Patrick “Pat” Joseph Findlay, 73, of Eighty-Four, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Washington Hospital surrounded by his family.
He was born October 10, 1946 in Cumberland, MD, the son of the late Edward Findlay and Helen Brehl Findlay.
Pat was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked at the 911th Airlift Wing as Chief of Maintenance Operations for 36 years. He also was instrumental in keeping the 911 Airlift Wing open.
Pat was member of the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post #175 and volunteered at the Air Heritage Museum, where he maintained a C-123 cargo plane.
He loved old cars and restored a 1970 Chevy Nova. Pat also was an avid Steeler fan and attended games for many years.
He adored his six grandchildren and spending time with family and friends.
On March 16, 1984, he married Zita Palmosina, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Kevin Findlay of Portsmouth, VA; two daughters, Michele (Bradley) Colbert of Washington and Zita (Matthew) Lammay of Eighty-Four; a sister Teresa Findlay of Washington; six grandchildren, Collin, Ethan, Ryan, Dillan, Zita and Ella.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Air Heritage Museum, 35 Piper St., Suite 1043, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
Due to crowd restriction guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, no public visitation or services will be held.
Arrangements are entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., Washington.