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photo of patrick abate Patrick V. Abate
April 9, 1955 - December 29, 2016

MSgt Patrick V. Abate, Air Force retired, 61, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Ford City, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at his residence.
Born April 9, 1955, in Kittanning, he was a son of Paul and Lois McGeary Abate. He was a Vietnam War and Desert Storm veteran, having served with the Air Force, retiring after 20 years with the rank of Master Sergeant. During his service he was in Korea, Taiwan, England, Greece and the Philippines, serving as primary signals intel production craftsman.
Patrick was a former member of St. Mary's Church, Ford City, and he enjoyed reading, music and movies. He is survived by his sister, Paula and Joe Dunmire, of Kittanning; and brother, Mark and Gloria Abate, of Ohiopyle.
Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Mantini Funeral Home Inc., Ford City, with Father John Harrold officiating. Interment will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Feb 8, 2017
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