- Published on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 06:00
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier
1/27/24 - 7/10/11
It is with deep sadness and gratitude that we bid “adieu” to our “Patsy”, who possessed the warmest smile, biggest heart, and kindest disposition.
Pat was born in Chicago, attended Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio and graduated from the University of Illinois at Champagne with a BA in Economics. She became a social worker who worked with families of WWII soldiers through the Red Cross in Philadelphia.
She moved to Los Altos, where she became a dedicated wife, mother, and homemaker for the next 55 years. At the same time, Pat was a tireless advocate for the developmentally disabled who greatly enhanced the lives of so many.
Pat loved to cook, sing, study French, play bridge, and cheer on the Giants. She was a talented letter-writer who loved to correspond.
Pat had a keen sense of humor which is sorely missed.
She leaves behind her husband, John, of 65 years, her three daughters, Nancy, Christine, and Elizabeth, and two granddaughters, Libby and Hanna, as well as many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the group homes for adults with developmental disabilities that Pat helped create; Clear Creek Services, Inc., 35537 Niles Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536.