2014-03-29 / Obituaries

Waldo L. “Walt” Patterson

Funeral services for Waldo L. “Walt” Patterson were held March 26, 2014, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark. Interment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors rendered by Licking County Veterans Alliance.

Mr. Patterson, age 87 of Thornville, passed away March 22, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care, Newark. He was born February 28, 1927, in Perry County, Ohio, the son of Clayton and Edith (Marsh) Patterson. He graduated from Somerset High School and served on the USS Mississippi as a signalman during WWII. He retired as a production control supervisor from the Newark Air Force Base after 26 years of employment. He was also self-employed owning a flooring company. He was a member of the American Legion. His family remembers him as someone who loved his family and enjoyed golf, traveling across the country, working in the yard and making lawn ornaments.

Walt is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan Patterson; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Jan Patterson of AL; daughter and son-inlaw, Cheri and Mike Miller of Newark; granddaughter, Cindy Martin; great grand children, Tyler Sullivan, Katelyn and Tritney Brewer; greatgreat grandson, Avery Sullivan; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Paul Ortman and Virginia and Kenneth Rardain.

In addition to his parents; brothers, Jim, Edwin and George; sister, Ruth; and a grandson, Jason Miller preceded Walt in death.

The family suggests memorial gifts in Walt’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association .

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