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Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright

Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79.

Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a chiropractor, and the former Pearl Wood, who owned a floral business.

"She was a child of many interests and talents. She enjoyed sports, especially softball, and was a devoted fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She was often seen around town wearing her Cardinals ball cap," said her daughter, Katherine Baumgartner, who resides in Redding, Conn. "She had an active curiosity about many subjects and was an avid...