Patsy Louis Mitlo has been greeted in heaven by his son Patrick Mitlo. He was born on April 29, 1931 in Rankin, PA to Mary née Parella and John Mitlo. His passion was the drums; he picked up the sticks in high school and never wanted to stop. He went to the Army after high school and joined the band, and worked his way up to be the band leader of his division of the Army. “Whoever wanted to play drums in Korea had to go through me!”, he used to say. He was very proud of the band he conducted and helped play with in the Army. After his four years with the Army, he went on to play in a jazz band called The Cavaliers. They had a great time playing all around the Pittsburgh area to dance halls, jazz clubs, lounges, night clubs- anywhere they could. He met his late wife, June Mitlo née Smith after the Army, they settled in North Huntingdon, PA, and then started a family. He went on to have a long, loving and happy life- playing golf, having children, grandchildren, and playing those drums until he was 89 years old in jazz clubs. He leaves behind two sons, John Mitlo and Randy Mitlo; three grandchildren, Autumn Mitlo, Rebecca Mitlo, and Randy Mitlo. He also leaves behind a great many more loving family members and friends. Family and friends will be received Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Per CDC guidelines masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Blessing service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery. www.jobefuneralhome.com.
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