Patricia Ann Hellman
1946 — 2021
Patricia Ann Hellman died September 27th at age 75 from metastatic pancreatic cancer complicated by a stroke. Pat was born and raised in Joliet, IL where she attended St. Mary's Nativity grade school, St. Francis Academy high school, and Joliet Jr. College. She credited her formative years in Joliet with the development of her moral compass and working class values. She graduated from the University of Illinois Phi Beta Kappa and received her master's degree in Latin American politics and was a Fulbright Scholar studying in Columbia. She went on to receive a BA degree in teaching from the University of Minnesota and a master's degree in Spanish linguistics from Indiana University. In 1970,...