Patricia Helen Ableidinger


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 8:19pm | View PDF

Patricia Helen Ableidinger, née Newman, 72, a 41-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away Oct. 2, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C., surrounded by her family.

Pat was a graduate of DePaul University (computer science and psychology) and served 20 years as a technology coordinator and IT trainer for Community Consolidated Elementary District 181, retiring in 2005. She continued teaching after retirement, leading group and one-on-one trainings at the Apple Store in Orland Park.

Friends and family will remember her relentless positivity, her laugh, her "insane creativity," her strength in the face of adversity, and her enthusiasm and adoration when visiting with or talking about her grandchildren, grandnieces and grandnephew. She loved to catch a baseball game (from Little League to the Cubs), even on a rainy spring day, and raised the roof at countless Peter Gabriel concerts.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Ana Regina Arango de Newman David Harold Newman.

She is survived by her children, Joe (Mandy) and Julie (Brian) Watson; her former husband, Bob Ableidinger; her sister, Martha (Alex) Jordan; her grandchildren, Grace, Mack and David Ableidinger, and Blaine and Reid Watson; her niece and nephews, Sandy Jordan, Steve Jordan and Matt (Senoe Torgerson) Jordan; and her great-nieces and -nephew, Ally and Theo Chapman and Stella and Sigrid Jordan-Torgerson.

Memorials may be made online to the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children at or the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University at

Services and interment will be private.

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the local arrangements.


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