Condolences for George W. Patterson

Lori Johnson Chapman posted on 12/16/15

I met George when we moved into the neighborhood in the last 70s I was about 11 or so. He was one of my dads best friends and rode motorcycles, together. I was always amazed that he could ride the big ones being so small. My dad and George would go to "coffee" every night at the Steak and Shake and gossip. then when I graduated high school I begged him to let me use the 57 Thunderbird rag top for prom....he never said no but didnt say yes either... Then he was there when my dad died and again all these years he would wave as he went by, would visit occasionally with my mom who still lives in the neighborhood. I will sadly miss him but cherish all the wonderful memories of him..what a great man!!!

 

Lori Johnson Chapman posted on 12/16/15

I met George when we moved into the neighborhood in the last 70s I was about 11 or so. He was one of my dads best friends and rode motorcycles, together. I was always amazed that he could ride the big ones being so small. My dad and George would go to "coffee" every night at the Steak and Shake and gossip. then when I graduated high school I begged him to let me use the 57 Thunderbird rag top for prom....he never said no but didnt say yes either... Then he was there when my dad died and again all these years he would wave as he went by, would visit occasionally with my mom who still lives in the neighborhood. I will sadly miss him but cherish all the wonderful memories of him..what a great man!!!

 

Carolyn White posted on 12/16/15

When I first met George he was "Pat," but he quickly earned "Pops." He brought cheer wherever he went, always with a good story (and I suspect there were many more he just never got around to telling). Like so many of his generation he was modest about his achievements, generous to his friends and loved ones, had a well-earned pride in his home, cars and motorcycles, and displayed a zest for living we should try to emulate. We'll miss you, Pops!

 

Jonette & Bill Goraj posted on 12/15/15

Pat, as he was known to us, became our "Pops" when he and Jonette's mother reconnected after 75 years. They had known each other as grade school classmates. Pat became the love of Mother's life which they shared for three years before her passing. Although we were miles apart, we enjoyed our phone calls and will miss him dearly.

 

Jonette & Bill Goraj posted on 12/15/15

Pat, as he was known to us, became our "Pops" when he and Jonette's mother reconnected after 75 years. They had known each other as grade school classmates. Pat became the love of Mother's life which they shared for three years before her passing. Although we were miles apart, we enjoyed our phone calls and will miss him dearly.

 

Lesley Duncan posted on 12/15/15

I am so sorry to hear about George's passing. I grew up across the street from him and he was a very good friend of my parents. Whenever I was in town to visit them Mom & I would stop over to say Hi! He was always so happy to see us and I loved to talk and visit with George. I hope I am able to stay as active and alert as he did as I age.

 

Lesley Duncan posted on 12/15/15

I am so sorry to hear about George's passing. I grew up across the street from him and he was a very good friend of my parents. Whenever I was in town to visit them Mom & I would stop over to say Hi! He was always so happy to see us and I loved to talk and visit with George. I hope I am able to stay as active and alert as he did as I age.