Patricia A. West

October 30, 2020


Patricia A. West, 79, of Leechburg, formerly of Apollo, died Friday, October 30, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born on September 7, 1941, the daughter of the late Stanley and Geraldine (Sis) Dillinger. Pat had been employed by the National Bank of the Commonwealth, Shop ‘n Save, and retired from the Apollo Trust Company.

She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and friends. She enjoyed family get-togethers, playing board games and cards, times that were always filled with lots of laughter. She had a smile and a kind word for everyone, friend or stranger. She enjoyed crafts, especially making handmade cards, reading and baking, her specialty was making cakes for family and friends for all of their special occasions. She was a very involved member of the Leechburg First United Methodist Church. She was a current member of the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club and a former member of Eastern Star. She also volunteered with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics. Prior to Covid-19, she enjoyed monthly luncheons with her Apollo High classmates. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey (Vickie) West of Gaffney, SC, two daughters, Jamie (Edward) Knispel and Jennifer (Michael) Cominos, both of Leechburg; four grandchildren, Amanda (Brent) Mennitto, Jordan Cominos, Julia Cominos and Amy Edge; and two great-grandchildren, Bowen Mennitto and Abbie Brooks. Additionally, she is survived by her sister-in-law, Karen Bittinger and brother-in-law, Richard (Ann) West, numerous nephews and nieces, and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Robert P.West. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no public visitation, all services will be private. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Apollo, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Pat’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DUNMIRE-KERR & ROWE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. To leave an online condolence visit us at

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