Patricia Anne Steinbeiser December 3, 1932 - August 29, 2014

Post date: Sep 9, 2014 11:56:10 AM


Schoharie: Patricia A. Steinbeiser 81, of Driftwood Apartments, Schoharie and formerly of Altoona, PA embarked on what she called “the next big adventure.” She died Friday, August 29th at the Cobleskill Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Steinbeiser was born December 3, 1932 in Altoona, PA, a daughter of Donald J. and Josephine (Fischer) Kopp. She graduated from Altoona High School and later attended college. Patricia married her husband Robert G. Steinbeiser on June 18, 1955 and dedicated her life to raising her six children in the family home in Marcellus, NY. She and her husband also resided in Barefoot Bay, Florida before his death on February 17, 2011. She relocated to Schoharie in May of 2011 where she enjoyed her home in Driftwood Apartments. She enjoyed painting, but her greatest joy in life was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as “Granny Pat.”

Patricia was also known far and wide as the “Wicker Witch” after she turned her passion and knowledge of antique wicker furniture into a successful business for several years in Marcellus, NY.

Survivors include her six children: Robert G. (Diane) Steinbeiser, Jr. of Raleigh, NC; Patricia Haines of Naples, FL; Johanna (Lawrence) Ennist of Gallupville; Andrew (Terry) Steinbeiser of Harpswell, ME; Christian Steinbeiser of Epsom, NH, and Michael (Michelle) Steinbeiser of Clifton Park; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, William M. Kopp of Altoona, PA, and one sister, Donna Sharrar of King of Prussia, PA, along with several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Our Lady of Fatima RC Church, Alexander Rd., Delanson, NY. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mrs. Steinbeiser to Catskill Area Hospice, 125 Granite Dr. Suite #1, Cobleskill, NY 12043.

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