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Patricia Gayle York, 75

Born Sunday, November 25, 1945

Died Thursday, April 1, 2021

Patricia Gayle Strate York was born November 25, 1945, in Shattuck, Oklahoma to Kenneth Francis Strate, Sr. and Carman Glueck. Patricia transitioned from this life to her heavenly home on April 1, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Patricia, (Pat or Patsy as she was called by friends and family) owned and operated Gaddy’s Pizza in Ft. Gibson until she retired. Many in the Ft. Gibson/Muskogee area remember Ms. Pat and her pizza shop with great fondness. She enjoyed pottery and often made beautiful pottery to give as gifts to her special people. She loved Jesus and loved to talk about the Word and the comfort it gave her. Her greatest joy in life was being Mother to her two boys, Stephen and David.

Patricia is survived by her two sons; Stephen Johnson and spouse Marla, and David Johnson, as well as six grandchildren: Dara, Sarah, Chelbi, Rachael, Nick, and Luke; one great grandson, Candon; her sister Linda Skaggs of Arizona; brothers Jack Glueck of California and Robert Glueck of South Korea, many nieces and nephews and friends.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Kenneth Strate, Jr., and her beloved husband, William York.

A celebration of Patricia's life will be family conducted at 11am, Monday, April 12, 2021 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Cremation services provided by Cornerstone Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory