Christopher Patete, 61, Hollidaysburg died Tuesday evening in Hollidays-
burg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Carmen J. and M. Catherine (Dempsey) Patete. He married Ramona Gainvors.
Surviving are three children: Dr. Dana L. Giarrizzi (Mark) and Daniel L. (Marcia), both in South Carolina, and Douglas L. (Tina) of Hollidaysburg; nine grandchildren; a sister, Sandra Hull in Calif.; and a special cousin, Elizabeth Marky. Also surviving is his fiance, Laurin Sheffy.
Chris was a graduate of Altoona High School and St. Francis University. He was a self-employed businessman, having owned and operated Sturdy Built Manufacturing.
Chris was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry. He enjoyed woodworking and flying, but his real joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Young Life, P.O. Box 333, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.