Patricia Marie Poness

March 30, 1943 ~ February 9, 2021 (age 77)


Patricia Marie Poness, 77, of Strabane, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Allegheny General Hospital.

She was born March 30, 1943 in Strabane, a daughter of Samuel and Vera LaCava Poness.

Patty was a 1961 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and graduated from Irene’s Beauty Academy in Washington. 

She worked as manager of Ideal Beauty Salon and continued to do hair at Poness’ Hair Salon where she worked with her mother.

Miss Poness was a member of St. Patrick Church of St. Oscar Romero Parish.

She loved to do her landscaping and was an advocate for animals, rescuing many and helped with spaying and neutering.  She was a member of the ASPCA.

Surviving are a sister, Rosemary Peffer of Houston; a sister-in-law, Delphine Poness of Strabane; a niece, Tracie Poness; three nephews, Randy, Ryan and Sammy (Courtney) Poness; five great nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Cruz.

Deceased are a brother, Samuel Poness; and a brother-in-law, Robert Peffer.

According to her wishes, everything is private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to Fix Ur Cat, 18 W. Pike St., Canonsburg, PA 15317 or the Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.

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