Patricia M. Grainger

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 22, 2021

Patricia M. Grainger, 90, a resident of Walden’s View Personal Care, North Huntingdon, formerly of Clairton, died Wednesday, January 20, 2021.  She was born May 19, 1930 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Howard F. and Margaret (Walls) Rowland. 

She was a member and longtime children’s choir director for Pine Run United Methodist Church, Clairton.  She was a very talented person singing, dancing, and playing the drums, and performing with her late husband  Gordon Grainger with the Yankee Doodle Dandies. 

They performed in many civic centers and parades, and entertained at nursing homes.

In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by her sister Peggy E. Bupp and brothers Howard J. Rowland and Jack Rowland.  She is survived by seven nieces and nephews.  At Pat’s request there will be no viewing.  A memorial gathering may be held at a later date.  Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the White Oak Animal Shelter or another animal protection group.  The William Snyder Funeral Home, Irwin, 724-863-1200, is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences please visit

Originally published January 22, 2021.

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