Hubert Alexander Patterson
1950 - 2019
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Patterson, Hubert Alexander
Hubert Alexander "Hap" Patterson, 69, died peacefully on November 30, 2019 in Boca Raton, FL from complications of being hit by a car while running. His wife of 45 years, Joyce (Musser) Patterson, survives.
He was on born October 1, 1950 in Moultrie, GA to the late Hubert and Helen (Gilbert) Patterson. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State. He retired as VP of Advanced Research in 2018 after 33 years with Sensormatic. He was an avid runner and cyclist, and traveled on every continent.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons Daniel M. married to Karen Hsu, Los Angeles, CA, and Kevin A., Deerfield Beach; one grandchild Alexander; and one sister Helen Lee Morton, Germanton, NC.
A Memorial Service will be held on December 4 at 2:00PM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 6301 SW 18th St, Boca Raton, FL 33433. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the church.

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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2019.
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December 11, 2019
Heaven has a new star and the world has lost a brilliant and kind man. Thank you Hap for all you have given and your mentoring. Condolences to the whole family
Robin Hensley
December 5, 2019
I am privileged to have worked with Hap at Tyco/Sensormatic and sought his guidance many times on RFID topics. Being the wise and understanding gentleman he was, he would patiently explain his answers to this non-engineer. Even in retirement, he helped guide the evolution of our product on his visit to California this past June. Rest in peace, Hap-- we will miss you.
Rich Marshall
December 4, 2019
Several of Hap's former GE co-workers were saddened to hear of his passing and wish to extend our condolences to his family.
Doug Judd
December 4, 2019
It's hard to believe Hap Patterson is no more wit us. Deepest Condolences to Hap's family. I worked for him at Tyco in Bangalore (India). He was a gem of a person, so humble and respectable. Hap's mentorship and guidance helped me shape a lot of aspects in my personal and professional fronts and I am ever thankful to him. Prayers to his family.
Manjuprakash Rama Rao
December 3, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Patterson family. I had the honor and privilege to work with Hap and learn from him as a professional but often he shared stories about his family and hobbies. He'd had many puzzles and brain teasers on his desk and I never managed to solve any but with a kind and gentle heart give me the answers without making me feel bad. In loving memory.
Shirley Zajia
December 3, 2019
So sorry to hear about this. I worked for Hap at Tyco and I learned so much from him. I continue to use what he taught me and what I observed from him in my current work. He was a great man and leader. I miss our talks about Boy Scouts. RIP Hap.
Jeff Wicklein
December 3, 2019
I worked at Tyco as an electrical engineer, and remember Hap being so approachable despite being the director of Research. He has inspired so many through his work. Prayers to his family.
Poornima Shankar
December 3, 2019
Joyce Patterson
December 2, 2019
Hap was a fine man, unselfish and a breath of energy. He volunteered to teach the Scouts about hiking, cycling and spelunking. I often saw him running- and could not catch him, despite the fact he is 18 years my senior. So sad this has happened. Sending prayers for his family.
Gary Giles
December 2, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the Patterson family on the loss of Hap. I had the honor of working with him as part of Advanced Research. I have never worked with a keener mind coupled with a genial and open character. A good boss and a good man.

Again my condolences,

Mike Cronin, Cork, Ireland
Mike Cronin
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