Sad news from Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg; my deepest condolences to former Alexandria Mayor (1991-1996) and Virginia State Senator (1996-2012) Patsy Ticer’s family and friends…
It is with profound sorrow that I share the news that Patsy Ticer has passed away. It is difficult to imagine a time when Patsy, our former Mayor/former State Senator, was not deeply involved in our community. Starting in the mid-1980s, Patsy served on the City Council, then became Mayor and then State Senator.
I have often introduced Patsy as the most beloved person in our city, and she was that and so much more. She was a rock star. Everywhere we went, citizens wanted to come over and speak with her. Patsy was a remarkably energetic and visionary public servant.
For me, Patsy was a touchstone and mentor, as she was to so many others. She was always very encouraging with a big heart and endlessly astute, witty, and generous. I will miss her all the days of my life. Her life was a blessing to so many of us and to our beloved, historic city.
Our hearts go out to the whole Ticer family during this time of sorrow. At this point, I do not know the funeral arrangements.
Thinking of Patsy and her loved ones,
Saddened to hear that former Senator Patsy Ticer of Alexandria passed away overnight. Her grace, charm, and humility were unparalleled.