Patricia A. "Patsy" Christeson, 79, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home with her children and her dog, Lucy by her side. She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Skiffington Martin. She was the wife of the late Alfred E. "Chris" Christeson who died August 23, 2007. They were married for 46 years. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Kiwanis Club. She was an amazing seamstress that could design, sew, or make anything and everything. She began sewing when she was 5 years old and making alterations on people's clothes before she was 10. She always said that we could take away her car, but not her sewing machine. She handmade her grandchildren's Christening and Baptismal gowns which are even more cherished now. She was happiest at her family built cabin in Cameron County, with her late husband, children and grandchildren where she enjoyed hunting, fishing, sewing and making items with wood (furniture, cedar chests and chairs) with many going to family or friends. She is survived by children, Michael (Carol) Christeson of Washington, Daniel (Roberta Walk) Christeson, Paul "Toby" (Jamie) Christeson and Kristine (Jack) Cant of Elizabeth Township. "G" spent a lot of time with her grandchildren, Jess Cant, Kaitlyn, Pearl, Kaylee, and Alfred Christeson. She is also survived by her brother, James "Mickey" Martin of Winterhaven, Florida, sister-in-law, Dee Martin of North Huntingdon, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Mary "Betsy" Tubbs, brother, Thomas Martin and sister-in-law, Marian Martin. Friends are welcome Wednesday, February 7 from 6-8 pm and Thursday, February 8 from 2-5 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, February 8 at 5 pm with Pastor Jason Leist, officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published February 05, 2018.