Patrick Coleman Saunders, age 30, of Madison, WI, died in an accident early this week. He was born in Neenah, WI, on March 24, 1978, and grew up in Appleton. He also spent two years in Florence, Italy, as a young man. He graduated from Appleton North High School, where he was active in choir and drama. He also graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he double-majored in computer science and music. Patrick came out in high school, and he continued to act as an advocate for gay and lesbian rights throughout his life.He later lived in Nashville, TN, and Madison, WI, before earning a Master's Degree in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota.