Gary Lee Patterson

Patterson

Gary Lee Patterson, 77, Manchester, N.J., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J.

He was born in Altoona, son of Fred Patterson and Regina Patterson Stanslaw.

Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Lois (Capen) Patterson; two sons: Gary of Manchester, N.J., and David of Standish, Maine; a daughter, Shannon Patterson, of Sharon, N.H.; two grandchildren: Lauren and Dylan; two great-grandchildren: Baylee and Cooper; a brother, Eldon, of Duncansville; and a stepsister, Kay Ann Burkett, of Altoona.

He is predeceased by his parents, Fred Patterson and Regina Patterson Stanslaw; a sister, Linda Simpson; and a stepbrother, Alfred Stanslaw.

Gary lived for 31 years in Manchester, N.J., and for 13 years in Dublin, N.H. He was employed for 40 years as a meat cutter at retail stores and commissaries in Massachusetts and New Jersey before retiring from the Commissary at Fort Dix/McGuire Air Force Base, Wrightstown, N.J., in 2001. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-62 and also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and in the U.S. Army.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Oliverie Funeral Home, 2925 Ridgeway Road, Manches­ter, N.J. He will be interred privately at the Brigadier Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Deborah Hospital, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.

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