Patricia Mathews

By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Patricia Mathews, age 64, of White Oak, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wayne Sr. and Rose Topolnak Paxon, and wife of the late Carl Van Mathews. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, working with ceramics, beading, collecting Indian statues and many other crafts.  She loved spending time with her family and Christmas was known to be her favorite holiday.

She is survived by her children, Carl (Debra) Mathews of N. Versailles, Kevin (Christa) Mathews of White Oak and Karen Paxon of Smithdale; sisters, Bertha Paxon and Mary Paxon both of White Oak; brother, Wayne Paxon, Jr. of White Oak; grandchildren, Amanda, Anthony, Cody and Paige; great grandchildren Payton, Jaxon, Austin, and Demyah; and companion, Michael Durick. Family and friends will be received Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177, from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:30 p.m. with Rev. Charles Owston officiating. Condolences may be made at

Originally published December 17, 2018.

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