STRAPLE - Patrick J., 83, of Nanty Glo, entered Eternal life September 18, 2021 at home. Born April 3, 1938 in Nanty Glo, son of the late William and Marie (Ford) Straple. Preceded in death by brothers, Thomas, William, Leonard, Charles, Albert, and infant brothers, James and Frederick. Survived by wife, Mary Lou (Evanicsko) Straple of 55 years. Pat was a devoted parishioner of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, Nanty Glo, where he was a member of the Men’s Club, Greek Catholic Union, and the Parish Advisory Council. Retired State Police Corporal, with 35 years of service. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Nanty Glo, where Parastas will be sung that evening. Brief service at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church , the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Oravetz, celebrant. Committal to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Nanty Glo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nicholas Byzantine Church in Pat’s memory.