• PATRICIA IGNELZI Mrs. Patricia...

PATRICIA IGNELZI
Mrs. Patricia "Pat/Noni" Ignelzi (née Knapp) died peacefully on January 24, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA at the age of 94. Pat is survived by her husband, Armand "Buster"; four children, Noreene, Philip (Marianne), Sharon Ham (James), and Armand (Sarah); her ten grandchildren, Arthur Antram (Kim), Matthew Antram (Patricia), Sarah Baney (Derrick), Kirsten Ham, Alaina, Maria, Morgan Ham, Armand, Brittan Ham, and Greta; and great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Marks and Millie Antram. She is preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Anthony "Fatty" Knapp; Aunt Margaret Neel, and children Charlotte and Ronald. Charlotte, her first child died at the age of 10 months and Ronald her second child died at the age of 9 months. It was Pat's strong, abiding Catholic faith which allowed her to bear the cross of the loss of her first two children. Pat was born on May 16, 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Josephine and Anthony "Fatty" Knapp. She married her high school sweetheart Armand "Buster", a World War II Veteran and plumber. Married on January 14,1947 they recently celebrated 73 years of marriage. Viewing is scheduled Monday & Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at SIMONS FUNERAL HOME, INC, 7720 Perry Hwy., Pgh, PA 15237. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 10 a.m. in St. Alexis Parish. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via the Patricia J. Ignelzi Memorial Fund at http://giftfunds.stjude.org/
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PostedJanuary 27, 2020