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Patricia Corwin

January 19, 1926 — June 29, 2015

Patricia Corwin

CORWIN, Patricia G.,age 89 of Tampa died Monday, June 29, 2015. A native of St. Louis, MO, she came to Tampa from New Jersey in 1972. Pat served as a volunteer for the Gasparilla Art Festival for almost three decades, a docent of the Tampa Museum of Art for 25 years, volunteer coordinator of the Spring, a board member of various local theater companies, and a volunteer with the Women's Survival Center in its early years. She was a member of many other organizations supporting the arts and civic life. Pat was a supporter of women-owned businesses, a defender of the defenseless, a tenacious tender of orchids, a wise counsel to relatives and breast cancer patients, a cyclist and believer in physical fitness, a life-long learner, and a mother who didn't hesitate to visit her children behind the Iron Curtain and in Pakistan, Kosovo, and Colombia, and on Capitol Hill. Until the end, she enjoyed trying new foods and new authors. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Edward (Ted) Corwin. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas Corwin and Carol Cichowski, of Bethesda, MD; her son Lawrence and his spouse, Kevin Boxx, of Tampa; her daughter Elizabeth of Tampa; her granddaughter Sarah Corwin of Seattle, WA, and her step-granddaughter Sophia Kiose of Athens, Greece. Pat received her B.A. from Connecticut College and her M.A. from the University of South Florida. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, 4:30 PM at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 West Swann Avenue, Tampa. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to Congregation Schaarai Zedek, the Florida Orchestra, the educational programs at the Tampa Museum, or LifePath Hospice. A life-long avid reader, Pat would also ask that you remember your independent local booksellers.


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