Deborah W. Patti, a retired Deutsche Bank vice president who enjoyed gourmet cooking, died April 27 of lung cancer at her Towson home. She was 67.
The daughter of Thomas L. Bateman, an educator, and Charlotte M. Julier Bateman, a homemaker, Deborah Windsor Bateman was born in Baltimore and raised in Homeland.
A graduate of Notre Dame Preparatory School, Mrs. Patti attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., for a year before taking a job in 1969 with Alex. Brown & Sons.
In 1995, she was promoted to vice president of systems, and retired from successor company Deutsche Bank in 2001.
"She was the first female vice president at Alex. Brown & Sons," said her husband of 34 years, John S. Patti, who works for Leidos, an information technology company.
The longtime Towson resident enjoyed gourmet cooking and entertaining family and friends.
"She liked cooking all types of gourmet food," her husband said.
In addition to being a Ravens fan, she also followed the San Francisco 49ers, her husband said.
She enjoyed collecting trivia, online gambling and traveling to Charles Town, W.Va., to gamble with her husband.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. May 4 at the Marzullo Funeral Home, 6009 Harford Road.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Dawn W. Hudson of Coolidge, Ariz.; three brothers, Thomas L. Bateman III of Lutherville, Christopher Bateman of Parkville and James Bateman of Harrisburg, Pa.; and a sister, Victoria Bateman of Florida.