Patricia Louise Randig \nTaggart, an eighty-seven-year-old, lifetime resident \nof Butler, PA, passed peacefully at her home, \nsurrounded by her family on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. \nShe was born January 23rd, 1934, the daughter of \nPaul Charles Randig and Josephine Pearl Easley \nRandig (Pearl). Patricia was the younger sister of \nEdwin Paul Randig of Tamaqua, PA, and older sister \nto Jane Randig Connell (deceased) of Butler, Mary \nEllen Randig Edinger of Zelienople, PA, Joseph \nRandig of Butler, Ric Randig of Warwick, NY, and \nMartha Randig Simm of Chicora, PA.\n \nShe was baptized and \nconfirmed at St Peters in Butler, where she also \nattended St Peters Catholic School. In the early \nyears of her life, the Randig family resided in the \nGraham Terrace neighborhood, where they raised \nchickens and sold eggs to the surrounding areas. \nWhile living with her family on Oak Street in her \nteenage years, Patricia was a member of the Catholic \nDaughters of America. She marched down Butler's main \nstreet in numerous parades. Also, during her \nadolescent years, she was a synchronized swimmer at \nthe Butler Memorial Park Pool during two summer \nprograms and was also a member of the YMCA.\n\n\nIt was at the YMCA, during a life-saving class, she \nmet that "cute guy," Gilbert Milton Taggart. \nImmediately smitten with each other, they were \nmarried on February 23rd, 1951, and remained devoted \nto each other for sixty years. Sadly, the love of \nher life and partner in everything preceded her in \ndeath, passing away on March 3rd, 2011.\n \nDuring her sixty married \nyears with Gilbert Taggart at Patterson Avenue, they \nraised six children. Catherine Kennedy \n(Larry/deceased) of Florida, Jeffrey Taggart (Beth) \nof Virginia, Susan Wolf (Terry) of Arizona, Cindy \nDituro (Michael) of West Sunbury, Joan Davenport \n(David) of Butler, and Scott Taggart (Kris) also of \nButler.\n \nIn the fifties, she was a \nmember of several card clubs and enjoyed hosting \nthose gatherings. Later she was a member of the \n"Saturday Night Swingers" bowling team, where she \nmaintained a solid bowling average of 140.\n\n\nPatricia may have served you a soft custard cone \nwhen she worked at Godot's on Freeport road. She may \nhave also given you your lunch as a cafeteria lady \nduring the late sixties through the mid-seventies at \nthe Butler Senior High School. Lastly, Patricia \nworked at Broses Superette and stuffed many of the \nsausages you may have purchased.\n \nPatricia delighted in being \na homemaker, meeting every challenge with witty \nhumor, tender loving care, wisdom, pride, and grace. \nShe taught herself to sew with her Singer machine. \nPatricia enjoyed making many dresses, skirts, and \nculottes for her daughters. In her later years, \nPatricia learned quilting and needlepoint. She \ngifted family members with beautiful quilts, wall \nhangings and other "made with love" crafts. She was \nnever a stranger to anyone, always had a kind word, \nand always thought of everyone before thinking of \nherself. With each passing year, she would get a new \ncalendar and fill in, in each month, all the \nbirthdays, anniversaries, and such, ensuring timely \ndelivery of cards filled with a thoughtful message. \nA handwritten note included was a treat. Her cursive \nhandwriting was exquisite. \n \nShe enjoyed attending many \nPirate games with her late husband and cheering for \nthem and the Steelers. Patricia also enjoyed \nsporting events and dance recitals of her children, \ngrandchildren, and in recent years her \ngreat-grandchildren. In her later years, she made it \nback to the YMCA, attending water aerobics classes \nfor over six years.\n \nWe say goodbye to Patricia \nTaggart, a daughter, sister, wife, friend, mother, \ngreat-grandmother, aunt, and so much more, with a \nheavy heart. \n\n \nIn addition to her parents, she was preceded in \ndeath by her husband, Gilbert M. Taggart, one sister \n(Jane Connell), a step-grandson (Brandon Wolf), and \na son-in-law (Larry Kennedy). \n \nShe is survived by her six \nchildren, fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two \ngreat-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and \nnephews. Patricia was steadfast, living her life \nwith humility and grace. We will miss her love, her \nlaughter, her joy, and of course her apple \ndumplings. She made the best apple dumplings\n\nFriends will be received at Thompson - Miller \nFuneral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, \nPA on Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.\n\nFuneral services will be held on Saturday, July 3, \n2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, \nInc. \n\nBurial will take place in Greenlawn Burial Estates.