Patricia B Dennison (Robinson) was born in Cleveland on March 4th, 1936 to John A. Robinson and Julia Keene. She grew up in the Central Neighborhood as the second oldest of four siblings. Patricia attended “old” St. Edward’s Catholic Elementary School and graduated from John Adams High School.
Patricia Worked for the Defense Contract Administration Services Region (DECASR) in the Federal Building in downtown Cleveland from 1968 to 1988. In 1989, she married James Dennison, a truck driver. They spent the next ten years together on the road truck driving. She enjoyed travelling and seeing much of the United States.
Patricia has always been active in her community and loved to help others. She was the street club president for E.143rd and E.144th streets. She had been highly active over the years and worked diligently to get the community involved. Patricia worked closely with the 4th district police department on safety concerns for her community. Over the past 12 years, Patricia had been a secretary of the 4th district community relations committee and attended all the word club, safety and community meetings. She helped take other residents to meetings with her who could not drive or get out on their own. Patricia was board member for the Concerned Citizens Council, a nonprofit organization. She has been a member of the nonprofit group Substance Abuse Initiative Organization under the guidance of Rev. Richard McCain where she was instrumental in doing drug vigils and was responsible for getting the drug free zone signage into the Miles, Barlette, Buckeye, Slavic Village, St. Clair, and Union areas.
In her spare time, Patricia loved to read, travel, sew and crochet. She was an active member at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.
Patricia had two sons, Clifford (deceased) and Royce Sr. (deceased), three grandchildren, Nicole, Royce Jr., and Rion, four great-grandchildren, siblings John Oliver, Michael Andrew, John David (who preceded her in death), sister Carole Speights, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her passing.
Patricia Loved Cleveland and enjoyed having all four seasons. She would say,” There is plenty to do here, especially with all the arts and entertainment.”.
Patricia was committed to the Ward 2 community and always helped where and when she could. Patricia said,” The best way to engage at every age is by staying young thinking and listening to young people and caring about what they have to say. It is important to be involved in as much as you can and be thankful for everyday!”.
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