James Patterson ’50

James Patterson ’50, age 92, of Manhattan since 1962, passed away peacefully at his home with family at his side on Sunday, April 29, 2018. He is survived by his loving children; Craig (Cheri) Patterson of South Carolina, Kathy (Lonnie) McCollum of Manhattan, and Karen (Joe-deceased, 2018) Boseo of Manhattan, his granddaughters; Corie (Brandon) Delimata, Jacki (Kyle) Wesolowski, Julie (Alex) Szepelak, and Kristi-deceased, 2011(Mark) Sewing, his grandsons; Dan (Melanie) Boseo, Andy (Kazia) Boseo, Joe (Tina) Boseo, Craig (Brooke) Patterson, Kevin (Jess) Patterson, Steve McCollum, Jake McCollum, Tom (Amanda) McKenna, Kyle (Nicole) McKenna and Tyler (Alicia) McKenna, 18 great grandchildren; James, Lily, Ed, Liam, Addy, Jack, Brooklyn, Brandon, Logan, Brynlee, Alexa, Reid, Kendall, Cara, Kaia, Grayson, Reece, and Maddie. He is preceded in death by his parents James and Gladys (nee Piesen) Patterson, his wife of 63 years Janet (2016) and his brother. James was born August 15, 1925 in Litchfield, IL. He graduated fromHope College with a B.A. Degree in Business Administration and worked for many years at and retired from A.P. S. A. as an Industrial Specialist as a Supervisor. Jim served as the Township Clerk for 16 years, he was a Member of the Administration Commission of St. Joseph Church for 18 years, Village of Manhattan Treasurer for 9.5 years, he was the basketball coach and president of St. Joseph’s School Athletic Board for 7 years, the Trustee on the Manhattan Park District Board, and Cubmaster in the scouting program. Jim was a proud United States Veteran who served in the Navy during WWII from 1943-1946. It is worth noting that James wrote a page of “Notes” in order to aid in the writing of his obituary, at the bottom of his notes he wrote, “As I re-read this, I sound like a “blowhard” politician. Please use whatever information you think is o.k. Under no circumstances should you feel obligated to us this in its entirety.” After some contemplation, the family decided to include it all as he did take the time to write it all down and he truly served his country and his community well. Visitation for James will be Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 4-8:00 P.M. at Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, Manhattan. Funeral service will be Thursday, May 3, 2018 beginning with prayers at 9:30 A.M. at the funeral home then traveling in procession to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 235 West North Street, Manhattan, for 10:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial. Interment with military honors will take place immediately following the Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan. The family would like to specially acknowledge and thank Rita Juskiene for her love, time, and care that she provided for Jim during his time of need, your dedication was greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s name to Joliet Area Community Hospice would be greatly appreciated. Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com Visitation Wednesday 2 May 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, Inc. 507 S. State St. Manhattan, IL 60442

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