George P. Patt, 77, of Wellsboro, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Towanda Memorial Hospital.
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He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Metarko. George was born April 8, 1936, to Joseph L. and Clara Furmanek Patt and raised on the family farm in Antrim.
A graduate of Wellsboro High School and the Orra Jean Barber School in Erie, Mr. Patt served the Wellsboro community as a barber for many years. George was also a surveyor and worked for the Army Corp of Engineers on the Tioga-Hammond Dam project, and for Boyer Kantz. He was a faithful member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro, the Wellsboro Moose, the Wellsboro VFW, and an active member of the NRA. He enjoyed playing the guitar and violin, and performed as a drummer with The Mudcats. An Army veteran, Mr. Patt served his country during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by three daughters, Theresa (Mike) Tokarz of Wellsboro, Sharon (Dr. Robert) Bair of Wellsboro, Janette (Rick) Rawson of England; two brothers, Paul (Marion) Patt, Marty (Naomi) Patt, both of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mary Cleveland, Teresa Kennedy, also of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren, Steven, Nathan, Evan, Kristen Bair, Adam Rawson, Gregory (Amee') Collins, Justin (Emily Franklin) Fassett; and one great-grandson, Logan Collins. Mr. Patt was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one brother, Theodore (Ted) Patt; and three sisters, Lenora (Patsy) Bowers, Catherine Miller, and Josephine Patt.
Friends and family are invited to George's Life Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, and to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday Oct. 11, at 10 a.m., in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Central Ave, Wellsboro. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. If desired memorials in George's name may be sent to St. Peter's Catholic Church or a charity of your choosing. To share your fondest memories of George, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, LTD.
139 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Oct. 6 to Oct. 14, 2013