Charles E. "Chuck'' Patterson, 89, of St. Marys, formally of Ridgway, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Elk Haven Nursing after a lengthy illness.
He was born on November 16, 1933, a son of the late Robert and Agnes Hill Patterson.
On May 29, 1958, at the Church of the Nazarene in Ridgway, he married Barbara Gardner, who survives.
Chuck was a resident of the area for 65 years and a member of First United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S Army. Chuck was a member of the Ridgway Elk, Ridgway Legion, Rolfe Beagle Club, and Island Run Sportsman. He had a passion for teaching his grandchildren to hunt and fish. He had a love for his beagles and was a avid Steelers fan.
In addition to his wife of nearly 65 years, he is survived by 6 children; Joyce Fledderman and her husband Peter of St. Marys, Linda Delullo and her husband Richard of St. Marys, Charles Patterson Jr. and his wife Mary of Grove City, Todd Patterson and his wife Laura of Lynchburg, VA, Bonnie Hoffman and her husband Don of Ridgway, and Brent Patterson and his wife Pam of East Aurora, NY, 12 grandchildren; Steven Fledderman, Paul Fledderman, Kristen Uhl, Lindsey Geci, Cecelia Midberry, Charles Patterson III, Clay Patterson, Kate Holloway, Mikah Patterson, Jenna Hoffman, Hailey Hoffman, and Kaden Hoffman, and 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 siblings; Kenneth Patterson and his wife Jerry, Francis Patterson and his wife Patricia, and Jane Delhunty, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 siblings; Robert and Harold Patterson, Doris Bowser, and Margaret Shirley.
Funeral Services for Charles E. Patterson will be celebrated on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, 140 North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857, with Pastor Rev. Sang Hak Lee officiating.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at First United Methodist Church from 10:00 AM until the time of services.
Military honors will be accorded by St. Marys Burial Detail.
Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, or American Legion Riders Chapter 103.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com