October 28, 1951 ~ April 23, 2011
Manhattan Beach, CA
Patricia Susan Kemalyan
Oct 28, 1951 â€“ April 23, 2011
On Saturday, April 23, Patty lost her courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed away at her home in Manhattan Beach with her loved ones at her side.
She will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched. She cherished where she lived and her family often considered her to be an unofficial ambassador for Manhattan Beach. An avid runner she often ran from Pier to Pier enjoying the beach she loved so much.
A South Bay native, she attended Torrance schools and became a Registered Nurse. She began her career at Little Company of Mary Hospital as a neonatal care nurse and over the years progressed to management where she was successful as the Director of Community Outreach for the Hospital.
She created the Ningen Dock program and established the Partners for Healthy Kids program. Eventually she took her skills and knowledge to the consulting world. She worked with non-profits and medical centers writing grant proposals and creating programs to take health care to children in disadvantaged areas.
Patty continued her educational path while simultaneously working and raising a family until she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Chapman College in July 1997. She placed a high value on education and wanted to be a good role model for her children.
But no matter how important her work may have been, her family came first. In recent years she enjoyed being a devoted mother, wife, daughter and grandmother. She loved her family and friends and always went out of her way to graciously bring joy to others. She was known as a â€œgiverâ€, always worrying about others and going out of her way to make those around her happy.
She is survived by her father, Ildefonso â€œMikeâ€ Dominguez, husband Ron, brother Mike Dominguez and sister Becky Dominguez, children Jennifer Ade, Lesley Aderholt, Nicholas Kemalyan, stepson Timothy Kemalyan, and three grandchildren: Catherine Ade, Hannah and Noah Aderholt.
She will be remembered for her loving, caring and humorous disposition. She was a gutsy, vibrant, amorous and exceptional human being.
PATTY SUE WAS LIKE A COMET â€¦.SHE SPARKLED AND SHINED BRIGHTLYâ€¦.BUT LEFT US WAY TOO SOON.
A Party to Celebrate Pattyâ€™s Life will be held in Pattyâ€™s Honor at the Family Home in Manhattan Beach on Saturday, May 21.
Donations to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will help fight the disease that took Patty.