Date of Birth April 29, 1958
Date Deceased November 25, 2023
Hometown Prattsburgh
Home State N.Y.


Patricia B. Novitskey

 PRATTSBURGH – A wonderful wife, sister, and friend, Patti passed away on Saturday (Nov. 25, 2023) at the age of 65.

She was an avid gardener, loved nature, and enjoyed hosting family and friends.

Patti was predeceased by Mike, her beloved husband of 33 years; her loving Aunt Grace and Uncle Gib Alexander; and her parents.

Patti is survived by her sisters, Darlene Sauerhafer, Marilyn (Edward) Powderly, Kathleen (Richard) Aiello; sister-in-law, Nancy (Patrick) Matroniano; cousin, Janie Northrop; dear friends, Charlene and Gary Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Those wishing may make a donation to the Prattsburgh Fire Dept., the Prattsburgh Ambulance, or the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY.

The Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home, 35 Main St., HAMMONDSPORT is honored to assist Patti’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Patti are welcome on the Facebook page of Bishop-Johnson & DeSanto Funeral Home or at



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8 Responses

  1. I’m surprised and saddened to read of Patti’s passing. I literally sat next to her in first grade at 23 School in Rochester. I remember being impressed with her at the time. I had many classes with her in grammar school and some classes in high school. I’m glad I had a chance to have a long conversation with her on the phone in early 2021. I remember thinking at the time that she was still the same class act that I first met nearly 60 years earlier. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends.

    1. Bill,
      Your words mean so much. Thank you for sharing. Patti was a wonderful sister, and friend. I’m so glad you had contact with her recently. Her passing has been a devastating loss, but like you, we have wonderful memories of her.
      Kind regards,

  2. Patti was very special to my grandmother Grace. She was also always so sweet to my brothers and I. Her and Mike will be missed.

  3. Mike,

    Thanks so much for leaving this remembrance. She was so sweet, a wonderful sister and friend, and I will miss her hilarious sense of humor.


  4. Pat was a wonderful friend/work-friend! We met at SCCMHC where we both worked for several yrs. She was loved by all, especially the clinicians. Always willing to do extra for us. And, as much as she could, to help us carry our load. She was a blast to work with! Keeping the atmosphere lite with her humor and laughter! Always professional and a calming first contact with those we served in our community and county. I/we were shocked to hear of her death. What a great loss for us all.

    1. Thank you, Chris. It means so much to hear from you. Pat made everything relaxed and fun, and I appreciate you sharing her impact at work.

      Katie (her sister)

  5. I have not seen Patti since a year or two after graduation. I was very saddened to hear of her passing. Like Bill, I remember her very fondly all the way back to 6th grade with Mr. Barnett’s class. It was a wonderful time and I have very fond memories of her from that year and on into secondary school at Monroe High. She was a sweet, lovely, person. I regret that I hadn’t seen her since that long past time. I am certain that she brought that same endearing joy that all who crossed her path. Her external and inner beauty will forever endure.

    Richard Shrout

    1. Richard,

      Thank you for remembering Patti. She really is quite unforgettable! It is so nice to hear from friends who remember what a wonderful person she was throughout school. You are so kind to write.


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