Donna J. Patten, 78, of Canonsburg, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in UPMC Mercy Hospital following a massive stroke.
She was born August 1, 1940 in Washington, a daughter of Kenneth W.W. and Adeline Dagg Ward.
Mrs. Patten had worked for Glass Rock in Washington and retired from the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Following her retirement, she became a school crossing guard in Jacksonville Beach and after returning to Pennsylvania, did the same at Peters Township School District.
Donna was a 1958 graduate of Trinity High School and was an active member of the Avery United Methodist Church in Washington
She was very passionate about bowling and was a member of the United States Bowling Congress. Donna belonged to several bowling leagues while she lived in Florida and when she moved back to the area she belonged to leagues in Canonsburg and Washington. She was most proud of qualifying to bowl in a national tournament in Reno, NV.
On December 26, 1992 she married her soul mate, Robert E. Patten who passed away January 13, 2014.
Surviving are two daughters, Beverly A. Penvose (Robert) of Houston and Luanna Donnelly of Londonderry, NH; four sons, David E. Chadwick of Washington, Robert E. Patten, Jr of Norfolk, VA, Paul Patten of Sykesville, MD, William Patten (Kristina) of Gainesville, FL; 13 grandchildren, Stephanie, Alexander, Natalie, Marcus, Jacob and Lillian Chadwick, Robert Penvose Jr. (Annie), Kristie Coppola (Dan), Denny Donnelly (Sara), Sean Donnelly (Jillian), Mackenzie, Nina and Zachery Patten; four greatgrandchildren, Ian and Katie Penvose, Lily Liu Coppola and Callan Donnelly; a sister Karen Crawford of Washington; and many nieces and nephews.
A sister Caroline Ward is deceased.
Donna also leaves her faithful companion Kisses, who she adored.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Thursday, in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 10, 2018, in the Avery United Methodist Church, 1100 Gabby Ave., Washington, PA 15301, with Rev. Eric Hoeke officiating. Private interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to PetSearch, PO Box 1653, Washington, PA 15301.