Robert G. Patterson, Sr., 76, of 321 Hazel Avenue, Ellwood City passed away in the home of his daughter on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 3:54 P.M. Born in Ellwood City on March 16, 1932, Robert was the son of the late George and Cevilla McDanel Patterson. In 1991 Mr. Patterson retired from the Ellwood City Forge and during his retirement, he delivered parts for Allied Auto in Ellwood City and also worked part time as a custodian at the New Brighton YMCA. He was a Veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy. Mr. Patterson volunteered with the Adult Literacy Council at the Ellwood City Area Public Library and was a former volunteer for the Ellwood City Packers Youth Football. Mr. Patterson will continue to help others even now that he has passed away through the donation of his body to science. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Robert G. and Jessica Patterson, Jr. of Ellwood City, Susan Hartman of Ellwood City, Barbara and Tom Hahn, Linda Mason and William "Bucky" Patterson, all of Arizona, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Connie Patterson and Charles and Shirley Patterson all of Ellwood City, and his former spouses, Margaret "Peggy" Johnston of Arizona and Micki Patterson, of Ellwood City. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Patterson and a sister, Teep La Ritz. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, February 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 25th at 8:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Tod Custer of Christ Presbyterian Church, celebrant. Private interment will take place in Clinton Cemetery. Contributions can be made in Mr. Patterson's name to the donor's favorite charity.
Thank you too all that have conveyed your condolenses to us. My Dad was a great man in many ways. To the Navy buddies: Dad was so proud of serving in the Navy and often talked about it and when he was stationed in Cypress. He will truly be missed by my mom, brother, his grandchildren, and myself as well as all those that he touched!
RIchard Cupka Sr.
I did not have the pleasure of knowing Bob, but served as a CT during the same time as he did, during the Korean War, 1954-57.
My condolences and personal sympathies from one Nvy CT family to another....
"Forever a CT...."
IB-54-55, Midway CTR3 55-56, Kami Seya CTR2 56-57
Richard D. Cupka Sr.
4010 Black Forest Lane
West Lafayette, IN 47906-5243
Tele:  583-2563
my condolences to micki,bj,susan,chris,brett&craig
I was sorry to hear of the passing of my friend Bobby. He alway left me with a smile on my face when we spoke, over the years. Bobby was a real pleasure to have known, and I will miss him.
In closing I want to express to his family my deepest sympathy and I feel, as you do, we lost one of the "good one's"..!!
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