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Patricia "Patti" Ann Topp

Patricia "Patti" Ann Topp, 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, at her home in Tiburon. Born in Fulham, England, she attended Kingston University in Surrey County. An avid world traveler, her journey began as a teenager with a visit to Spain. In June 1961, at the age of 22, she made the voyage from England to New York on the USS United States, winner of the Blue Riband, the fastest passenger liner in the world at the time. In 1963, she moved to San Francisco and settled in the Bay Area. As one of the first women to promote the travel industry, she visited Central and South America and the Bahamas. She served as a headhunter in the medical industry and joined Kaiser Permanente, earning accolades for her gifted skills with people and organizational talents. In March 2013, Patti retired from Kaiser HealthConnect as a program coordinator. She remained active in her community, pursuing yoga and other interests involving helping people. She followed all the major tennis tournaments and early on in life was a championship player. Always bright, cheerful and giving, Patti was often spotted wearing her signature purple and an angel pin upon her lapel. Surviving her are her beloved brother, Peter Topp of Surrey and nieces Jennifer, Melanie, Amanda, Suzie, Tina and Katie, who also reside in England. She was preceded in death by her parents Percy "Pat" and Mary Topp, and her dear sister Pauline. A private service will be held in her honor.

(Published January 27, 2016)

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