Patricia Lou Shalap, known as "Pat" or "Pattie" to friends and family, 72, of Strasburg, Va., passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family July 19, 2013.
Mrs. Shalap was born April 12, 1941, in Elkins, a daughter of Hallie Mae Armentout (Pritt) Bryant and the late Roy Hadden Pritt.
Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Dwayne Pritt.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Michael Shalap; two sons, Paul Shalap and David Shalap and his wife, Cheryl; two daughters, Beth Shalap and Trecia Hockman and her husband, Michael; five grandchildren; a grandson-in-law; and two great-grandchildren.
A graduate of Elkins High School, George Mason University and Strayer College, she was also a licensed realtor and a senior technical writer for Hewlett-Packard. Mrs. Shalap moved from Elkins to Annandale, Va. in 1962 and relocated again in 2000 to Strasburg, Va. She was a devoted wife, a loving daughter, and an amazing mother and grandmother. Her love of music and her ability to play a variety of musical instruments was a source of enjoyment and happiness to everyone close to her. She touched the lives of all who knew her and will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends.
Visitation will be conducted at Strasburg Presbyterian Church Saturday, July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. The Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Howard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.