PATTERSON LURANA MARY|
Age 67, died at home in Greentree on Monday, August 18, 2014. She was with her two children and four cats when she lost her three-year battle with Leukemia. Lu was born May 10, 1947, in Pittsburgh and attended Bishop Canevin High School. She had a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Duquesne University (1969). Lu went on to receive a Master of Science degree as a clinical specialist in medical/surgical nursing from the University of Colorado Medical Center Graduate School of Nursing (1971). She held nursing positions at St. Clair Memorial Hospital, South Side Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian, and at Colorado General Hospital at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Lurana also served as a paramedic instructor at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. She was employed as Casual Nurse Educator at UPMC Presbyterian, and a Graduate Program Instructor (Trauma Area of Specialization) at the University of Pittsburgh. She volunteered to plan and conduct programs for a variety of community groups on diverse health topics. She was also a Camp Nurse for the Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts of America. Lurana was predeceased by her parents, Eva and Vincent Patterson (U.S.M.C. Retired). She is survived by her two children, Kathleen and Joseph (U.S.M.C.) (Jennifer) Patterson; her sister, Marguerite Patterson; and her niece, Eva Poppert. Friends will be received Wednesday 1-3, 6-8 p.m. in WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Thursday in S.S. Simon and Jude Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Animal Friends, Leukemia Society, or Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 20, 2014