Walter C. Patten

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202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 6/24/2013 18:00:00

Willard OH 44890 6/25/2013 11:00:00

Walter C. Patten Jr., age 90, a resident of Greenwich, Ohio, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard, Ohio. He was born on September 12, 1922 to the late Walter Sr. and Ella (Hutton) Patten. He was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard. Walt was a veteran of WWII having served his country in the US Navy. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He retired in 1983 from the Chessie Railroad System after 40 years of service, retiring as a master mechanic. After his retirement, Walt and Ruth enjoyed spending winters in Florida and summers fishing on Lake Erie. He greatly enjoyed spending time with his four grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
He is survived by one son, Robert C. (Nancy) Patten of Willard; one daughter, Sandra (Bill) Ross of Manns Choice PA; four grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Geneva Patten of Cincinnati, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Blakewood) Patten; his parents; one great-grandchild; one brother, Dick Patten and one sister, Betty Patten.
Visitation will be Monday, June 24, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the St.Francis Xavier Catholic Church, with Fr. Eric Culler officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenwich, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside Acres Nusing Home Activities Fund. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Audrey Rose - Jul 2, 2013

Dear Family,
Our hearts were sad to hear of Walt’s passing. He was a dear man and always a joy to visit. John’s dad always enjoyed visiting with Walt or chatting on the phone. We hope and pray that your hearts and minds will be flooded with all the good memories of your times spent with Walt. May God grant you all you need during this sad time. Walt will be missed!!!
Sincerely, John and Audrey Rose

Donna Harper - Jun 30, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I always sat with Walter at church on Sundays and helped him to his car. I will miss him terribly.

Mary Rees - Jun 26, 2013

I am so sad to find out about Walt! Just happened upon his obituary online and did not see it in the paper or I would have been sure to come to the services. Walt was such a good friend to my dad and such a nice man to all of us when my dad passed away. I always enjoyed my visits with him – the world is a sadder place without him in it. My deepest sympathies…
Mary Rees

Pastor Doc & Sheila Burrows - Jun 25, 2013

Nancy, Bob and Family….our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. Lean on the Lord for His strength.
In God’s Love,

Joni Polachek - Jun 25, 2013

Bob & Nancy, so sorry for your loss.

Stan Raaker - Jun 24, 2013

Sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Walt. He was a very good man. Our condolences to the entire Patten family. He will be missed.
Stan and Peggy Raaker and family

Chris (Raaker) & Bill Sprague - Jun 24, 2013

Sandy and Bob – I am so so sorry to hear about Uncle Walt! I know for sure there is a big party going on in heaven right about now and that your Mom, my Mom & Dad, Aunt Dot and Nanny are probably getting ready to start playing cards while my sister heckles them all like we used to do when we were younger. Take comfort in the fact that he is with Jesus and all our loved ones were there waiting to welcome him! Love you guys and please keep in touch.

Lisa hoover - Jun 24, 2013

So sorry for your loss.. I enjoyed knowing Walt the short time I took care of him. I will miss him dearly and miss seeing his smile every morning I worked at hillside and I will never forget our talks about key west! He was truly a great kind loving man! God bless u all

Jane laughbaum - Jun 24, 2013

Bob and Sandy and all family, Walt was one of the nicest,kind,thoughtful gentleman that I have ever met. I know that he is in heaven. Peace and my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this celebration of Walt’s life with famjly and friends.

[email protected] - Jun 23, 2013

To the Patten Family,
So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. He had a long good life. May your memories sustain y
you during this sad time.
Ned and Cheri Peddicord

Louann Steiner - Jun 23, 2013

Bob and Family
So sorry for your loss–Thinking of you and wishing you comfort and peace.