Patricia Ann Whitten
Patricia Ann Whitten (née Albert), 70, passed away in Hillcrest Cleveland Clinic hospice care on May 30. Survived by husband John Whitten, sister Debbie (Mike) Heil, son Paul Whitten (Cheryl), daughter Pamela Gall (Dennis), son Steven Whitten, niece and God-Child Stephanie Reminder-Waldron (Brad), and 8 grandchildren; Mallory, Sydney, Amanda, Nicholas, Emma, Lillian, Iris and Opal, and her cats; Gray Day and Whittaker, and predeceased by her parents; Esther (Zavarella) and Carl Albert of Solon. She remained close with her in-laws, and many friends across Ohio throughout the years. She married her beloved husband John on September 7, 1968 at St. Rita’s after attending Solon High School and working at the local grocery store with him. Pat was a former President of local Solon PTAs and of the statewide Ohio PTA. She was also active in Solon school levy issues and Ohio’s school issues with Governors Voinovich and Taft. She has been a longtime supporter of local animal shelters, and this care for animals extended to the squirrels, deer, fox and raccoons she could not resist feeding in her backyard. Many know that she did in fact sneak out and see the Beatles and know how much she loved to dance. We all set our Christmas holiday schedules around Pat’s Christmas party every December 25th. She enjoyed many family vacations to the beach in Hilton Head, and Sanibel Island, Florida along with family stays in Isle of Palms, South Carolina every year. Anyone who met Pat knew how easy it was to connect with her. She always made the time to support those she loved. Her kind and caring spirit and the time spent with her are greatly cherished. Visitation will take place on Thursday, June 4 at Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio 44139, from 3-8 pm. Graveside service will be the following day at Mount Hope Cemetery, 30000 Miles Road, Solon, Ohio 44139 at 11AM. The family will have a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, 15463 Chillicothe Rd, Novelty, OH 44072. Safety masks for the visitation and graveside are appropriate.