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Richard P. Patterson

December 15, 1940 December 24, 2018
Richard  P. Patterson
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Richard “Dick” Patterson of Marietta passed away December 24, 2018, at age 78. He was born December 15, 1940, to Richard and Goldie Faye (Pryor) of Marietta.
He was a 1958 graduate of Marietta High School. Following high school, Richard served in the United States Army as a paramedic. He returned to Marietta, attended Marietta College, and met his future wife of 53 years, Nancy (Noland) while perusing a local bookstore where she worked. He worked for Sniffen’s Men’s Store and Marietta Typewriter before beginning a 28-year career as a sales representative for the grocery industry.
Richard loved Marietta and Southeast Ohio and all things related to the area’s history. In his spare time, he studied the history of Native Americans of the region and was an avid amateur archaeologist. He was fascinated with geology and paleontology and, on any family trip, would not hesitate to pull the car off the road to search for fossils despite long sighs from the passengers. He loved collecting nearly everything related to Southeast Ohio and was best known for his extensive collection of antique glass bottles and pottery. Together, he and Nancy enjoyed collecting Fenton art glass.
Richard also had a soft spot in his heart for animals, both domestic and wild. Once getting a wild bear, albeit foolishly, to take food from his hand. Raccoons learned to knock on his door for treats. Stray cats and dogs often found a permanent home at his residence.
He is survived by his wife Nancy, his brother Sidney (Donna) Patterson, his children, Michele Patterson (Terence) McCabe of Raleigh, Timothy Patterson of Columbus, and grandchildren Caden and Keelyn McCabe of Raleigh.
Services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of service on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, 90 Mount Tom Road, Marietta, Ohio 45750 or https://www.hsov.org/donate.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

29

Dec

11:00 AM 12/29/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta

1021 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta
1021 Pike St. Marietta 45750 OH
United States

Service

Saturday

29

Dec

1:00 PM 12/29/2018 1:00:00 PM
Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta

1021 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta
1021 Pike St. Marietta 45750 OH
United States
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