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Claude Pate, Jr.

January 27, 1940 ~ August 5, 2021 (age 81)

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Claude Pate, Jr., of Wheatland, Pennsylvania, obtained his sunset on Thursday, August 5, 2021, while a patient of Sharon Regional Hospital, Sharon, Pennsylvania, following an extended illness. He was 81.

Mr. Pate’s sunrise was January 27, 1940, in Thomaston, Georgia, a son to Claude & Katherine (Thomas) Pate, Sr.

He worked as a foreman out of the Labor Union Hall #125, Youngstown, Ohio. In addition, Claude was a founding member of Temple of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Christ, Sharon, and was a lifelong member of the North American Fishing Club.

In his spare time, he enjoyed bowling at Ten Pin Alley, fishing, and photography. He was an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He also loved to BBQ and was known for his award winning BBQ sauce.

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah (Simmons) Pate, whom he married November 27, 1999; his children, Jerome (Sonia) Powell, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Madison (Michelle) Williams, of Newark, Delaware, Wilbert (Teressa) Hadden, of Waco, Texas, Bishop Melvin T. (Daphanny) Baker, of Sharon, Evelyn Dennis, of Rochester, New York, Veranda (David) Willingham, of Westerville, Ohio, Tina Marie Dunn, of Warren, Ohio, Wanda (Andre) Peterson, of Blacklick, Ohio, and Christine Baker, of Las Vegas, Nevada; his 36 grandchildren; his 31 great-grandchildren; his step-brother, Eddie Thomas, Jr., of Rochester; and his extended family too.

He was preceded in death by his father; mother; step-father, Eddie Thomas, Sr.; wife, Betty (Williams) Pate; son, Seth Williams; granddaughter, Demetria Williams; brother, James Pate; and sister, Marie Greene.

A Home Going Service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Valley Baptist Church, 500 Sharon-New Castle Rd., Farrell, Pennsylvania, where family & friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. He will be laid to rest in America’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Temple of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Christ, 170 N. Sharpsville Avenue, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Pate was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Saturday
August 14, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Valley Baptist Church
500 Sharon-New Castle Rd.
Farrell, PA 16121

Home Going
Saturday
August 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Valley Baptist Church
500 Sharon-New Castle Rd.
Farrell, PA 16121

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