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Obituary of Patricia Minton
Patricia Minton (Kohn), age 73, a resident of McLean, Virginia and formerly Clinton Township, Michigan, passed away at her home on March 5th of pancreatic cancer. Born March 19, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan, to Alger and Rose (Moylan) Kohn. She attended St. Philips Neri High School and the St. Joseph School of Radiology in Detroit.
Patricia was the beautiful and beloved wife of James C. Minton; she was his everything for 50 years. They married in 1972 in Detroit, Michigan, where they were both radiological technicians. They raised a family in Michigan, cared for aging parents, and retired to Virginia in 2016. In love every day, they set a beautiful example for their daughter.
Patricia was also the cherished mother of Corinne (Thomas), step-mother to Jamie, and sister to Charles (Diane), William (Karen), and Robert (Tina). Favorite aunt, sister-in-law, cousin and best friend to many; she always had a popsicle, listening ear, and time for a phone call with family and friends.
Patricia played many roles in her family and community. She worked as a radiological technician and leader for over 30 years, helping many women through the difficult annual exam with a distracting pun, great kindness and a calming smile. She was the family historian for the Kohn-Moylan clan. She was an incredible hostess for many family gatherings, holiday celebrations and pool parties. Her faith was important to her, and she was a longtime member of St. Edmund’s parish, now St. Faustina of Warren, Michigan.
Patti was a prolific reader, accomplished pianist, and active friend. Patti watched every Christmas movie, baked amazing quickbread, and loved to accessorize a fancy ensemble. She cared about all animals and had many rescued birds, fish, dogs, and cats. She was funny and brave until the end. She was a bright light of kindness in this world, and we will miss her dearly every day.
A memorial service will be held in Michigan this spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to either the American Humane Society or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.