Fred W. Patosky

Fred W. Patosky, 72, or Clinton, PA went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in the Good Samaritan Hospice Center, Brighton Twp.

Born July 7, 1940, in Johnstown, PA., he was the son of the late Theodore and Ada (May) Patosky. A 1959 graduate of Conemaugh Twp. High School, Davidsville, PA., Fred was a dedicated employee of United Airlines (formerly Capital Airlines) for 31 years. He helped run Patosky Express for 20 years and was an intricate part of Benjamin’s Restaurant, Lock house 6, and until his death, he was responsible for daily cleaning and upkeep of the SNPJ Lodge 106 club, where he was a lifetime member. He served in the USAF during the Vietnam War and while on his tour of duty, he was a youth basketball coach and played defensive end for the Air Force Football team while stationed in Germany. His favorite pastimes include fishing, hunting, playing cards and watching game shows, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and “Pop Pop” which he was known by his grandchildren. Fred was a member of the Hanover Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon.

Surviving are his loving wife of 45 years, Judy (Lampel) Patosky; two sons and daughters-in-law; Brian and Dawn (Hoover) Patosky and their children, Benjamin, Emily, and Theodore, all of Hookstown; Kevin and Jen (McElhaney) Patosky and their children, Josephine and Joseph, all of Industry; two sisters, Dolores Baker, Johnstown, PA; Shirley Sipe, Central City, PA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard (Ether) Patosky, Alameda, CA; Ed (Joyce) Patosky, Johnstown, PA; several nieces, nephews, and their families.

Friends and family will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, PA, where a funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. His Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Ellis, of Hanover Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in Mill Creek Cemetery, Georgetown, PA.

The Beaver County Special Unit will meet Saturday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mill Creek Cemetery to provide Fred with full military honors.

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