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Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
(201) 891-3400
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Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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Funeral service
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
3:00 PM
Vander Plaat Funeral Home
257 Godwin Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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Robert E. Paterson

Allendale - Robert E. Paterson, age 92, of Allendale, passed peacefully on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at home. He was born in Kearny and had been a resident of Allendale since 1960. In 1945, Robert enlisted in the US Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines. After the war, he married the love of his life, Eileen, and they went on to raise a beautiful family.

He worked at the Sperry & Hutchinson Company of NY for 35 years. He retired as Sr. VP, Finance & Treasurer. During his working years he was heavily involved with the National Association of Cost Accountants. After his retirement, he went on to become a Certified Financial Planner. He was very active in the Borough of Allendale, serving as a Council Member for seven years, including as President in 2002. He volunteered his time to many causes including the Election Day Polls, AARP Volunteer Tax Preparer, the Allendale VFW, the Allendale Garden Club, and was named 2008 Volunteer of the Year in Bergen County.

Robert is survived by his children, Carol McCormick (Kevin) of Guilford, CT, Joan Garrand of Waldwick, Donald Paterson (Jeanne) of Seattle, WA and Jeffrey Paterson (Ewa) of Rutherford. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Eileen, two sons - Richard & Robert B., and son in law Stephen Garrand. Visitation will be on January 20th, 2019 from 1-3pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, Wyckoff. A funeral service will begin at 3pm at the funeral home. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, please see the funeral home website obituary at www.vpfh.com for suggested donations.
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