Patricia Scataloni

Jan 28, 2005
Buffalo News

Patricia R. Scatoloni, whose longtime dream was to join the Peace Corps, died Jan. 1 after a brief illness, while serving in the Peace Corps in Macedonia. She was 74.

A native of Buffalo, the former Patricia Devine graduated from Bennett High School and Buffalo State College. She also earned a master's degree from California State University-Domingues Hills.

For many years, she taught kindergarten and first grade in White Plains schools, Los Angeles Unified School District and Pasadena (Calif.) City Schools. She joined the Peace Corps last year and was assigned to teach English to Macedonian children.

A niece, Betsy DiVita of Clarence, described her aunt as a "fun- loving, adventure-seeking young 74-year-old."

Although she left Buffalo in the 1950s, Mrs. Scatoloni maintained an active social circle in the Buffalo area and spent summers at Chautauqua Institution and the Lake Erie shore.

Survivors include two sons, Michael of Charlotte, N.C., and Frank Jay of Torrance, Calif.; a daughter, Barbara Forsythe of San Pedro, Calif.; a brother, Hugh J. Devine of Plainsboro, N.J.; and a sister, Joan Walter of Sandusky, Ohio.

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One Response to Patricia Scataloni

  1. Joan Bertossi Wolford says:

    I’m just shocked to find that Pat has died. I last heard from her just before she left for her Peace Corps training and she had promised to stay in touch. Now I know why. Guess her kids didn’t know how to notify me.

    God bless Pat for being such a good person. I enjoyed her very much.

    Joan Bertossi Wolford