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Billy Pate In Memoriam
Pate, Billy 02/22/1937 ~ 04/16/2014 SANTEE -- Born to Walter and Ethel Pate in Chipley, Fl. Bill married Patricia Potter and together they raised two children, Billy and Denise. He moved his family to San Diego with the US Navy and made his home in Santee in 1965. Bill served his country honorably for 24 years and retired as a Senior Chief in 1979. He served on seven naval vessels during his career including the USS Bon Homme Richard. In 1979, he began his second career at Alvarado Hospital as the Chief Engineer. He retired in 1994. Pat predeceased Bill in 1998. Bill found love for a second time in 2004 with Jeanne Nickoli and they were married on May 22, 2004. In addition to his children Billy Pate and Denise Hooks (Jim), and his wife Jeanne, Bill is survived by a stepson Tim Nickoli and his wife Chrissy. He leaves behind 10 grandchildren: Brandon, Shannon, Lauren, Michael, Keri (Zach), Jay, Cody, Ty, Catherine, Alexander, and great-grandchild Mason. A Viewing and Rosary will be held at El Cajon Mortuary, 684 S. Mollison Ave., on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Lakeside at 10:00 a.m. Reception following Funeral Mass in OLPH Hall.
Published in U-T San Diego on Apr. 21, 2014
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