SALAMANCA, N.Y. - Roberta Patterson Stone, 94, of Kill Buck, passed away at her home Wednesday (Aug. 24, 2016).
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Born April 19, 1922, in Salamanca, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Mildred Slade Patterson. She was married on April 24, 1948 to Mr. Harold O. Jacobson, who predeceased her on April 29, 1970. On April 13, 1981, she married Mr. William E. Stone Jr., who survives.
She attended nursing school at Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, obtaining her LPN in 1943.
During World War II, she worked at Bell Aircraft in Buffalo as the proverbial Rosie "Roberta" the Riveter. Following the war, she returned to Kill Buck and worked in the offices of Dr. Charles Barranco and Dr. Donald J. Meehan. Following the death of her first husband, she returned to school and graduated from Jamestown Community College in 1973 with an Associate's Degree in Nursing and her RN License. She then worked in the former Salamanca Hospital, the offices of Dr. Guterez and Dr. Widger as a nurse practitioner, and retired as the elementary school nurse for the Salamanca Central School District.
She was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bradford, Pa., the Order of the Eastern Star Mizpah Chapter #162, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the B&O Railroad Brakeman & Conductors. She also served as the historian for the Town of Great Valley for 50 years.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Rev. Harold O. (Deborah) Jacobson of Clarion, Pa., Donald J. Jacobson of Salamanca; four grandchildren, Karl E. Jacobson of Distant, Pa., Kirk J. Jacobson of Clarion, Johanna J. Shaefer of Columbus, Ohio, Lindsay Jacobson Larrimore of Conway, S.C.; three great-grandchildren, Savanna M. Shaefer, Lydia Jacobson, Aiden Larrimore; a special nephew, Robert Patterson of Clearwater, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Beverly Patterson of Kill Buck and Iris Jacobson of Salamanca; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Otis Patterson in 2015.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca. Funeral services will be held in St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Pierotti of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Bradford, Pa., officiating.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.
E-condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to facebook.com/onofh.
O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc Funeral Home
25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2016