The family of Patricia (Pat) Garrison is saddened to announce her passing on April 8, 2021 at Summa Health System-Akron City Hospital, from a pulmonary embolism. Pat will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Pat was born November 14, 1948 to parents Roy and Sylvia Thompson and was a 1968 graduate of Kent Roosevelt High School. After living in Georgia and South Carolina, Pat returned to Kent in 1987.
Pat was a talented, resourceful maker who showed her love by making knitted items and heirloom quilts for family and friends; she always had at least one elaborate creation in the works. An avid gardener like her father she nurtured a beautiful flower garden and had numerous dog and cat companions throughout her lifetime. She passed her love of animals and gardening as well as her creative intelligence onto her daughters. They continue the tradition of making and creating items for loved ones and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, Pat is survived by daughters, Stephanie Garrison of Jackson Heights, NY and Jennifer Garrison of Fort Bragg, CA; sisters Starr (Jack) Beaudoin of Franklin, TN, Dawn (Harry dec.) Carpenter of Kent, OH and Diane Tkach Popson of Castle Rock, CO. Pat will be fondly remembered and missed by her many nieces and nephews.
The family expresses their gratitude to Pat’s friends including Helen Burdett, Vicki and Tom Weaver, and Becky and Phil Steinberger for their attentiveness and support throughout Pat’s recent health struggles.
Per Pat's wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will celebrate her life at a later date.
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