Helen “Sis” E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 13, 2020

Helen “Sis” E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner, age 80, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born November 29, 1939 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Lola Patterson.

She worked for over 45 years at American General Insurance Company before retiring. “Sis” was always happy and telling jokes. She enjoyed camping, shopping and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Robert N. Patterson.

She is survived by her husband James Kalkbrenner; and nieces and nephews.

Everyone will gather for a funeral service at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery in North Versailles. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at For online condolences please visit To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Helen "Sis" E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner please visit our Sympathy Store.

Originally published July 13, 2020.

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