In Memoriam
Patricia (Yates) Moran
November 13, 2017

Obituary & Life History

Patricia Maureen Yates

Patricia Maureen (Moran) Yates, a native of California and resident of Landover Hills, MD, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving husband and three children, on November 13, 2017, at the Georgetown University Hospital.

Patricia grew up going to St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Missouri, then found her love for American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture at the California School for the Deaf in Riverside (CSDR) at the age of 15. After graduating from CSDR, she went to Gallaudet University where she was passionate about acting and participated in several organizations including Drama clubs and Phi Kappa Zeta. At Gallaudet, she met her true love, Samuel Yates, whom then became her husband for nearly 46 years. She was a loving mother to George Yates, Maureen Yates and Noreen Yates. She is also survived by her six beautiful grandchildren, Jarrod, Jevon, Jyles, Magnolia, Rye, and Mika and by her three brothers, Michael Moran, Kevin Moran and Thomas Junior Moran.

Patricia worked at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, the Model Secondary School for the Deaf and the Center on ASL Literacy at Gallaudet University.  As an ASL teacher, she was very popular and always in demand.  Patricia was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, teacher, and friend. She was beautiful, caring, intelligent, fierce, loyal, unapologetic, nurturing, funny, brave, and a gifted communicator. She will be deeply missed and always in our hearts and memories.




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