PATRICIA MEILMAN

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MEILMAN--Patricia Patricia Meilman, of New York City and Red Hook, New York, passed away on October 13, 2012 at age 65. Pat is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Roy Meilman, and their children, Jeremy and Derek Meilman, by her daughters-in-law, Nicola Atherstone and Zeynep Kudatgobilik, and by her grandchildren, Holden, Jasper, Leila and Liam Meilman. She will be missed by countless other family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues, including her sister Geraldine Budd and her brother Ted Mahnken. Pat, who received a PhD in Art History from Columbia University, was a scholar of Venetian Renaissance art. As a Fulbright grant recipient, she spent two years in Florence, Italy conducting research and fearlessly raising two children overseas. Her book "Titian and the Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice" was published by Cambridge University Press in 2000; she then edited "The Cambridge Companion to Titian" in 2004. Pat published numerous articles in her field, spoke often at professional conferences, and was a gifted university teacher. A memorial will be held at The University Club in New York City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Park Conservancy, 14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022, earmarked for the Playground Partners (who maintain the playgrounds in Central Park where Pat loved to take her grandchildren).

Published in The New York Times on Oct. 21, 2012