Patricia Finder-Stone participating in oral history project, 2015

Campus mourns loss of distinguished alumna Patricia Finder-Stone

Patricia Finder-Stone

Patricia Finder-Stone

UW-Green Bay learned today of the loss of Patricia Finder-Stone ’73 (Human Biology). She passed on Tuesday, June 10, after a brief illness. She was 90. She was named one of the University’s most Distinguished Alumni in 2010, an honor she cherished, and could often be found attending UW-Green Bay events. She was briefly employed as a psychiatric nurse at Cook County Hospital in Chicago but subsequently decided, with the Korean War in progress, to join the United States Air Force. She returned to school to become an honors graduate of both UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison (Master’s degree in Education/Bioethics). She received a National Endowment for the Humanities award for Interdisciplinary Ethics Study at Marquette University and contributed chapters to its ethics publications. She worked tirelessly on behalf of a number of local organizations. Visitation begins at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 15 at Xavier Catholic in De Pere. Full military honors will conclude the service.  She will be buried at a later date Veterans Cemetery in King, Wis. Her obituary reads, “In memory of Pat, get active in the community, vote regularly, smile often, listen to your kids, work toward compromise, protect our environment, forgive mistakes, hug each other, and love a lot.”

Patricia Finder-Stone

Finder-Stone participating in a veterans oral history project, fall 2015.