Patricia Striar Rohner grew up in South Orange, New Jersey. She always loved to read and write. Her neighbor and teacher, Dorothy Nordmann helped and encouraged her. At the age of twelve, Pat signed up for oil painting lessons with Paul Jacobson in South Orange. She learned a lot from him and is still painting to this day.
Pat has four children and twelve grandchildren. She attended Brandeis University and majored in Theater Arts. She obtained a Masters degree (MSW) from the Simmons School of Social Work. Pat loves the Boston Red Sox and plays golf.