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Age 87, formerly of Beechview, on Sunday, March 5, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Cambest, Jr. Beloved mother of Jack (Jane Ann), David, Bob (Laura Schoch), Ron (Sherri Lynn) Cambest and Susan (Martin) Houser. Loving grandmother of Jackie (Kat), Lauren (Brandon), Justin (Margarita), Benjamin, Emelia, Libby, Joey and Johnny. Loving GiGi of Jameson, Henry, Elaina and Rosalie. Sister of Doris (the late Boom) Fowle, Max (the late Marion) Leake, Shirley (the late Carmen) Marini, Donald (the late Margie) Leake and the late Melva (the late Babe) Volk. Sister-in-law of Michael (the late Helen) Cambest and Dee (the late Joe) Mahoney. Preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Emily (Ensslin) Leake. Patricia will be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pat was a kind, gracious, loving mother and wife. She cherished her relationships with friends and family and gathered friends wherever she went, always offering a smile and a kind word. She had a special gift for noticing who might be lonely or feel left out and extending her love and kindness to them. She was affectionately known as ‘Mom Cambest’ to many. She was an avid cook, loved reading, music, traveling, and sharing the joy of discovering a great bargain. Pat was a talented artist, a hobby she pursued throughout her life. She was a faithful member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Beechview for over 60 years. Special thank you to the Staff and her friends at Brookdale Mt. Lebanon where Pat lived a vibrant, happy life for the past five years. And special thank you to her ‘Marini Girls’ for making her part of their family. She was a bright light in this world and will truly be missed, more than words can say. Patricia’s family would like to thank Gallagher Hospice, especially Erica, Beth and Dave for their compassionate and loving care.
Friends received 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at BRUSCO-NAPIER FUNERAL SERVICE, LTD., 2201 Bensonia Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Teresa of Kolkata Parish—St. Catherine of Siena Church, 1810 Belasco Ave., Pgh, PA 15216. Burial to follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, suggested donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Washington City Mission, 84 W Wheeling Street, Washington, PA 15301.