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Jerrold E. Patterson

January 24, 1932 ~ November 30, 2018 (age 86)

BALLSTON SPA - Jerrold E. Patterson, age 86, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2018.

He was born on January 24, 1932 in Meadville, PA, the son of the late Paul Patterson and Anne See Patterson.

Jerry graduated in 1950 from Cathedral Prep High School in Erie Pennsylvania. He attended Parks College of Aeronautical Engineering University of Saint Louis and graduated in 1953. Jerrold joined the Navy Reserve at the age of 15 but ultimately was released due to underage service.  After his release he waited until 1954 to join the US Airforce.  Jerrold retired from military service as a Lieutenant Colonel, he had nine years of active duty service United States Air Force. He left active duty and had 20 years of service in the United States Air Force Reserve.  He served in various assignments, with most of them involving long hours.  He was always recognized as a leader of men and a persuasive speaker.  Following his military service, Jerrold continued his career working for TRW in California as the quality control officer for the lunar lander module Apollo XI.  Jerrold was equally passionate and devoted about giving back to his community and country.  

Jerold is survived by his sons, Michael Patterson (Renee), Matthew Patterson; daughter, Mary Patterson; grandchildren, Jason Patterson, Valerie Patterson Seratt (Nicholas), Celina Patterson, Michael Patterson Jr. (Chelsea) and many friends who will miss him dearly.

A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave. (Rte 9 and/or Marion Ave.), Saratoga Springs, NY, with Father Rick Lesser officiating.  Family and friends may call from 11 am to 12:45 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.  

Interment with military honors will be at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY following the service

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