James L Patterson Sr. obituary 1945~2021


James L Patterson Sr., age 76 of Bendersville, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at his home.

James L Patterson Sr.
James L Patterson Sr.

He was born Monday, February 26, 1945 in Gettysburg, the son of the late Harry D. and Sarah J. (Tressler) Patterson.

Jim was formerly employed by Upper Adams School District as a custodian at Bendersville Elementary. He had also worked at Keystone Lumber in Biglerville.

He was a life member of Bendersville Fire Company and served on Bendersville Borough Council.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gloria A. (Gochenauer) Patterson. He is also survived by two daughters, Annette M. and husband Darren Fair of Biglerville, Michelle L. and husband Hayden Gladfelter of Aspers, seven grandchildren: Chad M. Fair, Brittney L. Fair, Justin W. and wife Jessica Patterson, Chante’ N. Patterson, Olivia B. and husband Isaac Shreve, Owen W. Campbell, Reed J. Gladfelter, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, Clara Kelley of Hanover, Helen Weaver of Gettysburg, Rita Sullivan of Abbottstown, and two brothers, Timothy Patterson of Fairfield, Donald Patterson of Gettysburg.

He was preceded in death by his son James L. Patterson, Jr., brother Thomas and sister Anna Margaret Patterson.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 South Main Street, Bendersville.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, November 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dugan Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Wenksville Cemetery, Biglerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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