GREENSBORO - Patricia Nussbaum a.k.a. Nuss, Nuzzy, Tricia, Patty, Hild, Nut-tree, Nussbaum, Paddaricia, Pat, Pa-tree-ceea, Pate' passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
Body donation to UNC-CH medical school was prearranged.
A private celebration of her life was held with family and wonderful, dear friends.
Patricia was the sixth of 10 children born in Greensboro in 1953. Her amazing parents, Terry and Vic Nussbaum, instilled in her a great sense of fairness, duty to community, love of life, optimism, giving to the less fortunate and being kind to all.
She so enjoyed the outdoors, sharing the bounty of her gardens, the beauty of flowers and crocheting hundreds of potholders.
Patricia graduated from Grimsley High School, Regis College, Denver, CO and Boston College. She volunteered with Greensboro Urban Ministry, Hospice of Greensboro, the Red Cross, Greensboro Beautiful, plant rescue groups, deployed soldiers organizations, Piedmont Land Conservancy, Lung Assoc., Bone Marrow Donor Program, Cone Hospital and others.
She was predeceased by her parents and infant sister, Bette.
Surviving relatives in Greensboro are brothers: Mark (Suzanne) Nussbaum, Jim (Sharon) Nussbaum, Vic (Karen) Nussbaum and Mike (Neldy) Nussbaum and sister, Carol Taylor. Other sisters are Susan (Paul) Ware in Concord, MA, Lorraine (Van) Lane in Dunwoody, GA and Mary Lou (Bill) Mac Leod in Jacksonville, FL.
Patricia also dearly loved each of her nieces; Corinne and Mary Frances Nussbaum, Victoria Ware, Janie Nussbaum, Corinne Lane and nephews; Paul and Adam Nussbaum. Jimmy Nussbaum, Michael Patrick Nussbaum, Stephen, Phillip (Jacquelin) and Matt (Melissa) Taylor.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Room at the Inn of the Carolinas, PO Box 484, Colfax, NC 27235, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405 or to Greensboro Urban Ministry, 305 W. Lee St., Greensboro, NC 27406.
Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel is assisting the family.
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