Emch, Patricia "Patti" (Nee Powell ) Died peacefully on May 30, 2014, at the age of 88. Resident of Eastcastle Place. Beloved wife for 56 years of Harold "Hal" Emch, Jr. Loving mother of Peter (Merope) Emch and Betsy (Scott) Cornwell. Proud grandmother of Kyle and Jake Emch and Taylor and Madison Cornwell. Further survived by other relatives and good friends. Patti was a 1943 graduate of Shorewood High School. She continued her education at The University of Wisconsin
, Madison, earning a BA and actively participating in the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Patti went on to earn a graduate degree in Library Science. She spent many years as a Librarian at the Charles Allis Art Library and the University School of Milwaukee, specializing in children's books. Patti was a master bridge player who also enjoyed reading, genealogy, crossword puzzles, volunteer work, and traveling throughout the world. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Patti will be deeply missed by her family and all whose lives she touched. Family will greet friends at a reception on Saturday, June 7, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Eastcastle Place, 2505 East Bradford Avenue, Milwaukee. Interment at Valhalla Cemetery will be private for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Patti's name may be made to the University School of Milwaukee, 2100 W. Fairy Chasm Road, Milwaukee, 53217 or The University of Wisconsin Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278 or the Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706 or The Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 .