Pat spent her adult life as a physical educator, graduating from Radford College with a B. S. Degree, and from the University of Maryland with a Master’s Degree. She taught in Virginia and Florida before finding her niche in Baltimore County Public Schools.
She was a beloved teacher and coach and was honored twice by her professional organization at “Teacher of the Year.” She was the first woman physical education department chairperson in Baltimore County and spent many summers in workshops writing physical education curriculum which was used not just in Baltimore County but nationwide.
Pat was a teacher for 34 years who never stopped learning; traveling the globe to 32 countries after her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Virginia Siner; a sister, Peggy McGee; and a brother, Charles R. Siner.
Survivors include her life partner, Sharon Bristol, of Owings Mills, Md.; a son, Stephen K. Arey of Pulaski; a sister and brothers-in-law, Sarah and Larry Evans Phillips and Alfred McGee, all of Radford; and many other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Memorial services will begin at 1 p.m. with Michael McGee, Ed Bristol, and Dana McDonald officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Va.
The family requests that everyone please wear a mask and follow COVID safety protocol.
The Arey family is in the care of the Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory of Radford.