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Richard Patterson

January 31, 1948 — December 8, 2020


On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Richard L. “Rich” Patterson , loving husband, and father of four children, suddenly passed away at age 72.  Rich was born on January 31, 1948 in Bellevue, PA to Robert and Helen (Woolslayer) Patterson. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Thiel College in Greenville, PA in 1969. Rich started his own accounting firm, Patterson & Associates in 1974 in Greensburg. On January 27, 1969, he married his high school sweetheart, Carol “Susie” Ann (Butz) Patterson. They raised four children, Chris, Mandy, Suzey, and Patrick.  Rich had an unending passion for music. He was a devoted member of the Thiel Choir, Thiel Alumni Choir, Westmoreland Symphony Chamber Singers, Westmoreland Coral Society, and St. James Choir. He was known for his generosity, humor, quick wit, and compassionate spirit.  Rich was preceded in death by his father, Robert, his mother, Helen, and his brother, Arthur Patterson. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of fifty-one years Carol, his four children Big Chris Patterson, Mandy and Shane Wickson, Suzey Patterson, Patrick and Katie Patterson, and five grandchildren, Eric and Nathan Wickson, Kristofor and Benjamin Holsopple, and the newest addition to the family, Liam Patterson, and other extended family.  Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Rich, Friday, December 11, 2020 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc. 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 837-0020.  Funeral services will be private.  Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the viewing are required to wear face masks.  Because of current social distancing restrictions, only 20 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Merakey Allegheny Valley School | ATTN: Dorothy Gordon, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108  Rich’s family has entrusted his care to the Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., Greensburg.  To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc.

409 W Pittsburgh St, Greensburg, PA 15601

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