Patricia Lee McCrone passed away after a long illness on December 29. She was 69. McCrone was born on January 24, 1934 in Buffalo, New York to Chester and Celia Stevens, one of four children. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Buffalo and majored in business at which she excelled. She was later voted “Kelly Girl” of Pittsburgh. While in college, she met her husband Jack. They began life together in Kenmore, New York and moved upstate to Elmira, then to Pittsburgh before finally settling in Pacific Palisades, where they lived for 22 years. McCrone loved to travel, which prompted her to work in the travel business. Her husband’s work allowed them to travel all over the world and they continued to do so after retirement. Active in several groups, McCrone was on the board of the Palisades Newcomers Club for several years. She was affiliated with the Venice Family Clinic and helped raise funds, in particular for the annual Venice Art Walk and Children’s Christmas benefit-a challenge she truly loved. More recently, she was active in Las Doradas, a local women’s association which supports a children’s center in Venice. As expressed by dear friends, Pat was a “beacon of light, love and laughter to all who came in contact with her. She enlightened all our lives with her sincere interest in others and her total focus on their care, often brushing aside inquiries about herself.” In addition to her husband Jack, she is survived by her son James. A Mass was said by Msgr. Torgerson at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to any cancer organization would be gratefully received.
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