Patricia McAtee Stewart February 5, 1950 - October 11, 2006 Age 56, of Lahaina, Maui, HI, passed beyond this world peacefully on the lanai of her home under the care of hospice following a two month hospitalization. Patty was a thoughtful and talented writer, with published articles focusing on enjoyable dialysis nutrition, travel for persons with disabilities, overcoming depression, and the crucial role of the patient in the dialysis care team. She had been a hemodialysis patient for 24 years. Having visited Maui 13 times while co-directing Cazadero Perfoming Arts Camp near the Russian River until 2000, she and her husband realized their dream to make Maui home in 2001. She became actively involved on Maui, serving as a trustee of the Maui Historical Society, a member of the Waiola Church choir, and the Maui County Commission for Persons With Disabilities. Born in San Francisco, and raised in Burlingame, she was a ranked juniors tennis player and leader in Burlingame HS. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in Criminology, and while a Cal student, co-chaired the Cal-in-the-Capital summer internship program in Washington, DC, served as president of Alpha Phi sorority, and was named to several societies recognizing top student leaders on campus. After graduation, she worked for Cal-Farm Insurance in Berkeley, then became a systems analyst with the National Clearinghouse for Criminal Justice Information Systems in SEARCH Group, Inc., within which she rose to become manager of the Clearinghouse program. She left SGI to join PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a systems analyst, continuing her work as interface between clients and technical designers. She lived two distinct lives, each separated by a 53-week hospitalization at Peninsula Hospital in 1982-83, from which she emerged with fewer physical assets but a depth of wisdom and perception equaled by few. She set and achieved many goals, including a two-year, 67,000 mile trip with her husband around the Mainland US and Canada dialyzing in their motor home. She was buried in the historic cemetery of Waiola Church in Lahaina, and is survived by her husband of 21 years, D. Kent Stewart of Lahaina, HI; a brother, Scott Ian McAtee of Simi Valley, CA; and her first husband, Jeffrey Cook, of Sacramento, CA. A celebration of her life will take place at The Faculty Club, UC Berkeley, Friday, November 3, at 5:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, her family invites donations to Waiola Church, PO Box 455, Lahaina, HI 96767, or to the Maui Chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, 2200 W Main St., Ste. 310, Wailuku, HI 96793.