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Drew, Patricia F. “Pat” August 17, 1944 - April 22, 2023

It is with great sadness that the Drew family announces the passing of Bronxville resident Patricia “Pat” Drew on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the age of 78.  She was surrounded by her loving family. A wake will be held for Pat at McGrath Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pat is survived by her husband, Thatcher Drew; her son Jonathan; her daughter, Kimberly; her daughter-in-law, Sara; her grandchildren, Teddy and Otto, and her brother, Jim Fink. She was predeceased by her brother Bill Fink.

A psychotherapist and musician, Pat moved to Bronxville in 1983. She was an avid swimmer, racquets player and regular on the polo team at the Bronxville Field Club. Her children attended Bronxville schools. She was an active member of The Reformed Church of Bronxville where she was a member of Consistory and often prepared the annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the help of her children.

Pat studied with noted pianist Max Barros. She often played the prelude at the Reformed Church of Bronxville and had a well-attended annual recital.

Professionally, Pat was known nationally for her work helping individuals and organizations thrive and perform well in work environments. As manager of People Services at The New York Times for 21 years, Pat developed many coaching innovations, including pioneering strategies for journalists coping with covering traumatic news events. She left the Times to be a senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, and she later went on to develop her own private practice in helping executives and journalists develop resilience techniques to thrive in high-stress environments. Her many clients included the United Nations Secretariat, Human Rights Watch, Columbia Business School, CNN, and more.

Pat served on the faculty for the “Managing Global Account Certification” at Columbia Business School and the Faculty of the Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School. She was a presenter at “Journalists and Trauma,” a Harvard Neiman Foundation Symposium.

Earlier in her career, Pat was a sociologist at the Outpatient Clinic of New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Medical Center. She had Masters degrees in Psychology, Social Work, and European History. She graduated from high school in Atherton, Calif.

In lieu of flowers Pat’s family asks that friends and community members make donations to Feeding Westchester (https://www.feedingwestchester.org).

Calling Hours: 4 to 8 pm, Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Memorial Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 25th at The Reformed Church of Bronxville.

Pat Drew’s full obituary can be seen at her web site www.patdrew.org.


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    Benjamin Rand says

    We are very sorry to learn of her passing. She was such a fun smiling and engaging woman whom we had the pleasure of knowing even if just for ja short time. We offer our sincere condolences and support.
    Ben Rand & family.

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    Cindy Tether says

    Pat was a gentle and engaging lady. She had an infectious smile and pleasant manner. She gave much of herself to the Reformed Church of Bronxville through her piano preludes to the service and recitals, as well as through the Church’s “career nights,” where Pat taught participants to create a concise and powerful “elevator speech” of one minute to convince a potential employer that you’re the right person for the job before the elevator doors open and the potential employer is gone.

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    Liza Near says

    The Near Family is so sad to see this. Pat was always sooooo funny and was such an amazing mother. Please know our thoughts are with all of you

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    Richard Pink says

    “Dear Thatcher and Family, I am so terribly sad, as are so very many in our community whose lives Pat touched…and indeed graced. There aren’t enough glowing words to describe Pat’s amazing life, talents, contributions, and friendships. As hard as this is to understand, and process in my mind and heart, I take some solace in knowing that your beloved Pat, and my friend, is now in the everlasting arms of her Lord and Savior. Rest in peace dear friend…❤️ Richard”

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    John Duber says

    We are so very sorry to hear about Pat.
    I know we didn’t know her long, but it didn’t take long to know that she was a special soul.
    I remember the smile on her face driving that boat for the first time.
    Sincerest condolences to Thatcher and the family.

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    Bob DelTorto says

    Sincere condolences and prayers to Thatcher and family.

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