Obituary: Holton, Patricia Anne (Pat)
Holton, Patricia Anne (Pat)
Patricia Anne (Pat) Holton passed away unexpectedly in her home June 14, 2021, at
age 76. Pat is survived by her two sons with their spouses, Richard and Julie
Salvatierra of Atlanta GA; Christopher and Rian Salvatierra of Hailey ID; brother and
sister-in-law Nelson Holton and Dee Hyslop of Boulder CO; nephew, Eric; four
grandchildren, Kate, Carson, Isla and Zane; cousins and their families.
Pat was born May 17, 1945, in Gloversville, NY to Valerie Cummings Holton and Nelson Laurence Holton, while Nelson was stationed in Greenland during WWII. After Nelson
returned home, they moved to Greenbelt and then to Beltsville, MD. Pat graduated from
High Point High School and the University of Maryland.
Pat loved travel and adventure and visited various countries as a young adult and then
later with her sons, Richard and Christopher. She enjoyed vacationing with family on the
Delaware/Maryland coast. There were few who ate crabs and clams with more gusto.
She loved her family dearly and often flew to Atlanta to see Rich, Julie, and her
grandchildren Kate and Carson. Just as frequently, she would fly to Napa to visit Chris,
Rian, and her grandchildren Isla and Zane (now in Hailey, Idaho). She also loved music
and dancing. When at home, she was often playing her piano or listening to all different
kinds of music.
Pat worked at the APWU Health Plan where she enjoyed the camaraderie of her co-
workers and associates and was dedicated to the mission of expanding benefits to
postal workers and others. She was set to retire July 1.
Pat was a wonderful mother and loving sister. She spoke warmly of her close friends
and their importance in her life. She was quick with a laugh and loving kindness,
interacted with discretion and hidden strength, and exemplified morality and honesty.
Her warm smile and caring words, understanding, support, conviction, and upstanding
nature will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave, College Park, MD in College Park at 1:00 pm July 16.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating in Pat’s memory
to Prince George’s County Memorial Library Foundation, Books from Birth, providing
books to children ages 0-5, pgcmls.info/donate (or call Shelly O’Brien 301.699.3500) or
to Hungry for Music, which provides musical instruments for children and teachers,