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Dr. Patricia G. Humbertson


1938 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
HENDERSONVILLE- Patricia G. Humbertson, PhD, died Sunday, April 21, in Hendersonvile, N.C. after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 11, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Ralph G. and Louella Humbertson.
She graduated from Etna High School in 1956 and served in the U.S Navy from 1956 to 1960.
She received her PhD in geography from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973.
Dr. Humbertson was a professor of geography at Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio., from 1978 to 1999, and served as chairperson of the geography department from 1982 to 1988. She retired in 1999 and moved to North Carolina.
She was a passionate educator; devoted daughter, sister, and aunt; and loyal friend.
She is survived by her brothers, Ralph J. Humbertson and Donald H. Humbertson, three nieces and two nephews.
No services are planned at this time.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Apr. 25, 2013
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