OBITUARY

Scott H. Patterson

October 9, 1938November 9, 2020

November 9th, age 82 under the dedicated care of Hospice Buffalo. Dear husband for 42 years of Donna (nee Paoletta) Patterson. Scott was born October 9, 1938 in Pittsburgh, PA to Scott and Vera (Hewett) Patterson. He graduated from Peekskill Military Academy, Canisius College and was a National Guard veteran. In 1962 he was hired in Buffalo as a sales rep for Anaconda American Brass that launched a 47- year sales career in the copper and brass industry. Retiring once in 1998, Scott rejoined the company two years later and stayed for another nine. Scott had a great sense of sales acumen and while there were ownership changes through the years, he remained dedicated to a career for which he received well-deserved recognition. In his personal life, Scott took great pride in faithfully keeping in touch with family, childhood and college friends, neighbors, former co-workers, and customers. He kept track of their special occasions, always sending a card, or making a call. He was adept at putting thoughts into print and was proud to have had 20 letters published in the Buffalo News. Loving father of Gregory Patterson and Tracy (Peter) Powers of Bay Village, OH. Caring grandfather of Shannon, Meghan, and Patrick Powers. Scott was predeceased by his brother John (Helen) Patterson and is also survived by his former wife Sara (Neumann) and her daughter Kelly. A dog lover from childhood, he leaves behind his buddy, Shadow. Scott will truly be missed not only by his family but many loving friends. No prior visitation. Private service. Interment St. Adalbert’s Cemetery. In his memory, please consider contributions to Hospice Buffalo.

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Robert Plumeri

November 27, 2020

Too many memories over 60 years to enumerate. Celebrating his birthday for many years in Las Vegas. Unforgettable trip to St.Martin and cruise in ‘88. Always great fun with the knowledge I was with a truly great friend. Love him and will have a permanent hole in my heart that cannot be filled.

Jim Williams

November 17, 2020

As a life-long friend, I will miss you and will always cherish those wonderful memories during our carefree, youthful years. Knowing how much we shared a love of baseball, I hope some day we can play our favorite game of “doubles” in the Field of Dreams.

Richard Miner

November 16, 2020

I had the honor of being a co-worker and friend for 20 years to this special man. Scott's cards and jokes were a reminder of how one can enjoy life and laugh at the things you cannot change. My wife, Patty and I enjoyed going out with both Donna and Scott for a wonderful, fun evening on many occasions. Scott always made sure he asked about our family. He was a people's person for sure! We will miss that laugh, smile and all around friendship. Our prayers and love go to Scott's wonderful wife Donna and to their family. God bless you Scott and we hope you brought your jokes for those who haven't heard them! Our love to you, Rick, Patty and our son, Scott Miner.

Linda and Jack Carlson

November 16, 2020

Donna and Scott’s children
Scott fought a hard fight and we are sure it was not easy for him to let go, but he would want you to continue to embrace life. Scott was a true gentlemen and a fine example of a life well lived. His footprint will live on in all the lives he touched. He always remembered Jack’s birthday and in later years, our anniversary. Scottie’s guiding hand will always be on your shoulder. Extending our heartfelt condolences to all
Linda and Jack Carlson

Kathy Kulick

November 15, 2020

Donna, was very glad I had the privilege to know and work with Scott. He was a quirky man, with a sense of humor and so very interesting. Such a caring man and always upbeat. He spoke so highly of you and your family. He loved going to Ohio to visit the grandkids. When I spoke to him on his birthday he was so at peace with his final leg of his life. You have so many great memories, cherish them and know you will be together again some day. Take care of yourself and know that I feel truly honored to have been a friend of Scott's. God Bless you and your family.

Gregory Patterson

November 14, 2020

The great memories and funny stories are too numerous to mention. As it should be, I probably don’t even know the best one’s as I’m sure his best friends hold those close to the vest to protect Dad’s sterling reputation as a courteous, gentlemanly fellow who always strictly adhered to Emily Post’s Rules of Etiquette. The food on his face and placemats at fancy restaurants were all the proof you needed of that. But I’ll share my personal favorite, Dad’s first parent’s weekend visit to my Fraternity house at Miami University. I was awoken by my roommate who told me some dude was on the front lawn in a lawn chair with his shirt off and I rolled over and said “Oh…that’s just my Dad.” It was barely 45 degrees. After that somewhat awkward introduction, I swear my fraternity brothers wanted to adopt him after 2 days. He bought us all drinks at the bars and we stopped for Skyline Chili on way home after the bars had closed. Another friend stopped by my room with pizza in his hand and said I’d shake your hand but it’s dirty. Dad shoved his hand in his chili and said now we’re even and shook his hand. He then proceeded to make his way to the one group bathroom on each floor dropping oyster crackers along behind him so he could find his way back to my room. I didn’t know it then, but in my remaining 3 years in the Sigma Chi house he turned out to be the ONLY father to ever sleep in the house and not at all surprisingly, the only father to ever use the gang showers before heading back out for another night of frivolities. He was all they talked about leading up to parent’s weekend in the coming years and they couldn’t wait to see him again. Of course many of them remained on his Christmas card list all these years later.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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