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Patrick Frank Cortazzo

November 12, 1931 ~ May 7, 2019 (age 87)

Patrick Frank Cortazzo age 87 of Penn Twp. passed away in his home on Tuesday May 7, 2019.  Pat was born on November 12, 1931 in Wilmerding, the son of the late Frank and Lena (Ingagliato) Cortazzo.  Pat served as an MP in the US Army during the Korean War. He graduated from Geneva College with a BA in Education in 1957.   Pat was retired as a teacher and coach with 35 years of service from the Penn-Joint, Trafford and Penn-Trafford High Schools.  He was a member of St. Barbara Church in Harrison City, Trafford American Legion Post 331, and was inducted into the East Borough Hall of Fame Class of 2008.  Pat was an avid golfer, belonging to 2 Manor Valley golf leagues.  He had a passion for playing baseball in his youth and through his service in the Army.  Football was his first love; he played quarterback at Westinghouse Memorial High School and Geneva College.  His love of teaching transitioned into coaching football and basketball throughout his career.  Pat is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Lois (Wilson) Cortazzo; his children Barbara Cortazzo of Ebensburg, Patricia (Kent) Silveria of Doylestown, Samuel (Dayna) Cortazzo of Irwin and Martin (Stacy) Cortazzo of Cincinnati OH; his grandchildren Matthew (Stefanie) Cortazzo, Douglas Silveria, Seth (Sarah) Cortazzo and Curtis Silveria; step-grandchildren Blake, Brayden and Brody.  Pat was also expecting his first great-grandchild in July.  Pat is also survived by his siblings Helena (Lawrence) Sobek and Margaret Ily.  The family of Pat would like to thank AHN at Home Care /Hospice and Home Instead of Murrysville for all their help. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  A funeral liturgy will be held on Saturday at 10AM in the funeral home with Fr. Michael Sikon officiating.  Entombment will follow with military honors in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon.  

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