John Pershing Patterson

1 April, 193310 March, 2011

John “Jack” Pershing Patterson, 77, a resident of Potomac, Md., died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

A son of the late Lewis and Kathryn Taylor Patterson, he was born on April 1, 1933 in Blairsville, PA.

Mr. Patterson attended Montgomery College in Rockville, MD and served in the Navy from 1952 until 1956. He served as Administrative Officer for the National Institute of Health.

Surviving are his wife, Patricia Ann Bosserman Patterson, and two daughters, Kathryn Patterson and Karen Patterson.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 Wednesday evening, March 16, 2011 at the Lindsey Weyers Cave Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock Thursday morning, March 17, 2011 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Chris Carr officiating. Burial will follow in the adjacent cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, National Capital Region, 1785 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20009, or to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Salem Church Road, Mt. Sidney, VA 24467.


  • Visitation

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  • Funeral Service

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Jean & Bob Critzer

16 March 2011

Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you at the loss of Jack. May God be with you and comfort you in your loss.

Betty C. and William Hubble

15 March 2011

We are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You and your daughters have our heartfelt sympathy.
Your friend, classmate and bridesmaid,
Betty Crabtree Hubble and William Hubble

15 March 2011

Dear Patsy, Kathy and Karen,
Please accept my sympathies. I cannot make the visitation or service, but wanted to let you know that I am thinking about each of you.
Betty Kerns

14 March 2011

I offer my synpathy to you and your family in the passing of John.
May God give you the strength to endure this loss.
Your Classmate,
Ken Smith

Jerry and Karen Paull

14 March 2011

Dear Pat, Kathy and Karen,

We can only imagine the depth of your sorrow in losing Jack. We hope you can find some consolation in knowing that his sufferings are over, and that he is resting peacefully in God's presence.

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