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Patricia Ellen Brush

February 14, 1961 - March 16, 2020

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Patricia Ellen Brush, 59, of Raleigh, NC peacefully passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 after her battle against Neuroendocrine Carcinoma, which later led to heart disease. She was the daughter of the late Russell and Jane Brush.

Patricia was born February 14th, 1961 in Huntington, NY. She grew up in Greenlawn, NY and attended Syracuse University, where she graduated in 1983 with a Telecommunication Management degree. Most recently, Pat was working for a pharmaceutical company in Research Triangle Park as a bookkeeper.

Pat loved the beach and the outdoors, specifically Raven Rock State Park. She spent her free time taking pictures of wildlife, as well as exploring new parks with her dogs and kids. She enjoyed thrifting and antiquing with her close friends. Pat loved watching her daughters play sports as they grew up, and was thankful for the friendships she made along the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Jane Brush.

Her life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children: Dana and Kari Nadler of Raleigh, NC; ex-husband, Jay Nadler of Cary, NC; sister, Joyce Brush Williams of Miramar, FL; sister, Robin (Chuck) Brush Kummelehne of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and brother, Peter Brush of Reno, NV. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, cousins, friends, and her beloved pets.

A memorial service will be held Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Pat to the Flying Fur Animal Rescue, https://flyingfuranimalrescue.org/, or the Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation, https://netrf.org/. The family is grateful to Doctors and Nurses at UNC Hospitals who helped her throughout her battle.
Posted by:
Joyce Brush Williams
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March 19, 2020
Too many to share. She was 8 yrs. younger than I. When she was born, the delivering doctor called her a "little rosebud". She was smart, feisty, tenacious. Like all of us, she deeply loved animals, especially the lost or forgotten. I loved her, and will miss her forever. Will be watching for signs from Heaven. I love you Dana Jane, Kari Russell and Jay. Wish I could be there. Joyce
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Andy Brush
Posted on:
March 19, 2020
My memories of Patricia (always, "Tricy" to me) are from visiting Greenlawn when much younger. Riding bicycles in the driveway, playing Monopoly with all the kids. Distance and life kept us from catching up until my mother passed last year and we caught up at Hilarie's house. I have followed Patricia's interest in animal rescue through her shared Flying Fur posts, and today I made a donation to Flying Fur in her memory. I'm sorry that travel restrictions are keeping me from NC and the memorial service.

Andy Brush
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Erin Melo
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March 18, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Brush and Nadler families. Pat was such a wonderful lady and was always so kind to my daughter and I.
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Ginny Collins
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March 18, 2020
So sad to say goodbye to Pat! I feel so privileged to have had our paths cross in this life through softball and friends and family. I have many fun memories to cherish from those times and keep in my heart forever. So long dear Pat. I know you will be forever close in all of nature's beauty. Fly high dear friend. My sincere sympathy to Keri, Dana, and Jay. :heart::heart:
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