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Richard Vincent Pater


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Richard Vincent Pater

AGE: 84 • Wilmington

Richard Vincent Pater died of multiple myeloma on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

He was born in Gnienzo, Poland, July 19, 1932 and was the son of the late Edmund and Florentyna Pater. Richard is survived by 3 sisters in Poland, Maria Cislo, Lucja Pater-Chuda and Malgorzata Glowka, 3 nieces, 2 nephews all in Poland and his partner of 50 years, Gene.

Pater's childhood in Poland was filled with war atrocities followed by excesses of Polish Communism during the Cold War. Pater immigrated to the United States in 1959. He obtained a PhD in organic chemistry in 1964 from the University of Florida and worked 29 years as an organic chemist for the Dupont Company. Pater enjoyed Gene's company traveling both in the U.S. and Europe. His other interests included listening to classical music, reading and trips to Atlantic City.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Delaware Hospice, www.delawarehospice.org/donate-now/.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 19, from 10-11am, at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, where a funeral service will begin at 11am. Burial follow at All Saints Cemetery.

For online condolences visit: www.mccreryandharra.com
Published in The News Journal from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, 2016
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