Kathleen Patricia Gannon left life too soon on the afternoon of Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Patty was a caring mother, sister, daughter, niece, co-worker and friend. She was born to John and Catherine Gannon in Washington, D.C. on March 17, 1954. She leaves behind her daughter, Eireanne Patricia Slagle; her twin brother, John Gannon; and her younger sister, Joan Gannon Davis.
Patty loved many things in life and always embraced those loves with passion and eagerness. She was devoted to her daughter, loved her work and co-workers and the beach at Ocean City. Patty loved her Irish heritage, being born on St. Patrick’s Day after all, she loved softball, she was a skilled and avid scuba-diver and was passionate about saving the ocean and marine life, specifically dolphins. Patty enjoyed a varied and rewarding working career. After high school she worked at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., found her way to the American Physical Therapy Association in Alexandria, Virginia and eventually landed the position of Senior Software Developer with TMA Resources where she helped architect the Personify platform.
As a single mother, Patty faced and overcame many hardships. In addition to working full-time while raising her daughter, Patty took on the part-time job of delivering newspapers by van to local areas in the early morning hours with her child alongside. She would then take her daughter to day care and head off to her full-time position. Despite these difficulties, Patty still found time to help her daughter discover new wonders of growing up near the nation’s capital and she continued to enjoy the friendships of her softball teammates.
Patty Gannon was loved by all that knew her well and we will miss her laughter, enthusiasm and excitement.