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Dr. Patricia Ann London

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Dr. Patricia Ann London, 70, exhaled her last breath on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. She was married to James E. Gross and they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in April. Pat was born October 3,1951 in Bellefonte, PA and was the daughter of the late Martin and Dorothy (Kuharski) London. She is survived by a daughter Alexandra London Gross of Charlottesville, Virginia, a brother Raymond London and his wife Kathy, and sister Debra London both of Bellefonte, PA. She also has many nieces, nephews, and extended family. She also leaves behind her doggie Ellie and grand dog Luna. Pat was a teacher for 35 years in the Bermudian Springs School District, spending most of her career in the Middle School teaching Health and Physical Education. She held numerous degrees including a Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s of Health Education both from The Pennsylvania State University. In 2002, Pat earned a Doctorate in Adult Education from Penn State. Dr. London taught and was a Supervisory Instructor at Messiah College following her retirement from public education. She touched the lives of numerous young people, many of whom remained close to her throughout her life. Pat and Jim loved to travel and had the privilege to visit all seven Continents. Their last trip together was to the Arctic where they witnessed the incredible effects of global warming on our planet. Pat had many circles of friends, including a tight group of childhood friends, Stephanie, Noonie, and Jerry, with whom she celebrated her 70th Birthday at Rehoboth Beach. Pat enjoyed golfing, bowling, exercising and going to coffee with her ladies. She loved to garden and tend to her Koi pond. She had an incredibly warm personality and could easily turn a stranger into a friend. Her friend Sue was a great help and comfort to Pat. Pat had a dream to own a beach house and thanks to a partnership with her niece Jode and Jode’s husband Eric, she had her “Happy Place” in Rehoboth Beach. She loved the beach and especially her beach house. In 2015 she was diagnosed with ALK-positive lung cancer and received treatment at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia under the care of Dr. Jessica Bauman. She participated in several clinical trials and hoped that she helped other ALK-positive patients achieve a longer, fuller life. A Celebration of Life to honor Pat will be held at the convenience of the family. The family asks that Memorial Contributions be made in Pat’s memory to the York City Parks Conservancy, P.O. Box 1912, York, PA 17405 or the American Lung Association at www.lung.org.

Posted online on September 22, 2022

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