Pat Steinbach

November 23, 1933 - April 04, 2020

Visitation: No Visitation

Service: Private


Steinbach,

Mary Patricia “Pat” (Kelly), Age 86, of Wexford, PA.

Pat was born on November 23, 1933 in the Manchester section of Pittsburgh. She was the daughter of the late Edward V. Kelly and Mary Fisher Kelly. Following her graduation from St. Benedict’s Academy in 1951, Pat worked as the administrative assistant to the McCandless Township Tax Collector and subsequently took a position as an administrator for the Mellon Family’s Securities and Trust at Mellon National Bank.

Pat first met the love of her life, Bill, in the combined high school musical “The Gypsy Rover”. They rekindled their love for each other in the mid-50’s at a chance meeting at West View Park’s Danceland. Bill and Pat wed in 1958 and moved to Arlington, Virginia for Bill’s job as a Washington News Correspondent. It was in Washington, DC that Pat took on the role as a volunteer tour director for the U.S. Capitol and D.C. area District Tours. She became so knowledgeable about the tours that the paid tour guides at the Capitol would tell patrons to ask Pat if they wanted a real tour. In 1960, Bill and Pat moved back to Pittsburgh to start a family.

Pat loved nothing more than being surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Pat was a loving wife, compassionate mother, devoted friend, and “Mom” to many neighborhood kids, college roommates, friends of friends, and the many care givers she met over the past few years. Everyone was welcome at her table. She was happiest hosting weekly Sunday family dinners, cooking phenomenal meals, and often sharing her culinary delights with Bill’s co-workers at KDKA.

Traveling with her children and grandchildren was near and dear to her heart. She loved spending her summers in Myrtle Beach building sandcastles and searching for shells with her grandchildren. Her love of snow took her to Seven Springs where she enjoyed watching the grandchildren snowboard and ski. One of her favorite vacations was a Caribbean cruise with her grandchildren celebrating her 75th birthday. Hers was a lifetime filled with great joy and it was lived through “smiling Irish Eyes”. Her family will always remember her love of Christmas and of gift-giving, as well as her belief that chocolate made everything better. She was the ultimate homemaker.

Although she will be sadly missed, her family takes great comfort knowing that she will be reunited with her one true love, Bill. At his funeral in 1998, Pat promised that she would love him forever. Twenty-two years later, it is a “promise kept!”

Pat was the wife of the late William (Bill) Steinbach; loving mother of Debora Hocker (Gary), Mary Gingrich (Kurt), Nancy Beer (Sam), Janet Garber (Dan), and William (Patty); proud grandmother of Kurt Gingrich (fiancée Samantha Brown), William (Billy) Gingrich, Connor Gingrich, Phillip Beer, Madison Beer, William Steinbach, III, and Nicole Steinbach; and Sister of Rita Rhue and Peggy Norder. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, “cousins”, relatives and friends. Aunt “Sis” was the favorite Aunt to all. In addition to her parents and husband, Pat was predeceased by her brothers, Edward, James, and Jack Kelly.
Pat’s family would like to thank Dr. Scott Heyl for his many years of care and compassion. In addition, they would like to thank the staff of North Hills Health and Rehabilitation for their unending care, dedication and love for Mom. They especially want to thank them for the courtesies extended during her final days.
In light of COVID-19, there will be no services at this time. In the future, a memorial celebration of Pat’s life will be scheduled. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to North Hills Health and Rehabilitation, c/o The Gingrichs, 1946 Menold Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101. The contributions will be used to enhance the community room so that families can share similar memories to the ones Pat’s family made with her over the past two years.

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  • Evelyn Ebbs

    Sending sympathy and prayers for your family. Loss of a dear cousin. From Evelyn, granddaughter of GB Griffith and Fanny Soodey Griffith. Fanny was from the Pittsburgh Soodey family.

  • Ray and Peggy

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of “Mom” she was kind and indeed a “lady”

  • Carol Evans

    Janet and family, my deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful woman.

  • Jan Swedish

    So sad to hear of Pats passing. I enjoyed her being a Member of THE JEWELS of the North Red Hat Chapter. We shared many laughs and good times together. She will be missed. Pat was a lovely lady who added happiness to our group. Peace to all of her family at this time. Peace, Jan Swedish

  • Kimberly Kelly

    I was so deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our dearest Aunt Sis. She was one of a kind and I have wonderful memories of her. When we were kids visiting from Florida she used to dress up in costume and read us books in the character’s voices and we absolutely loved it! When my brother Jack was getting into trouble in his teenage years it was Aunt Sis who took him in and treated him as one of her own. She was truly wonderful! My deepest condolences to her children and grandchildren.

  • Janet Stretch and family

    Heart broken for you all! Oh how I loved Pat so so dearly. She will truly be missed, but rest assured you are so blessed to have been raised by two of the best, fun loving parents. I am just grateful that my life was touched by Pat and all of you. Hugs to all, you know I’d be there in a minute if not for this dang virus situation. Cheers to a life well lived.

  • Fred & Kori Dely

    God Bless you Pat. Indeed a life well lived. Thinking of the immediate as well as extended family at this time.

  • Debra Gingrich

    Thinking of you all with love! “Grandma Pat” was the best!

  • Donna Scheuring

    Debbie and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She sounds like a fun loving women and knowing you, she is. Reunited with her love, she is at peace, with God. Take Care and know that you are thought of in these trying times. Donna.

  • Jeff

    To my Cousins,
    Everyone who know her had an “Aunt Sis” story. I will always remember her saying “who’s in the car” when we crowded into the Station Wagon De Jour for some kind of an event. I will also remember her watching Phil Donohue while folding clothes when we were visiting. She was an awesome person and she always had a way to make you feel better about yourself. This world will miss her. The next one welcomes her! Love and Cheers, Jeff

  • Alicia Miller

    I worked with Mary Pat at North Hills Health and Rehab. I loved working with her. Her daughters took such good care of her. She always smelled and looked nice. They took the time to curl her hair which I thought was so special. My sincerest condolences to the entire family. Your Mom was an awesome lady!!!!

 

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