Patricia I. Kapp, artist

Patricia I. Kapp of Ridgefield died Aug. 18 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 63.

Born in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Dr. Herbert and Maxine Ilgren of Wynnewood, Pa.

She graduated from Lower Merion High School, attended Alfred University and travelled Europe for two years to pursue her interest in art. After returning to the United States she completed her education at the Moore College of Art and Goddard College, where she graduated with a degree in art therapy.

After many years working as a therapist, she moved to Connecticut and transitioned her career to the graphic arts where she worked for Bell Atlantic Mobile and NYNEX before her retirement in 1996.

Aside from drawing and painting, she loved gardening and taking long walks with her friends.

She is survived by her husband of 27 years, William K. Kapp; two children, Daniel and Whitney Kapp of Ridgefield; a sister, Barbara Russell and husband Cal of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a sister, Nancy Schluter and husband Bill of Wilmington, Del.; a brother, Dr. Edward Ilgren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Regional Hospice and Home Care of Danbury, 30 Milestone Road, Danbury, 06810.

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