Patricia Louise Squire
Patricia Louise Squire, age 82, ended her story telling days on January 3, 2023 at The Terrace at Chestnut Hill. Pat was born in Miami, FL April 17, 1940 where her father was a minister. After 3 years, he was transferred to Red Bank, N.J. where he became the senior minister of the Red Bank United Methodist Church. Pat grew up in Red Bank with her two sisters. She has lived in Philadelphia since graduating from Beaver College (Arcadia University) in 1962. Pat was the middle daughter of the Rev. Roger J. Squire and Marjorie Hurlburt Squire. She is survived by two sisters: Jean Squire Hilliard (Hugh) and Carol Squire Hay (John). She is known as Auntie P by her surviving 5 nieces and nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews. She is pre-deceased by her niece Marjorie Hilliard Hodges.
She was an amazing 3rd/4th grade teacher in the Springfield Township, Montgomery County schools. Pat began in Wyndmoor School and then upon its closing she taught at Enfield Elementary School until her retirement after 33 years of teaching. Pat received a Master’s Degree in Education from Temple University. Pat was a traveler throughout her life both in the United States and abroad. She visited England and Scotland many times and Wales. She toured much of Europe, Scandinavia, spent time in Russia, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and on safari in East Africa. She was always a storyteller so not to slow down in her retirement, she established a funny, entertaining, interesting and continuously changing and up to date book review program. She gave her presentations of book reviews for 18 years to many local organizations and some in New Jersey and, her most popular of all, at Silver Bay YMCA, Lake George, NY where she could have at least 200 in attendance. Pat, with her family, had spent 72 continuous summers at Silver Bay YMCA. N Y. Her story telling, her faith and her life experiences as a pk (preacher’s kid) inspired her to write sermons which she delivered thru the years at her own church and her father’s church in Red Bank, N.J. She was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Germantown teaching Sunday School, adult Bible courses and was a member of the worship committee.
Pat loved to sing and she was a member of The Philomusica Chorale for many, many years. Pat was the founder and President of The Tabitha Foundation that had a two-fold focus of grants for organizations that provided healing, support and care for children and organizations for the protection of the environment. The family would like to thank The Terrace at Chestnut Hill for the years of care they lovingly provided. A special thanks goes to Lisa Travers, Nakita Morris and Gilliam McLeish. Pat, with her cheer, laughter and storytelling will be sorely missed by all her family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6001 Germantown Ave, Phila Pa 19144 January 21, 2023 at 11:00 am. If you would like to attend the service virtually you can use this link http://tinyurl.com/patsquirememorial. Interment will be private in her family plot in Coldspring, New York. If desired, memorial donations may be made in her name to Silver Bay YMCA, 87 Silver Bay Rd., Silver Bay, NY 12874