Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War|
Francis J. "Pat" Patton, age 85, formerly of Milton, DE, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Salem Hospital in Mannington, NJ.
Born in Clifton Heights, PA, to the late James F. & Marion D. (Carty) Patton; he had lived in Briarcliffe, PA, and Ocean View, NJ, prior to living in Milton.
Mr. Patton served in the US Navy during WWII and during the Korean War, then he worked at the A & P warehouse in Yeadon, PA and at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. He was also a juvenile officer and later a police officer in Darby Township.
Survivors: Mr. Patton is survived by his children, Stephen, Debbie, Richard, and Donna; seven grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Sellers and Florence "Sissy" Brown, and he was predeceased by his brothers, James "Pat" and Albert "Buddy" and his sisters, Helen and Katherine.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr. Patton's memory may be made to the Delaware County SPCA, 555 Sandy Bank Rd., Media, PA, 19063 (610-566-1370), or to A Buddy For Life Rescue, 1148 Pulaski Hwy., Suite 309, Bear, DE, 19701 (302-322-4997).
Please visit www.htlayton.com to leave a note of condolence to the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Woodstown, NJ, 856-769-1515.
Published in Daily Times on Feb. 26, 2012