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Richard L. Patterson
Richard L. Dick Patterson, of Allentown, formerly of Macungie, died Feb. 13, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital of Allentown. He was the husband of Mayellen (Shahmoon) Patterson celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary last July. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late William and Ellen (Sherry) Patterson of Allentown. He graduated from Augusta Military Academy and was their champion trumpet player all through school. He served several years in the Merchant Marines. He atteneded Lebanon College as a music major. He worked summers at Lehigh Structural Steel and then studied structural steel drafting with them. Completed the Dale Carnegie Course and promoted to structural steel salesman for New York and Boston. After several years, transferred to Maryland and covered Viginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland for many years worked to Fuller Co. He enjoyed many years of fishing, boating and swimming with family at a summer place and in the winter at Lake Wallenpaupack, PA, baseball games with his grandson and St. Francis De Sales College Children Shows with granddaughter. Was a member and convert of St. Francis of Assisi and last a member of St. Catherine of Siena. Survivors: Wife; son, Andrew L. Patterson; and daughter, Linda A. Maines; great-granddaughter, Shaelyn Maines and her mother, Kim Maines. Predeceased by son, Michael Tanner Patterson and grandson, Ian Christopher Maines. Services: Private for the family with Cremation Society of Pennsylvania.
Published in Morning Call on Feb. 16, 2013
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