Patricia A. (Kuchta) Colberg, 75, of Kittanning, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 8, 2023 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA after she succumbed to a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of the late Michael A. Kuchta and Catherine (Cecchi) Kuchta. A graduate of Kittanning High School, Martin Anthony Beauty Academy, and Kittanning Beauty School, she was a self-employed beautician for over 50 years. She really enjoyed the life-long friendships she established with her patrons, whom she preferred to call her friends. Patty enjoyed motorcycling, car cruises/shows, cooking family dinners on holidays and vacationing in New York State, especially the Thousand Islands and Lake Chautauqua regions, but most of all she relished spending time with her beloved grandchildren. She is survived by John Colberg, her husband of 53 years; a son, Jason (Trina) Colberg; a daughter, Kristy (Doug) Linek; and grandchildren, Gavin & Addison Linek and Savannah & Carsten Colberg. Additionally, Patty is survived by her brother, Michael (Terye) Kuchta, of Top Sail Island, NC, and a sister in-law, Barbara (William) Drzal of Mars, PA. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Patty was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, David D. Kuchta; her in-laws, Andrew and Frances (Carswell) Colberg; and brother-in-law, Fred Colberg. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday April 11, 2023 in the Kennedy & Blodgett Funeral Home, 253 North Grant Ave., Kittanning, PA 16201 from 2:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday April 12, 2023 in St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Roman Catholic Church at 11:00am. Immediately following the service a reception will be held at St. Mary’s Social Hall. The family wishes to thank the entire staffs of UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Jessica Huston and Tammy Brinker, who were involved in her care. A special thank you to Nurse Christy Shaffer from Family Home Health who provided medical care and words of comfort to Patty. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
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