Dec. 1, 1929-April 6, 2012
Palo Alto, California
Patricia O'Neill Cone, 82, of Palo Alto, Calif., died peacefully in Scottsdale, Ariz., after a long illness.
Preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cone; parents, Clement and Dorothy O'Neill of St. Paul, Minn., and Wilmette, Ill.; sisters, Kathleen O'Neill and Colleen (the late Emil) Wahlund; and brothers, Clement (Jean) O'Neill and John O'Neill. Survived by loving sisters Dorothy (Norman) Miller and Sheila (Patrick) Smyth and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
A pioneer and Renaissance woman, Pat held high-level positions at Stanford Research Institute, traveled the world and played a virtuoso game of golf. Her generosity and care for the family of Colleen and Emil Wahlund exemplify her compassionate and philanthropic nature.