Patricia Ann (Price Wolosyn) Tollari, 49, was welcomed into the arms of her loved ones in Heaven last night after passing away peacefully surrounded by her family at the Allegheny Health Network in Wexford. Patty fought bravely against cancer for nearly a decade. She leaves behind her husband of 22 years, Anthony Tollari Jr., parents Edward & Cledith Price (all of Ellwood City), father-and mother-in-law Jim (Cassy) Tollari (Clintonville, PA); sons Brady Price (Courtney Lucy), Jordan Wolosyn (Katie), and Anthony Tollari III and daughter Shelly Marie Price & her fiancé John Rader, all of Ellwood City. Also surviving are her four grandchildren Emilia & Asher Edward Price, and Aiden & Addisyn Wolosyn. Nothing made Patty happier than being their grandmother, playing with them, and sharing their first holidays with them at her house. Also surviving are many other aunts, uncles, cousins, countless friends, and her beloved dog Rocco.
Patty was preceded in death by her younger brother Edward Eugene Price III; first husband Richard Wolosyn; Uncle John Clyde; Uncle Gregory (Tina) Clyde & their son Michael. Also preceding in death were her grandparents Edward Eugene “Dink” & Delores Price; Raymond Smith (Annamarie) & Patricia Clyde; and great-grand parents John O. and Winifred Clyde, all of whom Patty was very fond of. Patty was preceded in death by cousins Belinda Main, Christina Clyde, Brenda Main, Autumn Magill, and Beverly (Main) Verone and childhood best friend Kelly (Nicklas) Alters, all of whom also died from cancer. Another cousin, Brian Wiley preceded her in death as well.
Patty graduated from Riverside High School where she was a majorette. After forming her family, Patty enjoyed being a football and baseball mom, traveling with her parents Cledith & Ed to watch her son’s games and cheer from the stands. A definite highlight was her youngest son Anthony being named MVP at Cooperstown. Most recently, she enjoyed watching him work as “Coach Anthony” for the Riverside Varsity Baseball Team and seeing them win the WPIAL & State Championships this year. She was very proud of all her kids and loved watching Shelly cheerleading at Riverside.
Patty liked attending concerts, festivals, bonfires, benefits, motor cross races, camping, riding on the Harley with her husband and traveling. She recently went to Hawaii with friends where she discovered that she loved surfing. Then she was off to Atlantic City & Miami with another friend she cruised around on a segway. Patty had been to Florida many times and took a trip with her daughter Shelly a couple of years ago where they rented a convertible Mustang and rode horses in the ocean. Earlier this year she was thrilled that her husband Tony rented an RV to take her and her friends around the city to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Most recently, Patty spent several months back and forth in Puerto Rico with her cousin Bronya Clyde and niece Grigi Torres Alvarez where she went ziplining 1,400 ft above the ground on the longest zipline in the Western hemisphere, dove into the ocean at night to see the bioluminescent bay in La Parguera, hiked the El Yunque Rainforest, swam in crystal clear pools at the end of waterfalls, rode her jetski faster than anyone else in the group and made many friends on the island.
She was also content just hanging out with family & friends. Patty was a kind and free spirit who touched the lives of everyone she met. She will always be remembered as the person who was never afraid to get out there and dance.
The family would like to thank Shelly Mullins for the care she gave to Patty in her last weeks.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 29th, 2023 from 5:00 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 6:00 pm at the Lillyville Church of God with Pastor Dennis Arndt officiating. the funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc..