Victoria Bradford Witte

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Witte, Victoria Bradford passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, August 8, 2018, with her husband of 56 years Dr. Patrick H. Witte ever at her side. She was born in Cambridge, MA to Mark W. and Matilda Frantz Bradford. Vicky earned degrees from Wellesley College, The University of Michigan, and Washington University. She became Associate Dean of the Libraries at Washington University, where she was integral in the redevelopment of the Olin Library. She was active in the Webster-Rockhill Ministries and the League of Women Voters, after retiring from Washington University she tutored students in reading and was a popular course facilitator at the Lifelong Learning Institute. A love for travel since college, she enjoyed many trips with family and friends to Alaska, across Canada, Central America, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand. A long-standing member of St. Louis Public Radio and KETC, the St. Louis Symphony and the Opera Theater of St. Louis, she was an avid supporter of the many St. Louis museums, she had a special love for the Missouri Botanical Garden where she was fond of the Japanese Garden. She is survived by her husband, Patrick, and children Mark P. Witte, PhD (Megan McCarville, MD) of Evanston, IL, Eric B. Witte, JD (Michelle) of Woodbury, MN, Bruce H. Witte, MD of Clayton, MO, and Margaret (Gretchen) Anderson (Greg) of Lawrence, KS. Loving grandmother of Hannah, Elizabeth, Katherine, Eleanor, Vivian, Josephine, and Louisa. Dear friend to many, she will be greatly missed. She has bequeathed her body to the Washington University School of Medicine to further research into Parkinson's Disease. There will be a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the League of Women Voters or the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 12, 2018