June 24, 1943- March 2, 2012
Patricia Giardina Carpenter 68, Chesapeake Beach, MD died March 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. She was born Patricia Susan Lane, June 24, 1943, in Hoisington, KS to Grant and Virginia Lane. She was a graduate of Hoisington High School. Pat lived in Kansas, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, California and Virginia before settling in her beloved Chesapeake Beach, MD. Her career spanned politics, community service, and the arts. While living in Lake Oswego, OR in the 1970s and ?80s, she worked for U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield (R-OR), Governor Victor Atiyeh, and State Representative Ted Achilles. She served as chair of the Oregon Women’s Commission, was president of River Ridge Republican Women, and was president of the Dorchester Conference in 1987.
She was formerly married to Tony Giardina, West Linn, OR. They have two sons. Pat moved to Washington, DC in 1989, where she worked for the Republican National Committee, the Business Industry PAC, the Electronic Industries Alliance, and The WISH List (Women in the Senate and House.)
Pat married Bob Carpenter in 1993, and they lived and worked in Washington, DC, before moving to Chesapeake Beach in 2002. Pat’s contributions to the Chesapeake Beach area are legendary. She most recently headed the Arts Council of Calvert County, and was president of the Bay Business Group. She also served as chair of the Calvert County Commission for Women, as vice-chair of the Calvert Marine Museum, as a member of the Tourism Advisory
Committee of Calvert County, was a board member of the Beach Trolley Association, chair of the Town of Chesapeake Beach Special Events Committee, and edited the Town of Chesapeake Beach newsletter. She also founded the Christmas on the Beaches holiday parade, and was a member of the North Beach House and Garden Club. She owned and operated the event company, Celebrate!
She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Bob, and sons Lane Giardina, Alexandria, VA; and Matthew Giardina (Lori), two grandsons Declan and Colin, West Linn, OR; sisters Nancy Lane, Russell, KS; and Mary Bea Littrell, Washington, DC; and brother Grant Kevin Lane, Washington, DC.
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