Frank Knowles Patterson
AGE: 81 • Pocopson Twp.
Frank Knowles Patterson, 81, of Pocopson Twp., died Thursday March 13, 2014 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Troy Long Patterson, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland OH, he was a son of the late Thomas A. Patterson and Margaret Knowles Patterson.
Frank earned his PHD from the University of Connecticut in 1966. He served our country during the Korean War
in the Air force. He retired from DuPont Company as the market development manager for the electronics division in 1991 after 26 years of service. He developed 23 patents over the span of his career. During his retirement, Frank started his own wine education company, Tradewines, which was then converted into a wine importing company. He worked at Chaddsford Winery offering Wine education, at Longwood Gardens in their vegetable gardens, and as an adjunct professor at Wilmington University teaching World of Wines where he introduced 90 different wines each semester.
Frank was a member of Church of the Advent in Kennett square where he participated on many committees. He and his wife, Troy, were very involved with Friendship House, which assisted the homeless, abused woman and those with addictions, in Wilmington DE. He loved animals, taking in rescue dogs and cats on a regular basis.
Survivors include in addition to his wife, two sons, Frank B. Patterson of IL and Matthew G. Patterson and his wife Nathalie, their daughter Shoshana, of NY; one daughter, Rhonda L. Patterson of CA and one brother Thomas A. Patterson and his wife Erna of FL. He was predeceased by a daughter Laurie.
You are invited to Frank's Celebration of Life Service at 10AM Saturday March 22, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent 401 N. Union St. Kennett Square, PA., 19348. Interment will immediately follow in the church memorial garden. Contributions in his memory may be made to Friendship House P.O. Box 1517 Wilmington, DE 19899. Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To share a memory with Frank's family, please visit www.griecocares.com