By the family
April 26, 2023: It is with great sadness that the Drew family announces the passing of Bronxville resident Patricia "Pat" Drew on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the age of 78. She was surrounded by her loving family. A wake will be held for Pat at McGrath Funeral Home, Wednesday, April 26, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pat is survived by her husband, Thatcher Drew; her son Jonathan; her daughter, Kimberly; her daughter-in-law, Sara; her grandchildren, Teddy and Otto, and her brother, Jim Fink. She was predeceased by her brother Bill Fink.
A psychotherapist and musician, Pat moved to Bronxville in 1983. She was an avid swimmer, racquets player and regular on the polo team at the Bronxville Field Club. Her children attended Bronxville schools. She was an active member of The Reformed Church of Bronxville where she was a member of Consistory and often prepared the annual Thanksgiving Dinner with the help of her children.
Pat studied with noted pianist Max Barros. She often played the prelude at the Reformed Church of Bronxville and had a well-attended annual recital.
Professionally, Pat was known nationally for her work helping individuals and organizations thrive and perform well in work environments. As manager of People Services at The New York Times for 21 years, Pat developed many coaching innovations, including pioneering strategies for journalists coping with covering traumatic news events. She left the Times to be a senior consultant with Guttman Development Strategies, and she later went on to develop her own private practice in helping executives and journalists develop resilience techniques to thrive in high-stress environments. Her many clients included the United Nations Secretariat, Human Rights Watch, Columbia Business School, CNN, and more.
Pat served on the faculty for the "Managing Global Account Certification" at Columbia Business School and the Faculty of the Sulzberger News Media Executive Leadership Program at Columbia Journalism School. She was a presenter at "Journalists and Trauma," a Harvard Neiman Foundation Symposium.
Earlier in her career, Pat was a sociologist at the Outpatient Clinic of New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia Medical Center. She had Masters degrees in Psychology, Social Work, and European History. She graduated from high school in Atherton, Calif.
In lieu of flowers Pat's family asks that friends and community members make donations to Feeding Westchester (https://www.feedingwestchester.org).