Memorial services for Patricia E. “Patsy” Kropp, who helped establish the Satellites Auxiliary at the former Medical College of Ohio, will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. at Maumee United Methodist Church, 405 Sackett St.
The family will receive family and friends at the church starting at 2 p.m.
Kropp of Toledo died Nov. 28 at age 79.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Kropp, a urologist, who was recruited to join the MCO faculty in 1971.
Once in Toledo, Patsy became involved with early volunteer efforts for the new college and served as president of the Women’s Association.
MCO President Marion Anderson asked Kropp to unite several volunteer groups on campus, and she helped found the Satellites Auxiliary and served as president of the organization.
Later in life, she served as a foster mom for newborns. Kropp also wrote five books, including a children’s story titled Three Bears and a Rabbit.
Per Kropp’s request, her body was donated to the UT Medical Center.