Obituary of Patricia Ann Rapp
WESTERLO – RAPP, Patricia "Pat" Ann Overbaugh, 81, went to be with her Lord on March 10, 2019.
She was born on November 18, 1937 in Schenectady, daughter of the late Clarence Overbaugh and Evelyn(Edward) Rowe. She graduated from RCS in 1955. She married the love of her life, Richard Rapp, on June 2, 1957. Together they started their life in Westerlo, NY raising two daughters.
While starting as a homemaker, she went on to be a successful businesswoman. She started with many corporate careers and later became Regional Manager and Vice President with Artex/Tri-Chem which offered her the opportunity to travel throughout the States accompanied by her family. Leadership came naturally to Pat, she was the leader of local Girl Scout troops for many years, quadrupling the amount of troops in the Hilltowns as her tenure as leader. She instilled in her troops the importance of care and compassion towards the community. Pat went on to acquire the Thank Badge, a prestigious Girl Scout award.
Pat was then able to combine her worlds when she entered the tourist industry, later running her own business. In her years of business, she had the opportunity to bring family and friends to various parts of the World creating memories that all will cherish a lifetime. Pat and her husband traveled to all 50 states and other countries, including Westerlo, Belgium, where friendships still remain active today.
Pat's faith and love of the Lord was very present at the South Berne Congregational Christian Church where she held many positions. Most dearest to her heart was bringing the youth to Christ, which she did for several years.
Pat is survived by her husband of almost 62 years Richard (Dick) Rapp, Daughters Debora (Brian) Stalker, Susan (Larry) Ragone, Grandchildren Larry (Kelly) Ragone, David (Kristen) Stalker and Amanda (Brandon) Quick and Four great grandchildren, Shane, Emily, Shea and Brayden. Sister Shirley (Orville) Boehlke, and brother Raymond (Patricia) Overbaugh, brother-in-law Robert (Rachel) Rapp, also many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
Pre deceased by her parents, step father, in-laws Herman and Ethel Rapp and sister Roberta (Reid) Northrup.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 from 4-7p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main Street, Altamont, NY. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March16, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the South Berne Congregational Christian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to South Berne Congregational Christian Church.