Patricia Ann “Patty” McCown, 68 – loving wife, mother, and grandmother – went to be with the Lord Sept. 24 following a battle with cancer. She died at home in Mechanicsburg surrounded by her family.
Born and raised in New York, Patty moved to Central Pennsylvania in the 1970s, after earning her bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University, to pursue a career in information technology. She was one of few women to enter this field in the early days of computers.
She spent the first decades of her career at EDS. She later worked for Hewlett-Packard and then Highmark/Blue Shield, where she served as a software quality engineer. Most recently she was employed as a senior business analyst at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Patty received countless professional awards over the years, and at the same time she exemplified a lifetime of devotion to her family. She is survived by her husband, Chuck, and two children, Debra and Chaz.
She was a member at West Shore Baptist Church for over 40 years, where she held several leadership positions and was active in the mission field. She was a longtime member of Vicki’s Tap Pups and loved tap dancing ever since she was a child.
Her viewing and celebration of life service will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at West Shore Baptist Church, with the viewing from 5-7 p.m. and the service to follow from 7-8 p.m.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the McCown family.