As an OU alumna, I just received "Ohio Today", the alumni magazine. I cannot tell you how shocked I was to see Dr. Weitsman's memorial in the magazine. I could not comprehend it at first. She was my favorite professor and we shared many conversations outside of the classroom that will always last with me. I am very sad we lost touch in the past few years and cannot express enough how deeply sad I am to hear of this news. My heart truly goes to all of her family. At the same time, it is clear she lived 100 years worth of life into her much too short 49 years with us. Anyone who knew her was blessed and I am grateful to have had her as such a positive and wonderful influence in my life.
We will miss her so much. She was an amazing sister.
Patty was a great scholar, teacher and colleague. A first-rate mind and an even better person.
So very, very sad to hear the news. I remember Patty from when we were kids and she lived around the corner from us, and have always been sorry that we did not hang out more. She accomplished so much during her short life and had so much to contribute. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and may the wonderful memories serve as a source of comfort for years to come.
We are very sorry for your loss.
-Breanna Smitley and family