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International House Remembers Patricia H. Robert

The International House community was saddened to learn of the passing of Life Trustee Patricia H. Robert, who died June 17, 2021 at her home in East Hampton, NY. Mrs. Robert joined the I-House Board in 1970 and was a member and chair of the Annual Benefit Committee, which planned fund-raisers each year to support the scholarship fund. These included dinners, cabarets and theater benefits.
Program for the Full Moon Cabaret fund-raiser in 1973
In a bio she submitted to I-House in 1987, following her election as a Life Trustee, Mrs. Robert noted that she was born in Paris and educated at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT, and Briarcliff College. She was for many years a volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Patricia Robert (at right) with I-House Trustees Phyllis Hirschfeld and Ann Haebler Frantz in the 1960s
She remained involved with I-House fund-raisers even after she and her late husband Yves moved to London in the 1990s for a number of years. In 2000, the Roberts attended the International House 75th Anniversary Gala at the Plaza Hotel. Mrs. Robert is survived by three children and eight grandchildren. A full obituary, which includes an anecdote about an I-House theater benefit in the early 1970s, was published in the East Hampton Star on July 15. (Photos courtesy of the International House Archives)