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Obituary for Robert P. Patterson Sr.

Robert P. Patterson Sr.


Robert P. Patterson, 87, of East Ave., passed away Wednesday (January 3, 2018) at Highland Hospital, in Rochester.

Born in Machias, NY, June 20, 1930, the son of Gordon and Clara (Norton) Patterson, he had resided in Hornell most of his life. Bob was a former member of the I.O.O.F Lodge in Hornell, the Rebekah’s, the AMVETS as well as the VFW. He was an avid baseball fan; he always followed the New York Yankees. On August 25, 1979 he married the former Lillian Moore who survives.

He was predeceased by his parents, and 2 sisters; Phyllis Stratton and Joyce Nichols.

He is survived by his wife Lillian of Hornell, 4 sons; William (Rose) Patterson of Florida, James Patterson of Hornell, Robert Patterson II of Illinois and Robert Patterson III of Almond, 3 daughters; Patricia (George) Potter of Alaska, Pamela Henry of California and Betty Joe (Robert) Potter of Cameron, his stepchildren; Deborah Bacon of Hornell, Wendell (Cecil) Jones of Birdsall, Mary Jones of Hornell, Bradley Jones of Hornell, Rhoda Jones of Wyoming and Glen Jones of Hornell, 2 brothers; Gordon and Scott Patterson, 1 sister; Betty Hamilton of Hornell as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

To send a remembrance to the family, please visit The family is being assisted by David W. Ames, Director.

The family will be present from 2-4PM on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Bender - Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St, Hornell. Funeral services will be held immediately following calling hours at 4PM, Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Bath National Cemetery.

Friends may make memorial contributions to Lillian Patterson to help cover the funeral expenses, 172 East Ave., Hornell, NY 14843.

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