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(Brutts), 76, Windber. It is with great sadness that the family of Patricia Marie Swaynos announces her passing on May 26, 2017 at Conemaugh Hospital, Johnstown after suffering a stroke. Born October 18, 1940 in Windber. Daughter of Joseph Sr. and Katherine (Huska) Brutts. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Joseph Swaynos Sr.; brothers, Robert and Donald Brutts and close friend, John Hajnik. Survived by these children, Wayne, Winter Springs, FL; Joseph Jr., Windber and Sharon wife of David Dunn, Hagerstown, MD. Grandchildren, Wayne Jr., James, Stephen and Kaylee. Sister of; Joseph Brutts Jr., Windber; Shirley Petropoulos, Pittsburgh; Madeline Meyers, Windber and Sharon Ream, Harrisburg. Also survived by aunt, Ethel Visovich; several nieces and nephews and close friends, Alex Horowitz and Joann Speicher. Patricia received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. Retired employee Metropolitan Insurance Company, Johnstown with 28 years service and was a prior employee of Bestform Foundations. Patricia was a very active member at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber as well as being active at St. Benedicts Catholic Church including being a catechism teacher. She did volunteer work at the Windber and Richland Senior Centers. Her favorite hobbies included shopping with her daughter and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a butterfly enthusiast and a really good cook. She was a very loving and generous mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by family and friends. We will always keep her close in our hearts and wonderful memories of her will always remain. Friends received from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday at the William Kisiel Funeral Home, Windber followed by the funeral Mass at 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Windber. Reverend Anthony Petracca, Celebrant. Interment, St. John Cantius Catholic Cemetery, Windber.
Published on May 31, 2017
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