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Patricia "Pat" Dancak Funk
April 16, 1940 ~ July 15, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Patricia "Pat" Dancak Funk, 83, of White Oak, formerly of West Mifflin, died at home, Saturday, July 15, 2023, surrounded by the love of her children. A 1958 graduate of Duquesne High School, she was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St Joseph Church, and a past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers. Pat was a former medical secretary in the offices of Dr. Fontana and Dr. Gordon, and employee of Matta’s Florist, G&K Bakery and Pat Catan’s.
As a member and past president of the YWCA Garden Club of McKeesport, she was instrumental in the creation and care of the award-winning Butterfly Garden at U.S. Steel’s Clairton Works, served as a Director for District VII of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania and was a member of the Joyful Bloomers and other local garden clubs. An accomplished floral designer, Pat was generous with her talents and received awards for her creations. She was also a past president of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne.
Born in Duquesne, April 16, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Audrey Dancak. She is the wife of Ronald J. Funk, with whom she celebrated 63 years of marriage in June, and the mother of Tom (Kirsten Pastrick) Funk of North Huntingdon Twp., Diane (Peter) Mills of Naples, Fla., and the late Cindy Funk Bates. She is also survived by grandchildren Jim (Tiffany) Bates of Grindstone, Amie (Kevin) Mills Odom of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Claire (Blake) Mills Mulholland of Cape Coral, Fla.; great granddaughters, Sophia Mae Bates and Olivia Mulholland; twin sister and best friend, Alberta "Bertie" (late Rich) Webb of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne; nephews; and great nieces and nephews. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful, compassionate care and loving efforts of the hospice staff and all of Pat’s caregivers, especially Linda, Flo and Alyssa.
Friends will be received Tuesday, July 18, 2023, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Blessing will be offered at the funeral home Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions have been suggested to a favorite charity.