Russell A. Paterra, age 75 of McKeesport and formerly of San Diego, CA, passed away at home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. Born July 15, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Augustine and Dorothy (Wilson) Paterra. A graduate of the University of Dayton, Russell was a self-employed consultant and executive coach and a golf fanatic, even volunteering as a marshal at the US Opens at both Pebble Beach and Torrey Pines. Most importantly though, he was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather who will be immensely missed by his family and friends. Russell is survived by his wife of 16 years Natalie (Delgado) Paterra; his children Aaron (Renee) Paterra of Belmont, CA and Lyndsie (Eric) Geib of Menifee, CA; his grandchildren Luke, A.J., Jack, Owen, and Lucas; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Dale Paterra.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 10 AM at Mary Mother of God Parish, St. Patricks Site. Arrangements by the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA 15132. (412-678-3454) www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published September 24, 2022.