Patricia Anne Dziewit, a retired social worker, died of leukemia Feb. 7 at Carroll County Hospital Center. She was 70 and lived in Westminster.
Born in York, Pa., and raised in Reservoir Hill and Hamilton, she attended Corpus Christi School and was a 1958 Catholic High School graduate. She earned a bachelor of arts degree at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Family members said she was born with physical disabilities and walked with the aid of prosthetic devices. She had numerous surgeries.
"She had a determination to achieve all she could," said her sister, Donna Trotter of Baltimore.
She taught at the School of the Chimes and St. Bernardine's School before she joined the Department of Social Services in the early 1970s. She was caseworker who worked with families and young women.