Patricia Robinson, 61

Pratt staff member

April 05, 2007

Patricia Robinson, who walked to her job at the Central Enoch Pratt Library for more than 40 years, died March 27 after collapsing at her West Baltimore home. She was 61.

Family members said she was taken to Bon Secours Hospital. The cause has not been determined pending autopsy results.

Born in Tucson, Ariz., she moved to Baltimore in 1946 and lived on Baker Street. A 1963 Forest Park High School graduate, she earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from what is now Towson University.

Miss Robinson worked at the old Montgomery Ward and Hutzler's department stores before joining the Pratt staff in 1966. She worked in the telephone reference department and frequently answered questions about football and the Ravens.

"She was industrious and perennially upbeat," said Joyce Worsley, also a Pratt staff member. "She was patient and did not get upset easily. I never saw her get angry in the 25 years we worked together."

Miss Robinson, who had a driver's license, preferred walking to and from her job from her longtime Dukeland Street home. She also took other lengthy walks throughout the city and swam at a downtown health club.

She collected troll dolls.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Charles and Franklin streets.

Survivors include her mother, Marjorie Robinson of Baltimore; two sisters, Carol Robinson of Lake City, Colo., and Charlesetta Webster of Decatur, Ill.; three nieces; and three nephews.

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