William Joseph Paterra, age 62, of McKeesport, died on Monday, August 1, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 3, 1959 and is the son of the late Louis S. and Helen Hreha Paterra. He was formerly employed at McKeesport Hospital, was the Director of Housekeeping at Point Park University, and retired as the Operations Director at Monroeville Mall. He was a medic for McKeesport EMS, where he started as a junior and continued for about 10 years. He was a football coach for many years where he coached local youth football and was actively involved with youth sports programs. He was a coach for McKeesport Little Tigers prior to coaching at McKeesport High School and East Allegheny High School. He was well known throughout the community and loved coaching and influencing the lives of the youth. Bill was also a very avid Pittsburgh sports fan. Besides sports, he loved vacationing and taking his dog, Holly, for walks to play ball, and spending time with his grandson, Harper.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta Mauritz Paterra; daughter, Christine (Christopher) Ellison of Buffalo, NY; grandson, Harper Ellison; brothers, Anthony (Mary Lou) Paterra of Greensburg, PA; Vincent (Jennifer) Paterra of Penn Township, PA; Louis S. (Theresa) Paterra, II of Steubenville, OH; and sister, Laura (Charles) Pavlecic of White Oak and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by sister, Virginia “Buttons” (Kyle) Owens.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Noon at Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, 312 32nd Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Burial will follow. Arrangements handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
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Originally published August 02, 2022.