Richard Earl ‘Dick’ Patterson

Richard E. “Dick” Patterson, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Chugiak, Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Marie Patterson.

Surviving are his children: Cathy Myers and husband, Stephen, Steven Patterson and wife, Lynn, Tina Tourville and husband, Rene, and Scott Patterson and wife, Nanette; 10 grandchildren: Marie Stevens, Melissa Myers, Paul Myers, Katie Goolsby, Kristyn Sage, James Patterson, Blake Rogers, Matthew Rogers, Vanessa and Richard Patterson; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Clapper; and many nieces and nephews.

Dick was a Navy veteran of WWII and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and later retired from Firestone Tire Co.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at noon with the Rev. Charles Baughman officiating.