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Francis Wayland "Frank" Pattison Jr.

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Francis "Frank" Wayland PATTISON, Jr. Born in East Northfield, MA December 16, 1919, died peacefully with family at his side in Seattle, WA on Jan. 10, 2011 at age 91. He is survived by his wife Harriet McCord Pattison (married 1947), sister Meredith Gaskill, brother-in-law Evan S. McCord, four children - Cindy Metler (Dick), Dick Pattison (Patsy), Brad Pattison, and Scott Pattison (Julie), 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Through his life, Frank was actively involved with his faith community - most recently at Plymouth Congregational Church where he was a member since 1984. He attended Linfield College to the outbreak of WW II, when he was assigned as a civilian to Bremerton Naval Shipyard to install radar and ordnance systems, including aboard the Battleship Missouri. He completed studies at the UW, with a B.S. in Health Sciences and was a member of Delta Upsilon. Frank was PNW Sales Engineer for Standard Paper Box for 48 years; he was also involved with development of Silver Skis Chalet and the Chapel at Crystal, as well as lodging at White Pass. Frank loved sharing the outdoors with family and friends - camping, sailing, boating and especially skiing. With Harriet, he taught each of their four children to ski by age four, with the mountains becoming the family's favorite winter retreat. 'Buzz' loved being active and trying new things such as lessons on hang-gliders and in sailplanes and helicopters. He is perhaps best known for his passion for projects - ranging from building his own home, to setting up TPs for camping in the San Juans. Upon arrival at a campsite on Puget Sound, Buzz typically would build a raft, fashioned of driftwood, powered by a British Seagull - complete with a flagpole - in less than an hour. Frank was a member of Plymouth Church, The Pacific Northwest Forum, Master Brewers Association, Seattle Yacht Club and Seattle Tennis Club. A service in celebration of his life will be held at Park Shore Retirement Home, 1630 - 43rd Ave E, Seattle, 98112 on Monday, January 24th at 3:00 pm. Remembrances - In lieu of flowers, a donation in his honor to Park Shore Employee Fund, Linfield College, Plymouth, or the charity of your choice is suggested. Sign Frank's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 16 to Jan. 20, 2011
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