Patricia A. Wheaton, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 25, 2021 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born September 30, 1947 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Olga (Petrosko) Lazar. Prior to her retirement, Patricia was a welfare caseworker for the state of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed golfing, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and always giving of herself to others especially family and friends. She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Claude Wheaton; daughter, Jennifer James and her husband, Richard; son, Tom Wheaton and his wife, Kara; identical twin sister, Pauline (Jim) Saxman, sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Hart; brother, John (Cindy) Lazar; grandchildren, Gage, Gunner and Grady; and her beloved Yorkie, Maggie. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Adoption League / Adopt A Pet - Yukon, PA, www.petadoptionleague.org. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published June 26, 2021.