Birthday: May 9.

Occupation: President and CEO of Carolina One Real Estate.

Childhood: Scarafile was raised by her paternal grandparents after her mother, then 21, died when Patty was 18 months old. They lived in Missouri and Florida before settling in Charleston when she was 8.

Education: Graduated from Bishop England High School and the College of Charleston.

Husband: Vito Scarafile, whom she met through a mutual friend and married in 1967.

Children: Daughter, Michelle, 40 (mother of Jacob, 14, and Noah, 8); son Michael, 37 (wife, Julie, and 7-month-old son, Vito); son Matt, 35 (wife, Jackie, and 7-week-old daughter, Charlotte); and son Mishka, 16.

On Mishka: "We tried to adopt through DSS for three years, but they never could find a match. People said the way to do it was to become foster parents, but we didn't think that was for us, so in early 1997, we started looking into international adoption." By August, they had brought 3-year-old Mishka home from Russia. He is now a freshman at Bishop England.

Family business: Michelle and Matt both sell real estate, and Michael is the firm's general counsel. Patty's husband, who owned a promotional advertising business for 35 years, now does publicity for Carolina One as a volunteer.