Thomas G. Patterson Jr., 80, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 12, 2019 after a short illness. Born in North Charleroi on October 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Thomas and Inez (Witherspoon) Patterson.
Tom was a lifelong Rostraver Township resident. Tom served as a Rostraver Township Commissioner and served on the Rostraver Township Sewage Authority board. Tom enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and gardening but most of all spending time with the love of his life Jean. Tom was Presbyterian by faith and loved serving the Lord at the First Presbyterian Church where he so admirably tried to perform his duties as head usher with help from his special friend Bill Callaway. He was a member of Tri-County Lodge No. 252 Donora.
Tom is survived by his wife of 58 years Jean; sons, Randy (Lori) Patterson of Scenery Hill and Scott (Ashley) Patterson of Rostraver Township; grandchildren, for which he was so proud, Evan, McKenna and Ethan; brother, Dale (Linda) Patterson of Rostraver Township: and sister, Joyce P. Smith of Rostraver Township.
As well as being preceded in death by his parents, Tom lost his beloved daughter Cheryl on May 31, 1996, a loss for which his broken heart never quite fully recovered.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO MEET for a Funeral Service on Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Belle Vernon. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
Tri-County Lodge No. 252 Donora will conduct a Masonic Funeral Service for Brother Patterson on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the First Presbyterian Church 501 Fayette St. Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
First Presbyterian Church of Belle Vernon
501 Fayette Street, Belle Vernon PA 15012