It is with sad news that we have recently learned that Patricia Jagentowicz ("Pat" or “PJ”) Mills died last month. Patricia was born March 18, 1944 in Newark NJ to Alexander and Louise Jagentowicz and passed away on March 14, 2022. Patricia graduated from Rutgers University Newark in 1973 while being active in the women’s rights movement and other social causes. She earned her M.A. at SUNY Stony Brook in 1975, then moved to Toronto where she earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from York University in 1984.
She was a member of the faculty at the University of Toronto at Scarborough before joining the faculty in the Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst. Patricia is most known for two published works: Woman, Nature and Psyche, and Feminist Interpretations of G.W.F. Hegel. She wrote other academic articles, particularly on the classic ancient Greek play Antigone. Later in life she wrote a book column and worked as a philosophical counselor.
Patricia was an exceptionally avid reader and developed a lifelong passion for the visual arts. She was surrounded by her son, Holland A.J. Mills; sisters, Barbara Brown and Jay Shahwan; brother-in-law, Josef K. Shahwan, and many loved nieces and nephews.
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