Patricia Jane Salimbene, 87, former executive secretary for Battelle Memorial Institute

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Patricia Jane Salimbene
Patricia Jane Salimbene

Patricia Jane Salimbene, 87, of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

Patricia was an executive secretary for Battelle Memorial Institute. She belonged to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was a proud Army wife, devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid Bridge player, oil painter, golfer and indefatigable volunteer.

Patricia served as a military news reporter for the Monterey Herald, as a senior citizens’ advocate at Burcham Hills Retirement Community, as president of Sparrow Hospital Gift Volunteers and president of MOAA Ladies (Military Officers Association of America).

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Owen Hartman of Parker, Pa.

Patricia is survived by her husband, retired U.S. Army Col. Frank Salimbene; daughters, Jodi Lingan, and her husband, Bob, and Jill Salimbene; grandchildren, Emma Lingan, Nicco Held-Salimbene and Lucca Held-Salimbene; cousin, Joan Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at Patriot’s Colony, Grand Hall, 6000 Patriot’s Colony Drive, Williamsburg. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.

Online condolences may be offered at nelsencares.com.