I normally express my feelings of loss silently as I am not very good at expressing the loss of family, friends and coworkers in words; however, it is important to me that I relate the fact of how very fortunate I am to have known and worked with Pat.
As coworkers, sitting in neighboring work stations, Pat and I had many interesting conversations. Our discussions revolved around a whole host of topics. Pat was a wealth of information and knew a little bit about a lot of things, due, in part, to her love of reading.
Pat always had a smile on her face and always offered kind words about everybody. Pat and I would spend much of our work day bantering back and forth between our work stations and, in jest, Pat always made it abundantly clear how quiet it when I was away from my desk.
I am fortunate to have known Pat and I will never forget her.
Rest in Peace!