcopal Church of Port Allegany, and Order of Eastern Star, former Myrtle Chapter 46, Port Allegany, where she was a past Worthy Matron and Grand District Deputy, and now a 50-year member of Keystone Chapter 2, Duke Center, where she was a past Worthy Matron.
Surviving are a son, Charles K. (Jennifer) Phalon, II of Doylestown; a daughter, Kathy M. Phalon of Port Allegany; a grandson, Aaron W. (Sarah) Nyer of Williamstown; and two great-grandchildren, Samuel and Olivia Nyer; and a sister-in-law, Edith Bigler of Duke Center.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles; a brother, Jack Bigler; and two sisters, Alberta Millet and Marie Morphy.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday (Sept. 30, 2013) in St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Port Allegany, with the Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette. An Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 29, 2013) in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Port Area Ambulance Service, or S.W. Smith Library. Online condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Sept. 29, 2013