Pat Patterson passed away on March 26, 2017 in Oakdale, CA at the age of 87. Pat was born in Stockton, Ca in 1929 to Carroll and Lillian Patterson. He lived in Farmington, Ca. for 11 years and then moved to Escalon. At the age of 15 he enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He served in the Philippines and New Guinea in WWII in 1944.
After returning he met the love of his life Earline Brown. They married, started their family and lived in Escalon for 35 years, then moved to Oakdale. His first job was at the family business, Patterson’s Service Station. He was employed by Burkes Honda in Modesto for 16 years. He owned the Oakdale Radio Shack for 14 years. He has been an avid amateur radio operator since 1953. He was a member of the Northern Ca. DX Club, a life member of American Radio Relay League and a member of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, Port of Stockton Chapter. He enjoyed meeting with his Ham radio friends on Thursday mornings.
He was preceded in death by his wife Earline in 2006 and his son Leslie in 2000. He is survived by his daughter Connie Pereira (husband Joe), grandchildren Amie Conde (Preston), Jared Hohenwarter (Erin), Heidi Patterson, Heather Patterson, Shannon Largent (Steve) and Stacy Halvorsen (Mark) and nine great-grandchildren; sister Joan Kane (Bill).
Arrangements have been entrusted to Deegan Funeral Chapels. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at Saron Lutheran Church in Escalon. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Pat’s memory to Escalon Saron Lutheran Church.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
April 5, 2017