Patricia S. Gourlay, 97 March 25, 1924 – August 19, 2021
Patricia S. Gourlay, 97
March 25, 1924 – August 19, 2021
ONEONTA – Patricia S. Gourlay, 97, died peacefully at home on August 19, 2021. She was Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta 1963-2003. Born in 1924 in Lakewood OH, daughter of Alice and Walter P. Southard, she earned a BA from Wellesley, MA from Stanford, and PhD from Columbia, specializing in Shakespeare, mythology, and classical culture. In addition to SUNY Oneonta, she taught at Temple University, Dutchess Community College, and, following her retirement, at Oneonta’s Center for Continuing Adult Learning where she had a devoted following well into her nineties.
Her classes with her CCAL students brought her great joy.