Patricia A. Updegraff, 66

Patricia “Pat” A. Updegraff, 66, of 2828 Southwick Dr., Lancaster, PA  passed away at her residence on Thursday, May 1, 2008.

Pat was the wife of Robert W. Updegraff, with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage this past October 4th. Born in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Hugh and Dolores Moore Quinn.

A talented and gifted artist, Pat created works in paint and sketched with pencil, having at one time, a studio at the Mulberry Street Art Studio in Lancaster. She also passed on her love of art to others through instruction.

She was an all-around sports fan, being a fanatical baseball fan, with her favorite teams being the Phillies, Orioles, and Cubs. She also enjoyed watching cooking shows on television.

In addition to her husband, Pat is survived by her 2 sons: Robert W. Updegraff II,  husband of Michele of Maytown, and Jeffrey M. Updegraff of Lancaster; 2 grandchildren: Connor and Brynn ;her brother, Dennis married to Dede Quinn of Bonita, CA and her twin sister Mary Ann Deiter of Pennsauken, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Pat’s name to the American Lung Assn., 101 Good Dr., Suite 1, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Arrangements by the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Chapel, Lititz, PA 560-5100.

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Condolences to the Family

I was a student of Pat’s for three years. She was a wonderful person who taught me everything I know. During sessions, we chatted like old friends despite the fact I was a 13 year old and she was not. Conversations started with art and ended up on how she met her husband, and how she loved watching the cooking channel even though she couldn’t really cook. Somehow, we connected. She was special to me, and I still admire her. I will never forget the first day I went to her. She told that art was about what you see, and how see it. She only let me draw mugs for the first few weeks to remind me of the basics. I still draw mugs when I get frustrated with my art. Despite the facts, I know she is still guiding me today.

With love and admiration,


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