ROSENKRANZ, Patricia (Age 90) Patricia Leone (Sullivan) Rosenkranz, 90, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2021 in Vancouver, Washington. She lived in Spokane for 30 years and retired to Ocean Park, Washington in 1994. She moved to Glenwood Place Senior Living Community in Vancouver in 2019. Pat was born in Minot, North Dakota, on February 12, 1931. Her family moved to Seattle in 1941 to work in the shipyards during the height of World War II. Pat graduated from Cleveland High School in 1949 and married H. Craig Rosenkranz in 1952. Daughters Nancy and Jane were born in Seattle, and in 1963 the family moved to Spokane. Pat worked at KHQ television and took art classes until returning to school for a teaching certificate, graduating with Honors from Eastern Washington University in 1970. She taught art and social studies and coached the girls' volleyball team at Medical Lake Middle School. She was an inspirational teacher there until she retired to care for Craig after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Pat and Craig attended Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church and were active in the Lilac Association and South Hill Shriners. Pat oversaw construction of a new home at the family vacation property in Ocean Park, where she lived following Craig's death in 1997. In recent years, Pat enjoyed travel, time with family, and community activities in Ocean Park and in Kalama with Don Armeni, who was also a Cleveland High alum. A lifelong interest in history led her to write "Honored Dead", a collection of biographies of Cleveland boys who died in WWII. She was active in the Methodist Women's Club and often joined Don as a volunteer with the Lions Club and at other events in Kalama. Pat moved to Glenwood Place in Vancouver in 2019, where she enjoyed making new friends and participating in new activities. Pat is survived by daughters Nancy Biasi (Dennis) of Portland, Jane Rettig (Steve) of Spokane; grandchildren Simon and Christopher Biasi, Cara Rettig Lommen (Drew), Haley Rettig Dang (Maika); five great-grandchildren and her loving companion, Don Armeni. She will join her mother and brother at Holyrood Cemetery in Seattle. A memorial will be held at a later date. Donations can be sent to: Cleveland High School Alumni Association PO Box 94004 Seattle WA 98124-9404 Forest Activities Memorial: Patricia L. Rosenkranz '49; Or: Kalama Methodist Women. P.O. Box 397 Kalama, WA 98625.
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Published by Spokesman-Review on Apr. 25, 2021.