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Thomas E. “Tom” Patterson
Thomas E. “Tom” PattersonFlagThomas E. “Tom” Patterson, 80 of Richwood, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  He was born September 23, 1933 in Essex to the late Ralph Patterson and Cloa Mae (Jenkins) Cramer.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents who helped raise him, Charles Edward and Clara Amanda Patterson.

On September 27, 1956 he married the former Dorothy L. Haines and she died August 28, 2007 after more than fifty years of marriage.  

A faithful Christian, he was a member of the Claibourne Advent Church.  He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in Korea.  He was retired from GTE in Marion, where he had given over forty years of service in management as well as being a professional engineer, a title he was very proud to have earned.  Tom was a devoted husband, having spent twelve years as the primary caregiver for his wife, Dorothy following her stroke.  They both enjoyed taking trips to Renfro Valley, Kentucky.  He was a member of the Richwood Civic Center.  He enjoyed his grandchildren, and loved attending their baseball games.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas Steven (Nancy) Patterson, Butler, Indiana; Stuart E. (Connie) Patterson, Marysville; a daughter, Barb (George) Scheiderer, Marysville; a step-son, Mike Kinikin, Fort Wayne, Indiana; a step-daughter, Donna Henderson, Stuart, Florida; four grandchildren, Seth Patterson, Gerhard, Gage and Griffin Scheiderer; three step grandchildren, Tammy Shawver, Roberta Thornsberry and Tom Hark; sister-in-law, Joanne Lindley, East Liberty; special cousins, Ruth Martin and Martha McNamee; family members, Brenda (Todd) Gibson, Richwood; Paul “Doc” (GeorgeAnn) Cramer, Richwood.  He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Judy Schemmel.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood with Pastor Danny Grose officiating.  A veteran service will conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Burial will follow in Price Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM at the funeral home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Richwood Civic Center, 235 Grove Street, Richwood, OH  43344.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
72 W. Heffner St.-Delaware, Oh. 43015
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:44 PM

To the family of Tom Patterson,
Extending my sympathy and thoughts and prayers
at this difficult time.
                            Nancy Pacha

#2 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
72 W. Heffner St.-Delaware, Oh. 43015
Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM

To the Patterson family,
 So sorry to hear of Tommys passing.He will always be remembered as a special friend to us.
                          Brenda & Todd Gibson

#3 from: Jennifer Thompson
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 9:06 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Tom and Dorothy as a therapist who worked with them after her stroke. Tom was such a kind, caring and gentle soul and he treated Dorothy like she was gold. He reminded me so much of my own grandfather and I really enjoyed when I saw them out and about yard saling or at the 4th of July in Prospect. They never forgot to ask about my family and Tom always asked about my kids by name. He was such a good man and I am so sorry for your loss. The kingdom gained an amazing angel!  With Sincere Sympathy,  Jennifer Thompson

#4 from: Ned & Terry Bumgarner
South Carolina
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#5 from: Everett & Shirley Allinder
Vero Beach, Fl.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM

To the family of "Tommy" as I always called him, I want to share our sympathy and prayers with each one of you. Your Father & I were the best of friends since we were small kids in and around Essex and were in the same classes through out our school years. I have great memories that I would like to share with you personally someday. You came be proud of the person he was. May god bless you until we meet again.   Everett

#6 from: Terry Kale Stojic
Valparaiso, IN
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 at 3:49 AM

Barb and family,  I am deeply sorry for your loss.
My thought and prayers are with you.


#7 from: Traci Elliott Rader
Plaza Inn
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 9:33 AM

We would like you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers and we really enjoyed visiting with both your parents when they would dine with us!  

#8 from: Susan rhodes
Prospect, ohio
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 8:56 PM

So sorry for your loss. Sorry I missed his funeral, just now found out. He was a great and loving person, I knew  Tom and Dorothy both. I miss both of them and have thought about their love for each other many times, I know they are dancing together and playing music all day long.   Sending my love to them and to all family members.    Susan Rhodes

#9 from: Sherry (Sharon)Organ Coverdale
2760 sunbury rd Columbus OH 43219
Sat, Feb 8, 2014 at 1:55 AM

For the family of Tom Patterson. I did not know Uncle Tom had passed away until I saw on net. I would have loved to see my cousins and I only live a mile from Riverside. I could have visited. So sorry for our loss. I worshipped Uncle Tom for being such a good man and taking such good care of Aunt Dorothy. If any family member sees this, would love to hear from any of you and would someone give my phone number to Mike please? He was so good to me when I was young, and would love to talk to him & any of you. Thank you to the fine Stofcheck-Ballinger for what I know was a lovely service and for printing this for me. Bless you, cousins. I love you all. Sherry (Organ)Coverdale.  624-475-0702 after 5PM

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