Theodore Van Patten, Jr. passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on October 31, 2013 after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Van Patten was graduated from Homer Central High School in 1949. Upon his graduation, he received the BOSCH-LOMB award for highest achievement in science for 4 years of high school. Upon graduation, he worked with his father, Theodore Van Patten, Sr. on the family dairy farm for many years. His hobbies were lots of work on the dairy farm and he was an avid reader.
He leaves behind his sister, Nila and brother-in-law Frederick Currier, a nephew, Thomas Murray and several cousins.
He was the son of the late Theodore Sr. and Eloise Kelley Van Patten.
Calling hours are this evening (Friday, Nov. 1) 5-7 pm at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home Inc., 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland NY. Funeral services will be Saturday 11 am at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Preble, NY.