Mr. Patsy F. DeCesare of Bella Vista Court, Murrysville, peacefully passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on June 13, 2014, two days before his 77th birthday which appropriately fell on Father's Day this year. Beloved husband of Beverly (Napolitan) DeCesare for 52 years; devoted father to Theodore "Ted" (Dina) DeCesare and Anthony "Tony" (Brenda) DeCesare; proud seven time grandfather of Patrick, Marisa, Ginalynne, Victoria, Bianca, Maria and Santino, all of Murrysville. Pat is also survived by his two younger admiring sisters; Louise (Richard) Doyle and Anita (Gerry) Smokevitch who all currently reside in the Detroit area of Michigan. Pat grew up in Penn Hills on the corner of Frankstown Road and Ritzland Road. He graduated from that high school and set the junior high school high jump record. He diligently worked along side his loving father, Theodore, in the masonry business which he expanded and eventually took over. He was a proud veteran of the US Army and stationed in Korea from 1958 to 1959 and did a second tour in 1961. Pat's masonry crew performed quality brick work on numerous homes through out the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh including many in the Heather Highlands neighborhood in Murrysville. Pat expanded into the developing and custom home building business in the 1970's and was eventually joined in business by his two sons. He was a wonderful teacher, and the DeCesare name continues to be associated with quality custom home construction and creative design. The many prestigious DeCesare homes and developments will continue to live on. Although Pat was fully committed to his work and customers, he was also so much more. He was admired for being a truly and fully well rounded man. Pat, Beverly and family were former members of St. Barts, Penn Hills and St. Johns, Plum Boro and are current members of Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville. Pat's friends are many and his hobbies were very diverse including the games of golf, billiards, bocce, gin-rummy, and football. Pat and Beverly were former members of Alcoma Country Club and then Churchill Valley Country Club. Pat enjoyed vacationing with family at the beaches of Wildwood, NJ and West Palm Beach, FL. He enjoyed a periodic glass of wine, Frank Sinatra, dancing, family, and all things Italian. Pat's work ethic, character, honesty, and integrity were irreproachable. He had an appropriately timed sense of humor. His opinions commanded respect and his advice was sought after. He was a well rounded man who loved life and lived it fully. His traits will not be forgotten and continue to be emulated by his loving family. May the Lord bless and embrace his soul and shine brightly on his memory. Visitation Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 2-4p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the HART FUNERAL HOME, INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation Thursday 9-10 a.m. at the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in Mt. Caramel Cemetery, Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mother Teresa Outreach of Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, PA 15668, which Pat generously supported. Pat's memory can be honored with condolences to his family at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 16 to June 18, 2014