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Obituary for Patricia Magley Albright
Patricia Jean (Costello) Magley-Albright was born March 11, 1935, in Patton, PA, the daughter of Josephine and Ralph Costello. Pat became the first of her family to graduate college obtaining her Bachelor of Nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She settled in Ebensburg, PA with Dr. Robert C. Magley and had 4 children, Scott, Karen, Ellen and Stephen. Pat embarked on her career in Emergency Medical Services with a pioneering spirit that was second to none. She was dedicated to serving her community and Region as an EMT, Paramedic and PHRN with Ebensburg Area Ambulance Association and with Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital where she was the Pre- Hospital Manager for twenty plus years and was instrumental in developing and managing the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that to this day continues to provide the exceptional level of care that she demanded. She was an integral part of the Conemaugh Life Flight program as a Flight Nurse and then its integration into the Conemaugh MedStar program of today. She served throughout the region and state as an educator, and on various boards, but her influence will be most remembered for the lives and careers she influenced in health care through her tough but always steadfast belief in “be the best you can be”. In 2013 Pat married her high school sweetheart Bill Albright and moved to Jackson, Mi where she settled with the same flair for life enjoying the local customs and people. To Pat, a singer, instrumentalist, choir and bell choir director music was a passion. Music, she felt, connected us all. She infused classical music from the radio and the baby grand piano in her home into the lives of her children and grandchildren. Her involvement in the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church as the choir and bell choir director for nearly 50 years had her again influencing the people with whom she shared her faith, as well as the countless numbers she entertained at local events. A fierce love of family and a desire to help those around her fueled Pat’s life. Pat baked pies and bread from recipes her grandmother and mother perfected on wood –burning stoves. She loved to garden and cook and prided herself on never entertaining with a dish previously made. She is preceded in death by her daughter Karen and her parents. She is survived by her husband, and her children Scott (Sandy), Ellen (David), and Stephen (Betsy), grandchildren Samuel (Rachel), Douglas (Summer), Jenelle (Adam), Mackenzie (Mario), Max, Micah, Marcus, Lyra, Benjamin, Jacob, David (Madeline), Daniel (Stacy), Nathan, Zoe, Aiden and great grandchildren Landon, Madison, Landon, Leann, and Nolan, and Bill’s children Matthew (Julie) and Michael and grandchildren Andrew and Katie. Memorial services will take place August 7 at 11 a.m. in Jackson, Mi at the First Presbyterian church and August 14 at 11 a.m. at the Ebensburg Presbyterian Church. The family is collecting memories of Pat’s life at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to pawswithacause.org.