Patti C. Isaacs
Patti C. Isaacs, age 63, of Newark, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
The daughter of June and Bill Cummings, Patti was born in Greensboro, NC and raised in Atlanta, GA. She later moved with her family to Wilmington, DE, and graduated from Brandywine High School in 1968. Patti returned to North Carolina to study Early Childhood Education at UNC-Greensboro, graduating in 1972. She later received her Master's degree in Education in 2001 from Coppin State University.
A lifelong kindergarten teacher, she taught at several local schools including Delaware Preschool, Independence School, Newark Day Nursery and Douglass Elementary before completing a more than 20 year career in the Colonial School District at the Delaware City, Commodore McDonough and Southern Elementary Schools. Patti was a member of the Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, a sorority of women educators, serving most recently as chapter vice-president. Her passion for teaching young children and mentoring those who taught was obvious to all who knew and loved her.
Retiring in 2009, Patti enjoyed volunteering at Bunker Hill Elementary School and playing bridge.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Tim, her daughters, Meredith Isaacs and Lindsay Konrad, son-in-law, Joe and her beloved grandson, Joseph.
The family would like to thank the caring and supportive staff of the Helen Graham Cancer Center and Dr. Jamal Misleh and his extraordinary team. Special thanks go to Nurse Practitioner Jodie Delesio. The family also cherishes the many cards, letters, thoughts, prayers, love and support of her friends and loved ones which lifted Patti's spirits throughout her illness.
A memorial service in celebration of Patti's life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Beeson Funeral Home of Newark, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE at 11:00 am, with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 2701 Olgetown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 or the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A St., Wilmington, DE 19801.
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