Anita M. Irwin

November 20, 1934 ~ October 31, 2020 (age 85)


 Anita M. ( Patti) Irwin, 85, of Derry Township, 
went to be with her Lord and Savior October 31, 2020 at the Greensburg Care Center, Greensburg. 
 Anita was born November 20, 1934 in the Bronx, New York. The daughter of the late Saverio & Mary (Magretti) Patti.
 Anita's joyous love was contagious to all she met. She was an avid reader, bird watcher and animal lover,and  donated to  Action for Animals for years. 
Anita and her husband Paul were the owners of the Derry News Co from 1981 to 1992. 
 Most of all Anita wanted to be remembered for her Faith in her Savior Jesus Christ , and his living Word. 
Besides her parents, Anita was  proceeded in death by her in-laws Howard (Dutch) and Carrie (Hysong) Irwin. And her sister Lillian ( Patti) Santone.
Anita is survied by her husband of 64 years, Paul L Irwin of Blairsville, Daughters, Maria (Jim) Allison of Hillside . Paula ( Jim) Byers of Derry and Patricia Myers of Latrobe. 
Grandsons Nicholas ( Katie) Myers of Latrobe, Stephen ( Lindsey) Allison of Ohio,Granddaughter , Alyssa Myers of Laughlintown, Great Granddaughter Averey Myers of Latrobe. 
Sister, Lorraine (Patti) and husband Larry Opatka of Derry, Niece  Dana Sarson of  Ligonier and Nephew Michael (Miriam) Santone of S.Carolina. 
Many beloved cousins, great nieces,nephews and  her adopted daughter Denise Dunmire of Blairsville. 
 The family would like to send a heart felt thank you to all the wonderful workers at Greensburg Care Center  for the love and compassion they gave to Anita. We are truly grateful. 
 In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to: Action for Animals of  Latrobe.
Burial Services will be private.
 A Celebration of Anita's life will be set at a later date.
McCabe Funeral Home, 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry is in charge of arrangements.
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