August 23, 2014

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Maurice Patrick "Pat" Crotty, 90

Maurice Patrick "Pat" Crotty, 90, of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Falmouth, passed away on February 15, 2014, after a series of illnesses.

He was born in Falmouth on June 9, 1924 to the late Thomas R. and Mary Hayes Crotty. Pat graduated from Falmouth High School in 1942 and earned a bachelor's degree (1950) and later a master's  in business administration from Xavier University, Ohio. He and his three brothers served in WWII and Pat worked for Newport Steele, IBM and Textron among other organizations and retired in 1986 from his position as vice-president for labor relations with Rockwell International Corporation. During his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his family at his farm in Kentucky and winters in Florida with wife, Helen. He did volunteer service in prison ministry and nursing homes. He and Helen were also benefactors of Our Savior Church Catholic Parish, Covington. He was a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers fan and he will be remembered as a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was wife, Helen VonLehmen Crotty; brothers, Thomas, Joseph and William; and sister, Mary Jean Schmidt.

Surviving are daughters, Colleen Mary (Paul) Brennan of Carlisle, Mass., Mary Therese (Anurag) Sharma of Amherst, Mass., Elizabeth Anne Crotty of Charlottesville, Va., and Sr. Sarah Bernadette Crotty, CSJ of Pittsburgh Pa.; son, Thomas (Patricia) Joseph Crotty of Reading, Pa.; sisters, Colette Daugherty of Ft. Mitchell and Julie Landry of Arlington, Texas; grandchildren, Thomas, Patrick and Catherine Brennan, Daniel and Anna Crotty and Helen and Monika Sharma of Amherst, Mass.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at 1-2 p.m., on Saturday February 22, 2014, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 202 W. Second Street, Falmouth, with the funeral Mass of Christian Burial immediately following at 2 p.m. His good friend, Fr. Louis Dickmann, will preside.

Interment will take place at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Falmouth.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Woodhead Funeral Home of Falmouth and online condolences may be sent to the family at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Our Savior Catholic Parish, c/o Sr. Janet Bucher, CDP, 246 E. 10th Street, Covington, KY 41011. The family wishes to give special thanks to the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital staff, Dr. Asher Tulsky, Guardian Angels, Vincentian Home, Woodhead Funeral Home and St. Frances Xavier Parish.