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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Mihalas, Patricia




Patricia “Pat” (Argyros) Mihalas , 96 a lifelong Oakmont resident passed away on Sunday, July 2, 2017. Beloved Daughter of the late Gregory and Paraskavia (Miller) Argyros. Loving Mother of Dr. Phyllis J. Mihalas. Sister of the late Mary Axarlis, Alex and Chris Argyros. Aunt of Parry Kokalis, Connie Schmitt, Greer Argyros Mulholland, Alexis Argyros, Dr. Gregory Argyros, Christine Argyros Seibert, and Joe Argyros. She is also survived by 9 great nieces and nephews. Pat was a music teacher, giving private lessons in piano, clarinet, and saxophone to many in the area. During World War II, she traveled around the area performing in an all female band called Flora and her Bells of Rhythm, and also performed with Artie Shaw and his band, locally at the Willows. She actively sold real estate until she was 87, almost exclusively in the Oakmont area. Although she had many interests in her life, her most important interests were music, education, and her daughter Phyllis. Pat quietly touched the hearts and lives of many, always being ahead of her time,she was a good captain who fought in the tempest of life, and always won. Friends and relatives will be received on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont where a Trisagion service will be held in the funeral home at 4 p.m. Additional visitation on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of 11 a.m. funeral service in the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church. Donations may be made in her name to the Patricia Argyros Mihalas Scholarship Fund, c/o Ladies Philoptochos Society, 12 Washington Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139.