- 51 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 19, 1965
- Date of passing: Oct 12, 2016
|"The soul exceeds its circumstances." — Czeslaw Milosz|
Born in 1965 in Dallas to Joseph and Elizabeth Scheiern, Patty moved to many places, living at times in a tipi and a log cabin. Throughout her life Patty wore different badges: spelling bee champion, egghead, bookworm, pop culture maven, Stanford and U of Chicago alum, cancer survivor, pool-hustler, skydiver, museum fiend, Cubs fan, and dear friend. Patty's deepest relationships were with those who could keep up with her great joy in the life of the mind. Her fascinations included all forms of literature, architecture, the grotesque, cats, heavy metal and funk. She leaves siblings Katherine, Carol and David, husband Scott, and scads of family and friends, including Lisa, Tara, Hilary and Tom. She was pre-deceased by her parents and brother Joe.
"Well, you missed a really good Cubs game last night. Even I will likely buy a Cubs hat (coming from the South Side). All joking aside, you were a joy to work with. Doing what you did, taking the risks you did, all in the pursuit of what could really be "the next cool thing", is not an easy path. It is under-appreciated, rocky, and hard to derive satisfaction from. There is nothing easy about it. You always did it with class, and pushed all the rest of us to follow. It wasn't always comfortable for us, but we did, and you made a difference in the quality of life of thousands, brought lots of money to the bottom line, and simply and purely "changed the status quo". That is a hard path, but not one that was unnoticed. You are missed."
"So sorry for the loss. Patty was a wonderful person and it was an honor knowing and working with her"
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