March 4, 1934 - June 20, 2018 Born and raised in Littlerock, AK, Jerry attended Harvard, and graduated from Vanderbilt in the 1950s. Later in life, as an educator, he made a special connection with his students at Hollywood HS. He was a world traveler, writer of short novels and poetry, Veteran of the Korean War, he volunteered as a Minister at the Peter Pitchess Detention Center for many years and lately at hospitals for senior citizens. JP supported LACMA, The Music Center, The Opera Associates, and The Zachary Foundation. He leaves behind his beloved wife Virginia Gagan-Patterson, and 5 grandchildren, Duncan, Max, Nathaniel, Noah, and Jared. Jerry was a consummate gentleman and his manners and good nature will always be remembered!
Published in Los Angeles Times from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2018.