Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Mary Patterson Fausch, daughter of former Times CEO, dies

Mary Patterson Fausch lived in St. Petersburg.

Mary Patterson Fausch lived in St. Petersburg.

ST. PETERSBURG — Mary Patterson Fausch, the only child of the late Eugene and Sue Patterson, died at St. Anthony's Hospital on Friday after an extended illness.

Mrs. Fausch, 59, was born in England. Her father, who would go on to be editor, chairman and chief executive officer of the St. Petersburg Times, was the London bureau manager for United Press. Her parents met in South Carolina; her mother, the former Mary Sue Carter, was a general assignment reporter and feature writer for the Columbia Record, and her father was Columbia bureau chief for United Press.

Mrs. Fausch grew up in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., graduated cum laude from Duke University and spent many years as a volunteer in her children's schools and as a caretaker for her parents.

Of her Atlanta years, where Gene Patterson won a Pulitzer Prize at the Constitution for his editorials supporting civil rights, he once wrote: "The child bore shattering slurs against her daddy that classmates brought from home. . . . She wept, but . . . stood stout for her family through that time now mercifully gone."

She and her husband, James Carr "Jay" Fausch of St. Petersburg, met as students at Duke. They lived in Clearwater during the 1990s before moving to Raleigh, N.C. He also has family ties to the Times; in 1914, his grandfather C.C. "Charlie" Carr moved to St. Petersburg from Indiana to become the newspaper's general manager.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fausch is survived by their daughters, Laura Fausch Price and Emily Carr Fausch, both of Raleigh, and Molly Patterson Fausch of Columbus, Ohio; and an aunt, Anne Facer of Homosassa Springs.

A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.

Mary Patterson Fausch, daughter of former Times CEO, dies 02/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 10:43pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Review: Arcade Fire open hearts, play with passion at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa

    Blogs

    Gloves off, hearts open and disco balls glittering, Arcade Fire scaled the stage for the first time ever in Tampa, pouncing and flailing and performing with all the passion that’s made them one of the world’s most celebrated rock bands this century.

    Arcade Fire performed at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on Sept. 22, 2017.
  2. Lightning's Steven Stamkos looks close to top form in first game since November

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The wait felt like forever for Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, having gone 10 months without playing in a game.

    A scramble in front of the Lightning goal has Matthew Peca, far left, and Erik Cernak, middle, helping out goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy during the third period of a 3-1 win against the Predators. Vasilevskiy, who made 29 saves, was “exceptional,” coach Jon Cooper says.
  3. Rays journal: Alex Cobb may have pitched last game in Rays uniform (w/video)

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — RHP Alex Cobb pitched well enough to lead the Rays to an 8-3 win over the Orioles on Friday.

    Wilson Ramos gives thanks after hitting a grand slam during the second inning, putting the Rays up 4-0.
  4. Steven Souza Jr. vindicating big trade for Rays

    The Heater

    BALTIMORE — There was a time when the three-team, 11-player transaction the Rays orchestrated to get Steven Souza Jr. from the Nationals looked liked a bad deal.

    The Rays’ Steven Souza Jr. has 30 home runs this season while improving his defense and baserunning but wants to improve on his .236 batting average.
  5. Fennelly: Lightning's Manon Rheaume made history 25 years ago Saturday

    Lightning Strikes

    The name is part of Lightning history, hockey history, sports history.

    Lightning goalie Manon Rheaume became the first woman to play in an NHL game 25 years ago today.