YORK John Albert "Pat" Patterson, Jr., 94, of York, died Saturday, November 30, 2013, at York Lutheran Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Lillian M. (Arnold) Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were married for 47 years. John was born March 18, 1919, in York, the son of the late John Albert Patterson, Sr. and Frances (Hinkle) Patterson. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served during WWII. He retired from Teledyne Readco Company after more than 50 years of employment. John was a 19M36 graduate of William Penn Senior High School. He was a member and past secretary of the White Rose Barber Shop Chorus, where he was Barber Shopper of the Year. John was an avid bowler and was Champion of Champions for the WSBA TV Lane 43 Program. He was a member of the Central York Stetler team for York County Bowling Majors. He was a member of the American Legion Post 791, Shiloh, and past secretary of the York County Trap Association. He was also a past member of the Yankee Club and the Viking Club. John loved being outdoors hunting and fishing. John is survived by three sons, John A. Patterson, III and his wife Connie of Seven Valleys, William A. Patterson and his wife Stacy of Chambersburg, and James Patterson and his wife Barbara of York; a daughter, Jane Parkin of York; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Regina Hoke of Willow Valley; and numerous nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at noon at the Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, with the Rev. Mitchell M. Galloway, pastor of Fourth United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery with graveside military services by the York County Veteran Honor Guard. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 2, 2013