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Patricia A. (Young) Christenson, age 83 of Kirtland Hills, died Wednesday December 27, 2017 at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights. She was born August 10, 1934 in Cleveland, OH.

Patricia was a 1952 Valedictorian graduate of Kirtland High School, 1957 graduate with a BBA in Marketing Research from Fenn College currently known as Cleveland State and a 1981 MBA graduate of Lake Erie College.

Mrs. Christenson was employed by the Regional Planning Commission to perform research and analysis to study the needs of a community college which resulted in the current Lakeland Community College. She was a well known accounting teacher at Mentor High School where she worked most of her 32 years with the Mentor Public School System from where she retired.

Patricia was a very active member of the Fairport Harbor Yacht Club, Mentor Women's Club, Mentor Senior Center, Miscellany Club of Mentor, South Shore Cruising Club, Midwest Motorhome Club, Lake County Retired Teachers and the Fine Arts Assoc. She was an avid bridge player.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years: Richard W. Christenson II, children: Richard W. (Tracy McCarty) Christenson III, Laura (Jeffrey) Gollehon and Janet (Mark) Jacobson, grandchildren: Richard W. Christenson IV, Cassia Christenson, Garrett (Brittani) Gollehon, Danielle Gollehon, Tory, Riley and Charter Jacobson, sister: Mary Lou (Jeff) Peters, her cat: Honey Bun and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Patricia in death are her parents: Alfred J. and Mary J. Young and brothers: Robert and John "Jack" Young.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday January 2, 2018 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

A funeral service will be 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the funeral home.

A private family interment will be in All Souls Cemetery in Chardon.

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