Patrick Henry Gill, Sr.

Date of Death: 10/20/2017

Patrick Henry Gill, Sr., 93, Patton passed away October 20, 2017.  He was born on January 21, 1924, the son of Max and Ella (Craver) Gill who lived on Mellon Avenue, Patton.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Rita (Shero) Gill (1996), daughter Patricia Clara Maher (2015), sisters Marion Jean (1933), and Florence (1984), brothers Clair (1984), Raymond (2007), and Herman (1972).  He is survived by children Phyllis (Ken) Stoltz, Patrick H. (Bettie) Gill, Jr., Pamela Gill, Paula MacArthur and Priscilla (Bob) Gill-Lesko; son-in-law Robert Maher; grandchildren Robert (Kristen) Maher, Merilee (Scott) Smith, William (Randi) Stoltz, Stephen Stoltz, Andrew Gill, Benjamin (Sarah) Gill, Edward Anton, Rachael Anton, Charlene MacArthur, Reid Haverstock and Jill Haverstock; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters Ella Marie McFarland, Albuquerque, NM; Maxine Wallace, New Kensington, PA; brother Albert (Rosemary) Gill, Hagerstown, MD and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pat enlisted in the US Air Force in 1942 during World War II and was assigned to overseas duty in 1944.  He served as a Staff Sargent and an aerial gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying missions over Germany and was awarded the Air Medal and three Oak Leaf Clusters.  In 1956 Pat and his wife moved to Port Vue, where they raised their children.  When Pat retired from Bettis Atomic Nuclear Laboratories, West Mifflin in 1988 he and Rita returned to Patton.  He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton and Patton American Legion Post 614.  Pat was an avid reader, a sportsman and enjoyed spending many hours tending to his vegetable garden.  Friends will be received from 2:00 to 4:00 & 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Patton, where a vigil for the deceased will be held.  Funeral Mass 11:00 am Tuesday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton by Benedictine Fathers.  Committal St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Full military rites will be accorded by John White VFW Post 779 and Walter McCoy American Legion Post 614.  (www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)  

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