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Patricia A. “Patti” (Malpezzi) German

July 18, 1937 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Patricia German Obituary

Patricia A. German, 86, of Herminie, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 27, 2023, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg, with her family by her side. She was born July 18, 1937, in Herminie, a daughter of the late Frank V. "Patsy" and Mary (Montini) Malpezzi. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank T. German (1986) and her second husband, Ken T. Murphy (2016). Patti graduated as an RN from Westmoreland Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She had worked for Westmoreland Hospital for 25 years; then started working for Dr. Evans, Dr. Pritz, Dr. Demezza and Dr. Trout. She was director of home health care at Westmoreland Hospital for many years. She also worked at Briarcliff Nursing Home and finally she ended her career as director of nursing at Cordia Commons, where she was in charge of the Alzheimers unit. Patti loved to travel, going to the casinos and enjoyed dancing. But most of all she loved her family and attending her grandson Kenny's events. She was so proud of him. Patti is survived by her daughter, Jacki (Ken) Kienzle, of North Huntingdon, and her son, Frank German, of Herminie; special grandson, Kenny (Emily) Kienzle, of Irwin; special godson, Jimmy (Diane) Montini, of North Huntingdon, and his daughter, Maria (Steve), who were very much a part of her life; and several nieces and nephews and cousins who loved her dearly. She is also survived by her dear friend, Frank "Buttons" Kolesha. Patty will be dearly missed by her family, friends, neighbors and the many friends she made at St. Anne Home in Greensburg, where she resided the past two years. She will forever be remembered for the care she gave to all her patients over the 51 years of nursing. The family would like to thank Excela Home Hospice for all their love and care given to their mom over the past nine days. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-309-5704. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2023, in St. Edward Catholic Church with Father David Nazmiek as celebrant. Please go directly to church. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.  To send online condolences, please visit


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November 30, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Joseph W. Nickels Funeral Home, Inc.
404 Sewickly Ave.
Herminie, PA 15637

Funeral Mass
December 1, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Edward Church (Herminie)


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