Robert Patton

Obituary of Robert L. Patton

North Creek: Robert L. Patton passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Modena. He was 77 years old. Bob was born in Endicott on February 16, 1943, the youngest of three children born to Gilbert A. Patton and Mary L. Tyler Patton. The family moved to Bakers Mills when Bob was 3 years old, and he grew up there, graduating from Johnsburg Central School in 1960. He met and then married Doris I. Hitchcock of Akron, NY on November 28, 1963. They resided at their home in the hamlet of Sodom and raised two children, Mary Jo and Jon. He first worked at Barton Mines on the maintenance crew while earning his electrical engineering certification. He then took a job as a design engineer with General Electric at the capacitor power manufacturing facility in Fort Edward, in April of 1968, retiring in December of 1999. Bob was a volunteer firefighter, serving in the Bakers Mills-Sodom Volunteer Fire Company for 54 years. He loved woodworking and building furniture, playing pool, star gazing with his homemade telescope, photography, and home maintenance. He attended Calvary Bible Church with his family, and served for many years as the sound technician for church services. He was devoted to his wife, loving to his family, and a generous friend to many. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris H. Patton; his daughter, Mary Jo Russell and her husband Mark of Modena; his son Jon R. Patton and his wife Joy P. Patton and granddaughter, Katie Patchell of Wurtsboro; his sister Kathryn E. Patton Schwedt and her husband David of Gowanda; his sister-in-law Patricia Patton of Cambridge; as well as nephews and nieces. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Gilbert and Mary, and his brother Theodore G. Patton. Visitation will be from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24 and from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 25 at Calvary Bible Church, Wevertown; Friday’s visitation will be followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church. Burial will immediately follow at Bates Cemetery on Route 8 between Johnsburg and Bakers Mills. If desired, friends and family may make memorial donations to Bakers Mills-Sodom Volunteer Fire Department, C/O Bruce Dunkley, Treasurer, 3000 State Route 8, North Creek, NY 12853. Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences.
Thursday
24
September

Visitation

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Calvary Bible Church
2530 State Route 28
Wevertown, New York, United States
Visitation
Friday
25
September

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday, September 25, 2020
Calvary Bible Church
2530 State Route 28
Wevertown, New York, United States
Visitation
Friday
25
September

Funeral Service

11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday, September 25, 2020
Calvary Bible Church
Route 28
Wevertown, New York, United States
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