Darrell J. Patton Sr.

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Darrell J. Patton Sr., age 70, of Hickory Road, DuBois, Pa., died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at his home.
Born March 27, 1946, in Tyrone, Pa., he was the son of his late mother, Isabel (Howard) Patton and his late father, Donald Patton.
On May 15, 1971, he married Shirley Mae (Muth) Patton. She survives.
He graduated from Tyrone High School in 1964 where he played football and wrestled, and the Allegheny Technical Institute in 1996. He received a bachelor of science degree with honors in workforce education and instructional development from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007.
Darrell retired as a field service technician in 2015 from Sheetz, Inc. after 20 years of service. Previously, he owned and operated his own business, D J Electronics from 1972-1995. He received a certification completion for refrigeration from Ferris University in 1992. He was an instructor at Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville, Pa., in electronic technology and electrical construction from 1972 to 1979.
He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Brockway, Pa. He enjoyed taking photographs of wildlife and flowers, capturing great pictures. He was an avid Steelers fan, Pirates fan, and Penn State football and basketball fan. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. Most importantly, he loved his family.
He is survived by two sons, Darrell J. Patton Jr. of DuBois, Pa., and Jonathan Patton and his wife, Denise of Greer, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Morgan, Isabel and Olivia Patton. He is also survived by a sister, Donna Masaveg of Garfield Heights, Ohio and a sister-in-law, Patricia L. Muth of DuBois, Pa.
Darrell was preceded in death by his sister, Mary E. Patton.
A private family service was held from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. Pastor Mark Lutcher officiated.
Burial is in Boone Mountain Cemetery.
The family requests memorials be made to the .
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Courier Express from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2016