SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Janet Baum Patterson, a 50-year resident of Scarsdale, died Saturday, April 27. She was 82.
Patterson was born Sept. 6, 1930, to Berthe and Herbert Baum. She was raised in Larchmont and was a 1948 graduate of Mamaroneck High School. She studied textile design at Syracuse University, graduating in 1952. She worked in the textile design field for a number of years, designing fabrics, towels and sheets.
Patterson was an artist and was a longtime member of The Scarsdale Art Association, serving on the board in the role of secretary. She exhibited her work in many local shows, including at The Scarsdale Library, Mamaroneck Artists' Guild and The Greenburgh Town Hall. Her works are in many local private collections. She led an oil painting class at the Greenburgh Multi-Purpose Center until recently. A member of The Scarsdale Women's Club, she participated in their many programs. She was a member of the Westchester County Kappa Alpha Theta Alumni Organization and The Greenville Community Church.
Patterson is survived by her brother, Bruce Baum of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas; her children, Anne (Charlie) Wilmerding of Villanova, Pa., and Jim (Pamela) Patterson of Fairfield; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank Patterson Jr.
A service in celebration of Patterson’s life will be held Thursday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at Greenville Community Church, Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583-914-723-1266. A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, May 2 at 1 p.m. at the Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla. 914-949-0347
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