Cline-Drakulic , Patricia A. 75
Patricia Ann Cline-Drakulic, 75, of Ligonier, died Friday, July 23, 2010, in her home in the ABC Motel in Ligonier. She was born July 15, 1935, in Jeannette, the daughter of the late Milton and Melverna Cline. Patty was the proprietor of the ABC Motel along Route 30 East in Ligonier for 55 years. Patty helped serve people traveling through the Ligonier Valley by providing accommodations and a warm smile to many travelers. She graduated from Jeanette High School and Seton Hill College with a Bachelor of Science degree in history. Patty was a warm, happy, friendly and outgoing person and was willing to help anyone. In the late 1950s, her parents were involved in a serious automobile accident at the road entrance to the motel. After the accident, her parents died and then she began running the motel. Patty married a former customer, Milan Drakulic, in 2004. She met him while he was working for Westinghouse Electric as a chauffer driving VIPs for the company in the 1950s. Patty is also survived by several cousins and other family members around the area and country. Family and friends will be received from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. John the Baptist Orthodox Catholic Church, Wilpen Road, Ligonier Township. A funeral Liturgy will follow at 11 a.m. in the church with Father Tony Joseph officiating. Interment will follow in Jeannette Memorial Park, Penn Township. The JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (Route 130), Trafford, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family requests no flowers, and memorials may be made to Ligonier Valley Association of Churches to help needy families. Visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com to send condolences or sign Patty's guestbook online.