Herman Patchett (1918 - 2012)

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H.W. "Pat"

Patchett

Asheville - H.W. "Pat" Patchett, 94, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the VA Medical Center. A native of Detroit, MI, he was a son of the late John and Maria Capaldi Patchett.

Other than his parents, Mr. Patchett is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Ball Patchett; six brothers, Sam, Frank, Joe, Albert, Earl and Andy Patchett; and two sisters, Nellie Polidori and Theresa Smith. He was a veteran of the US Army, retired as an executive from Ford Motor Company, and prepared taxes until he was 90 years old.

He is survived by his son, Jack Pegg of Candler; daughter, Judy Goforth and her husband, Bill, of Asheville; four grandchildren, Michael Goforth and his wife, Kim, Donna Goforth Wingo, Sandra Pegg LaFrance and her husband, John, and Sharon Pegg Dotson and her husband, Chip; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler Goforth, Samantha and Dillon Wingo, Hannah and Rachel Dotson, Jack, Claire and Megan LaFrance; one great-great grandson, Michael Benjamin Goforth; one sister-in-law, Rose Patchett and several nephews and nieces.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home, Tunnel Road. Interment will be in Ashelawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.

Memorials may be made to the .

The online register is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 21, 2012
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