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Philip George "Phil" Pata

March 8, 1932 - November 30, 2021

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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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists-St. Clairsville Chapel

204 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021


St. Mary Catholic Church

212 West Main Street
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021


Holly Memorial Gardens

Colerain, OH

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