Patricia MyersMay 21, 1946 ~ May 16, 2016 (age 69)
Patricia Felice was born to William McKinley and Felice Sinclair Myers on May 21, 1946. She was lovingly nicknamed “Patsy” by her family and “Pat” by some of her friends.
Patsy attended New York City Public School 186, JHS 43, Washington Irving High School. She continued her education by completing course work at Bronx Community College, and Fordham University. Patricia loved to work and she was committed to every task she took on. Her free spirit made the conscious decision not to stay for extended periods of time in any one position. Just like her father, she varied her experiences. When it was time to go, she had no fear of switching jobs at the drop of a hat to embark upon a new journey. She would hold numerous positions throughout the New York and New Jersey areas, such as: an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Medicine and Executive Secretary for the Department of Oncology at the Moses Division of the Montefiore Medical Center; Executive Secretary for both Albert Einstein’s Department of Radiology and the Child Advocacy Center. Patsy took charge of organizing and scheduling the various functions, activities, meetings, conferences and travel for medical staff, residents and interns. After a host of time working in the medical community, she spent time working in the insurance arena where she analyzed, processed and coded claims. Finally, she contracted herself out to numerous Temporary Agencies as an Independent Contractor. The work Patsy chose complemented her character. She was hardworking, dependable and one who could build rapport with people; she was serious but a fun loving sister, aunt, cousin and friend who could bring a smile or laugh to all.
Patsy led a pleasing and well-rounded life. She loved her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She packed hoagie sandwiches and other goodies for them when they couldn’t do it for themselves. She took them to the park, Coney Island, and the Pier, not because she had to but because she wanted to. Delicious meals was her specialty. She loved cooking with fresh garlic and other herbs. Even though she was snatched from our lives, she will live forever in our hearts and throughout numerous hilarious stories. She often shared her many entertaining experiences and “make a long story short” dialogues that either kept you intrigued, full of laughter or both. She talked about leaving New York, buying another car and moving to California. Everyone with whom she shared this knew that she was just talking.
Patsy was content to live in the Bronx with her two dogs, Rusty and Tiny; then her new beloved dog, Bambi. She liked to bike ride, bowl, and listen to gospel as well as classical music. She would attend a concert at Lincoln Center from time to time and she enjoyed watching tennis matches on television.
Left to cherish her fond memories are: her two sisters, Winifred (Jerome) Jackson, of New York, Jean Myers, of Irvington, NJ; two brothers, William Myers of Albany, NY, James Myers of Yonkers, NY; two nieces, Keesha Topping of Greensboro, NC, Tanya (Kevin) Garcia of Florida, NY; four nephews, Joseph Wigfall of Comstock, New York, Japhonza (Glory) Topping of Irvington, NJ, Deroux Topping of Greensboro, NC, Jamel Terry of Delaware; four grand-nieces, Brittany Whitfield (Robert Morrison, II) of Brooklyn, NY, Katrina Gamble of New York, Winter Garcia of Florida, NY, Treasure Topping from Greensboro, NC; four grand nephews, Ronald Bowser, Jr. from Greensboro, NC, Justin Perry from Greensboro, NC, Memphis Garcia and Phoenix Garcia of Florida, NY; Cousins: Rev. Deacon Lillian Juanita Davis (Herman) Wilson of Williamsville, NY, Doris (Melvin) Parker of Chestnut Ridge, NY, Robert Roach, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, Walter Gray of Charlotte, NC, Talmadge (Monique) Cook, Jr. of Stone Mountain, GA, Crystal Cook (Michael Warren) of Washington, D.C., Gilda Bain Pew of Baltimore, MD, Robert Gray, Jr. of Bronx, NY, Flora (Dwight) Sawyer, Marie (Terrence) Smith, Sidney (Shanti) Sands, Clarice Granger, Hugh (June) Sands, Stanley Sinclair, Stephanie Sinclair, Ida Mae Sinclair, Robert (Eleanor) Elliott and a host of other cousins, family and friends from New York, New Jersey, Canada, and Nassau, Bahamas.