Patricia “Pat” Junk Patterson, of Greenville, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 22, 2017, following a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ann “Jodi” Patterson Kesslar and husband, Ronald, of Greenville; grandson Steven Kesslar, of Greenville; Jim Kesslar, of Pittsburgh, and his girlfriend Kaila Frantz; granddaughter Robin Kesslar, of Greenville, and her boyfriend Chester Terrill; brother-in-law C. Lionel King, of Conneaut Lake; many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews, and great grandnieces and nephews; as well as all of her many, many “summer sons,” from her many years with local baseball programs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E.P. “Pat” Patterson, a WWII Army veteran, who died May 5th, 2000. They had married on July 17th, 1948. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Patterson (d. 1/13/2011); as well as her parents, Thomas R. & Eunice Cullum Junk; her infant brother, Edward Clinton Junk; her brother Thomas Charles Junk and wife, Evelyn (née Evans); her sisters: Ann Margaret Junk Wellman and husband, Carl; Catherine Eunice Junk King; and Julia Alice “Junnie” Junk Cannon and husband, Bob; as well as many nieces, & nephews.

Patricia (Pat) Junk Patterson was born in Conneaut Lake Park, PA, in her maternal grandparents’ cottage on November 13, 1921.  Pat attended St. Micheal’s Schools, before graduating from Penn High School in 1940.  She then attended Sharon (PA) Beauty School, graduating in 1942.  Pat worked as a beautician at Ann Stine’s Beauty Shop and Ann Schuster’s Beauty Shop, before opening her own beauty parlor in 1944, which she operated until her retirement in 1987.

Pat was a life-long caregiver for her family and friends, caring for many in times of illness.  She was active in the Girl Scouts, Girls Softball and PTA, on behalf of her two daughters.  She was also the official scorekeeper for her husband’s baseball teams for 49 years, including numerous All-Star teams.  In addition, she served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Mercer County American Legion Baseball League, and co-chairperson, with her husband, for a number of local organizations, including the Elks BPOE #145 Youth Activity Committee and the Greenville Steel Car Company Federal Credit Union.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to an organization of the donor’s choosing.



  1. Carl M. Wellman Carl M. Wellman
    August 23, 2017    

    Sorry for your loss. Nice obit. Sounds like a life well lived.

  2. Shirley Walker-myers Shirley Walker-myers
    August 23, 2017    

    So sorry for your loss .

  3. Corky & Alice Smith Corky & Alice Smith
    August 24, 2017    

    Steve, we are very sorry for your loss

  4. Jim Galus Jim Galus
    August 24, 2017    

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 25, 2017    

    Rest in Peace Great Aunt Pat! With our love, Mel & Simon

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 25, 2017    

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have our deepest sympathies. May you find comfort in your memories.


    aerie team Grove City

  7. Sam Alexander Sam Alexander
    August 30, 2017    

    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful lady . I’ll remember her always.

  8. Roberta Welch Smith Roberta Welch Smith
    September 1, 2017    

    Jodi ~ I am keeping you in my prayers. I know that no matter the age, losing a parent is a very difficult and emotional time. Praying for healing and comfort.

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