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Russell Joseph Patz Sr.

July 23, 1935 ~ December 16, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Russell Patz Sr. Obituary

Russell "Russ" Joseph Patz Sr., 88, of Worthington Pa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday December 16, 2023, with his family at his side. Born July 23, 1935, in Pittsburgh Pa, Russ was the son of the late Louis Patz Sr. and Eleanor Patz. Russ was a 1953 graduate of Shaler High School and was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.  He lived in the Worthington area for over 60 years, was the Caretaker of Shadyside Village for many years, and retired as a Supervisor from Armco Steel, Butler Pa in 1995.

Russ was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.  His family, friends and church were very special to him.  He enjoyed metal detecting for many years and was a charter member of the Butler County Treasure Hunters Club.  Russ was a member of the Alliance Church of Kittanning and also served in various churches over his lifetime as deacon, counsel member, Sunday school superintendent, song leader and teacher.  He enjoyed teaching youth and serving in many outreach ministries with his wife of 68 years, Catherine "Arlene" Patz.

Survivors left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Catherine A. Patz, of Worthington, Pa.; son, Russell J. Patz Jr. & wife Judith L., of Ford City, Pa.; son, Mark L. Patz & wife Alice V. Patz,  of Kittanning, Pa.; daughter, Suzanne L. Quinn, of Worthington, Pa.; grandchildren, Andrew Patz & wife Kristy, Bethany Evans & husband Ryan, Kimberly Osborn & husband Paul, Kristy J. Patz, Connor Quinn and Austin Quinn; great grandchildren, Chloe Patz, Drew Patz, Macy Evans, Quinne Evans and Cailey White; brothers, Lois Patz & wife Dorothy of Pittsburgh Pa. and Ronald Patz & wife Elaine of Worthington Pa.

A memorial service will take place at Alliance Church of Kittanning, 106 Orchard Dr., Kittanning, PA 16201 on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 10:30 AM, followed by a light luncheon, with Pastor Mark Patz officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alliance Church of Kittanning via the church's website kittanningcma.com, or mailed to 106 Orchard Dr., Kittanning, PA 16201. If you plan on attending the memorial service and staying for the luncheon, please RSVP with the number of guests attending via message on Alliance Church of Kittanning's website kittanningcma.com.

Thank you,

The Patz Family

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 6, 2024

10:30 AM
Alliance Church of Kittanning
106 Orchard Drive
Kittanning, PA 16201

Donations

Alliance Church of Kittanning
106 Orchard Dr., Kittanning PA 16201
Web: http://www.kittanningcma.com

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