William "Bill" Clyde Patterson

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | December 09, 2019

William "Bill" Clyde Patterson,  77, of Buena Vista, passed away at home on Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was born October 30, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Lucille (Wolfgang) Patterson. Bill was a Master Chief  in the US Navy and retired after 30 years of service. For his service in Vietnam, he received the Bronze Star, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation; Meritorious Unit Commendation, 4 Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of Youghiogheny Lodge 375 F & AM.

Bill is survived by his wife, Roxana (Patton) Patterson, daughter, Christine (Dave) Gray of Hampton, VA, sons, William  (Jennifer) Patterson of Glouster, VA, Aaron  (Shana) Farmerie of Forward Township, Rhett (Kayla Mink) Farmerie of Elizabeth Township, twin brother, Charles Patterson of Finleyville, sisters, Shirley (Don) Austin of North Huntingdon, and Lucille Cindric of Greenock,  grandchildren, Anna Nicole, Caleb, Nathan, Eleanor, Kristin and Myla, nieces and nephews and his loving dog, Brindi. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Maley) Patterson and brothers, John and Frank Patterson. Friends are welcome Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 12-3 pm and 5-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday at 8 pm with Pastor John Yohe,  officiating,  Inurnment with Military Honors will held in chapel of Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township on Thursday December 12, 2019 at 2 pm. Condolences may be made at

Originally published December 09, 2019.

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