Patricia Mary Barlow

January 29, 1951September 3, 2013

Patricia Mary (McNitt) Barlow, 62, died on September 3, 2013 at the Envoy of Thornton Hall Nursing home after a lengthy, difficult illness. Pat, the daughter of James and Lilian McNitt, who preceded her in death was born in Holland, Michigan. Pat, a registered nurse with a BSN from the University of Michigan began her career at the University of Michigan Medical Center and later joined the Sterlitz Diabetes Center in Norfolk, VA, where she coordinated the diabetes clinical research program. Pat became an avid lover of Greyhounds, owning two, Chuy and Sambuca, and was an enthusiastic member of the Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue organization during which time she provided a foster home for many of these retired racers. Additionally, upon retiring she became a volunteer with the Norfolk Botanical Gardens at the Butterfly house and found time to help out at the Food Bank and volunteered as a nurse at the storm shelters. Pat is survived by her husband, Scott; her brother, William McNitt and his wife, Marilyn, and their daughters, Sarah and Rebecca. The “OV Peanut” will be sorely missed by her many friends. Memorial donations may be made to the “Greyt Expectations Greyhound Rescue” organization, (, where they will be gratefully accepted in Pat’s honor. A celebration of Pat’s life is planned and will be announced on Scott and Pat’s Blog, (


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Phylllis Woodson

October 11, 2013

I will always remember Pat as an extraordinary research nurse, with her consistent attention to detail and excellent care of her patients. She managed so many research studies for Dr Vinik, and I'm sure not once did he have to worry about study protocol being met. She was also very nice to let me room with her several times at the American Diabetes Association annual meetings. I so appreciated her friendship all these 23 years. My sincerest condolences to you, Scott, and your family at this time of loss.


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Cathy Martin

September 16, 2013

So sorry to hear this news. Pat was an important friend and mentor in my early career and I will remember her fondly.

David & Irene Hodder

September 15, 2013

Remembered, always

John & Sue Hodder

September 15, 2013

So sad to hear the news. We had not seen much of each other in recent years, but Pat will be sadly missed here by the UK branch of the family.

Liz & Andrew Fox & family

September 10, 2013

You will always have a special place in our hearts. Rest in peace Pat, you were a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you Scott at this sad time.

Eileen and Elliott Althouse

September 9, 2013

Elliott and I knew Pat for over 20 years. She was an amazing person in so many ways. I loved working with her at the EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. She will be greatly missed. Scott, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Marianne Smith Vargas

September 9, 2013

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia's staff and Board of Directors send its condolences to Patricia's family and friends. Patricia was a great volunteer and helped us feed countless in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Ann & Mike pettitt

September 8, 2013

Although we met only a few times, Pat will stay fondly in our memories.

Debra Burrell

September 7, 2013

It was delightful to work with her. She made the Butterfly House even more fun and educational. She is missed, but all the good work she did lives on.

Stephanie Klara

September 7, 2013

Rest in peace Pat, my dear greyhound friend. I know you are comforted by all the greys that crossed before you and Zephyr is lying by your side.