Steve is married to Judy Sharp Patrick
and has a daughter, Dr. Erica Patrick.
is the daughter of Phyllis Sharp and the late William Sharp of Easton.
Following high school, Judy attended the State University of New York at Albany and in 1978, graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and minors in both political science and women's studies
Greenwich may be a small town, but Judy
believes that growing up here gave her
an appreciation for the wider world and an interest in the myriad viewpoints and perspectives to topics.
Judy credits teachers who helped her
build confidence, showed her
the value of hard work and taught her
to be tolerant and open-minded.
"In fifth grade, John Pemrick taught me that writing could be a fun and effective way to convey ideas and look at the world critically.
Greenwich years were also those in which she
learned the principles of a democratic government, including the importance of a free press.
also developed lasting friendships at GCS
Notably, in the eighth grade, she
befriended a Swiss foreign exchange student named Isabelle Feller.
The two have kept in touch throughout the years and the Patricks have visited Isabelle's family several times, both in the Swiss Alps and in France (where she
One of Isabelle's sons, Jeremie, came to Greenwich and stayed with the Patricks, attending GCS
as a foreign exchange student in the 1996-97 school year.
Isabelle's daughter, Charlotte, lived with the Patricks last July and August, attending summer school at GCS
to improve her
Today, Judy is the Day City Editor of The Gazette Newspapers in Schenectady.
As a journalist for more than twenty-five years, Judy has traveled to interesting places and interviewed fascinating people, including Boom Boom Brannigan, Mario Cuomo, Freddie Freihofer and Don Knotts.
Noting qualities important in her
cites "…interest in what's happening in the world, being mindful of your role as a government watchdog, a dedication to being accurate and an ability to be able to think critically about what you see and hear.
Sometimes the connection between one's hometown school and eventual career connect more than just thematically.
When Judy was a young reporter working in Little Falls, Miss Guiney, her beloved kindergarten teacher, stopped into her newspaper office to say hello.
In addition to family life and work, Judy
enjoys recreational running and has hiked forty-one of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks.
has five siblings, all of whom attended GCS
: Rusty Sharp , Cathy Sharp Barber ('65), William C. Sharp ('72), Jennifer Sharp Kuzmich ('76) and Ed Sharp ('81) .