Patricia Colditz Paluso, 72 of Washington, Pennsylvania formally of Allenport, passed away after a lengthy illness on November 1, 2016. She was born on January 12, 1944 in Charleroi Monesson Hospital the daughter of the late Frederick and Eleanor Miller Colditz. She graduated from Charleroi High School in 1961 and went on to the Washington Hospital School of Nursing. There she became an emergency room nurse where she met and then married her wonderful husband Dr. Eugene Paluso. Her adventurous spirit led their five children to relish a road trip, fearlessly get lost, try anything once and enjoy a home cooked meal with the people you love. Always encouraging, her sense of humor lifted everyone to find a way to a really great story. Patti’s greatest joy was the nomadic family trips to New England where without an itinerary or reservation they would go from town to town, beach to beach, lobster pound to lobster pound. She loved the ocean and visiting lighthouses. Like her favorite lighthouse, the love she gave her family and friends will forever be a beacon of light to help them find their shores. Nobody can forget her legendary Christmas Eve dinners with the most amazing and interesting dishes prepared by Patti for weeks in advance, or the spiked eggnog that made everybody forget. Santa never knew a better helper. She will be sadly missed by all of those who laughed, shared a meal and danced with her. Certainly that one particular harbor received her well. Patti’s family would like to thank the staff of the Donnell House for their kindness, friendship, and extraordinary care.
Surviving is her husband; Dr. Eugene F. Paluso of Washington, five children; Cherise Paluso of Long Beach, California, Eugene (Robin) Paluso II of Charleston, South Carolina, Cynthia (Anders) Remahl of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Brian (Pamela) Paluso of Collier Twp., Pa. and Robert Paluso of Philadelphia, Pa., eight grandchildren; Mackenzi Paluso, Trevor Paluso, Roman Paluso, Kendrick Remahl, Abigail Remahl, Nicholas Paluso, Alex Paluso and Natalie Paluso, one sister; Susan Usher of Allenport, Pa.
She was preceded in death by one brother; James D. Colditz.
Honoring her wishes there will be no public ceremony. All funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave., Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. Mrs. Paluso asked that donations in memory of her be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com