June 16, 1953 - December 10, 2019 Resident of Los Altos Patricia Ellen Chovanec was born in 1953 in Oakland California. No one could pronounce her last name correctly so in 1975 she married Thomas Edward Chay and traded it for another last name that no one could pronounce correctly. Pat had several phases in her career, but her favorite was the many years she spent as a librarian for the Mountain View Los Altos school District. Her health forced her to resign from that job in 2011, Otherwise she probably would have still been doing it last month When you think of Pat you think of sewing. Teaching sewing classes, teaching her grandchildren to sew, making clothes, quilting, embroidering, shirts for many, but with matching underwear only for her husband Tom.