Philip G. Pata

March 8, 1932 - November 30, 2021
Philip G. Pata

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Philip G. Pata, 89 of St. Clairsville, OH, died Tuesday November 30, 2021 in Wilmington, NC.

He was born March 8, 1932 in Yorkville, OH, a son of the late Angelo and Rose (Jordan) Pata.

Phil was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, OH. He owned/operated and retired from the Save Rite Pharmacy in Bellaire, OH as the Pharmacist. He was a Korean War Veteran,
a member of the Yorkville Fire Department, K of C 3rd and 4th Degrees, Oglebay Park Gold Club, Jefferson County Academy of Pharmacy, Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association, Ohio River Elks, United States Golf Association, Belmont Hills Country Club, Sons of Italy, and the American Legion. Phil was a life member of: Ohio Valley Golf Association, Yorkville High School Class of 1950, Ohio Northern Class of 1957, Kappa PSI Fraternity, Bellaire Big Reds Touchdown Club and Bellaire St. John Booster Club.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vivian(Leach) Pata and his brother, Joe Pata.

He is survived by his four children: Philip (Lisa) Pata II of St. Clairsville, OH, Ronald (Kurt Appel) Pata of Leland, NC, Mariann (Dwayne Wilson) Pata, of Supply, NC and Julann Sacco of Kure Beach, NC. His sister, Loretta Closser of Harrison City, PA, and many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday December 8, 2021 at the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists 204 W. Main Street, St. Clairsville, OH 43950 from 2-8pm where there will be a vigil service at 2pm, Kof C service at 6pm and a Sons of Italy Service at 7pm. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Thursday December 9, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, OH at 10am with Father Thomas Chillog as Celebrant. Entombment in Holly Memorial Gardens Mausoleum will follow immediately with military services by the Moundsville Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association- Greater East Ohio Area Chapter, by going to

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

St. Mary Catholic Church - Directions
212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950


Thursday, December 9, 2021

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel - Directions
204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

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  • December 05, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Philip G. Pata, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Veteran, Philip G. Pata, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • December 05, 2021
    Dennis R Albaugh says:
    My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Phil. Denny Albaugh

  • December 06, 2021
    Karen Clark says:
    I was so sad to hear of Phil’s passing. I met Phil in 1973, when he hired me to work at Save-Rite pharmacy while I was still in high school. He was the nicest, kindest person I have ever worked for. He was a true gentleman, it was such a pleasure to work for him. I have so many wonderful memories of working for Phil. He was definitely one in a million! He will be missed❤️

  • December 06, 2021
    Fran Dalton says:
    I'm so sorry to hear of Phil's passing,I remember talking to him at the pharmacy, he was definitely always a great gentleman. My deepest condolences for his family and friends.

  • December 07, 2021
    Don Kasun says:
    I Knew Phil for over 60 years. He was dating Viv when she was in high school and I would advise Phil on how to deal with her. Phil was a kind, thoughtful and gentle man. I remember that he always looked after my Mother in her later years. He will be missed by all. He's with Viv, where always wanted to be.