Patricia Kind 1924 to 2016

Patricia van Ameringen Kind, 91, of Huntingdon Valley, a nurse who became a caring philanthropist, died January 10, 2016 of dementia at Brandywine Dresher Estates.

Born in South Orange, N.J., Mrs. Kind was the middle daughter of Arnold L. and Hedwig Pfaltz van Ameringen. She attended Kent Place School, where she earned all-Northern New Jersey First Team Field Hockey status and was voted "best personality."

She attended Monmouth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse, foreshadowing a lifetime devoted to caring for others, her family said.

Her first nursing job was in Philadelphia, where she met Philip Kind Jr. They were married in 1951, and raised five children in Huntingdon Valley while tirelessly contributing time and money to worthy causes.

Sister Mary Scullion, executive director of Project HOME, described Mrs. Kind as a pioneering philanthropist who in the 1980s sensed the plight of Philadelphia's vulnerable homeless, especially mentally ill women.