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Joseph Dean Patterson

Joseph Dean Patterson, 76, of Kenton, passed away Thursday morning, October 5, 2017 at his home.

Joe was born in Belle Center on January 18, 1941 to the late Alfred Gorley and Helen (McGinnis) Patterson. Joe was also preceded in death by his siblings: Maxine Pemberton, Alfred Patterson Jr., Larry Patterson, Mary Chamberlin, and James L. Patterson.

Joe was a US Navy Veteran and served during the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and was a military advisor in Iran prior to his retirement, after 20 years of service. He then went to work at ATL in East Liberty as an Emissions Control engineer. Following a stint in Indiana, Joe worked in Tucson, Arizona for Environmental Systems in Emissions Control. He enjoyed fishing and mowing his yard.

Joe married the former Shirley Pennington on July 27, 1962 in Oakland, Maryland and she survives in Kenton. He is also survived by their children, Joseph Dean (Michelle Hess) Patterson, Jr. of West Liberty, James (Christy) Patterson of Tucson, Arizona and Debra (Doug) Konieczny of Granger, Indiana; seven grandchildren: Emily (John) Bougher, David Joseph Patterson, Jennifer Patterson, Joey Patterson, Nicole Konieczny, Douglas Konieczny, Jr., and Chase Konieczny; three great-grandchildren: Eliana, Sam, and Lydia Bougher; two sisters: Joann (Herb) Litteral of Belle Center, Marge Chasteen of Rushsylvania; two brothers: Ed (Ruth) Patterson of Kenton and Mike (Karen) Patterson of Frederick, MD; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm at Northwood Cemetery, Belle Center, with Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. There will be a family visitation period prior to the graveside from 11 am to noon at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 1199 Delaware Ave. Suite 104, Marion, OH 43302, or the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

The Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center is handling the services and online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.

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