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Obituary of Leonard H. Patterson
Leonard H. Patterson, age 82, formerly of Tioga, PA, passed away on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. He was born on January 3, 1937 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Raymond and Velma (Forrest) Patterson. Leonard worked for the Maintenance Department at Ingersoll Rand/Dresser Rand until his retirement in February of 1999. He was a member of the Tioga American Legion Post 235, the Tioga Fire Company and the Tioga County Bass Anglers Club. Leonard was a veteran of the US Army Reserves. He enjoyed fishing, hunting – especially turkey hunting, mowing grass and his canine companion Webster.
Leonard is survived by his son Thomas (Lori) Patterson of Lawrenceville, PA; his daughters Teresa (Joseph) LaVancher of Painted Post, NY, and Tammy (Joseph) Clark of Elizabethville, PA; grandchildren Heather (Wynn) Morgan, Joseph (Cassie) Clark and Michael Patterson; 4 great grandchildren; his long-time companion Fern Heberling; her children Kevin (Patsy) Hoover of Tower City, PA, Doug Hoover of Tower City, John Heberling of Tower City, Carol (Ed) Howard of Millersburg, PA, Brenda Soricelli of Williamstown, PA; her daughters-in-law Hannah Hoover of WV, and Rosa Hoover of Tower City; and her 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; Leonard's brothers Edward Patterson and Donald Patterson, both of Tioga, PA; his sisters Arlene (Gerald) Price of Knoxville, PA, Geraldine Lehman of FL, Sharon Loucks of Knoxville; his sister-in-law Annamae N. "Sally" Patterson of FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Hilda (Lewis) Patterson; a brother Richard Patterson; a sister Peggy Loucks; sisters-in-law Lila Patterson and Louise Patterson; a brother-in-law Dave Lehman; Fern's sons Tom Hoover and Keith Hoover.
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA., 16933. A memorial service will immediately follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard's name to the Tioga Fire Department, Rarick Dr., Tioga, PA. 16946 or to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY, 14905. Funeral services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc.To send flowers to the family of Leonard Patterson, please visit Tribute Store
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