JAMESTOWN, Pennsylvania – Richard L. Patterson, age 94, of Pyma Drive, Jamestown passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
His last day was spent at his lake house enjoying the water and the house that he loved.
He was born in Greenville on April 6, 1923 a son of Sam and Jessie (Leippley) Patterson.
He was a 1941 graduate of Fredonia High School and earned an associate’s degree in aviation from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.
On December 11, 1943 Richard married Mercedes (McEwen) Patterson, she passed away July 1, 2015.
He served his country in the United States Air Force as an E7 Master Sargent.
He was employed as an aviation mechanic in Vienna, Ohio for 28 years.
He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Greenville and the Jamestown Lion’s Club.
Richard and Mercedes enjoyed wintering in Florida for more than 20 years and made many friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Jayne C. Csonka and her husband, Paul of Greenville and Dixie L. Gebert and her husband, George of Worthington, Ohio; a sister, Lois McConnell and her husband, Rodney of Muncie, Indiana; a granddaughter, Jessica Gebert of Columbus, Ohio; four grandsons, Sam Csonka and his wife, Christine of Greenville, Capt. Andrew Gebert and his wife, Marisa of Atlanta, Georgia, Timothy Gebert and his wife, Tatum of West Palm Beach, Florida and Daniel Gebert of Worthington, Ohio and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister, Bertha Nist and a stepbrother, Cecil Patterson.
Calling Hours will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, Pennsylvania.
A Memorial Service will take place Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer Street in Greenville, Pastors Onnalee Patterson and Paul Mitchell, co-officiating.
Burial will be in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, 44 S. Mercer St., Greenville, PA 16125.
A television tribute will air Friday, July 7 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.