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Patricia Jayne Zippin

Local artist Patricia Jayne Zippin passed away at home in Tiburon on February 14, 2015 with her family at her side. The cause was breast cancer. She was born to Ben and Dorothy Schubert in Ontario, Oregon on January 5, 1930. She lived in Idaho during her formative years and showed early artistic promise. She also became an accomplished swimmer and was Idaho state diving champion.

Her artistic career was enhanced with study at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. In the 1950's she also studied at the Academie Julian in Paris and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art.

Pat returned to the Bay Area in 1960 and worked in the Berkeley office of Clark Kerr, President of the University of California, when she met and married Calvin Zippin of the UC faculty. They soon moved to Tiburon where she resided for 47 years. She became affiliated for a number of years with the Sight & Insight Art Center of Anne and Dick O'Hanlon in Mill Valley. For many years she maintained her own studio and showed her work in the Industrial Center Building in Sausalito where her emphasis was on creation of abstract acrylic works of art. She had a number of one-woman shows in the Bay Area and beyond. She traveled widely, having lived for extended periods of time in Morocco, Paris, and London and visited many other parts of the world.

Pat Zippin's immediate family consists of her husband, son Dr. David Zippin, daughter Jennifer (Greg) Kontzer and granddaughter Emma Jayne Kontzer. She was predeceased by her sister Virginia.

A celebration of Pat's life will take place at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 15 at Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive in Tiburon. Donations in Pat's memory may be given to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or to a charity of your choice.

(Published March 11, 2015)

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