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1944 Patricia 2015

Patricia McIlraith

July 19, 1944 — February 8, 2015

Patricia A. McIlraith beloved daughter of the late Betty Rockwood and James H. McIlraith. Beloved granddaughter of the late Elsa and Charles Woidt and niece of the late Roscoe Rockwood.

Patricia was born July 19, 1944 in Santa Monica, California. After her parents' divorce, she and her mother moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio to live with her grandparents. She graduated from Shaker Heights High School and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Patricia took courses at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Cleveland State.

She was a High-Fashion Model, having done modeling in San Juan, Puerto Rico and mainly Cleveland. Patricia later worked for Avon cosmetics. She volunteered for the Cleveland Museum of Art for many years and also volunteered to ship toys to orphaned children for Buckner Shoes for Orphans for many years to children, mainly in South America.

The family prefers that those who wish make contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 23215 Commerce Park #300, Cleveland, OH 44122 or to the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 14th at 10 AM at Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Rd., Shaker Hts., OH 44122. FRIENDS MAY CALL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH FROM 3-6 PM AT BROWN-FORWARD, 17022 CHAGRIN BLVD., SHAKER HTS., OH 44120. Interment The Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

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