Niagara Gazette


August 28, 2013

Chief Stuart E. Patterson


Chief Stuart E. Patterson, of the Tuscarora Nation, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at his home under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice. He was a member of the Beaver Clan, born in Lockport, NY, on April 25, 1934, the son of the late Percy and Eleanor (Chew) Patterson, Sr.
Chief Patterson graduated Niagara Falls High School and from Trott Vocational High School. He served with the US ARMY, 969th  Engineer Battallion. Chief Patterson was an electrician, with Labor Local # 237, receiving his 60 year pin this year. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, watching them play lacrosse and watching cartoons with a bowl of ceral with them, traveling, all types of music, playing the guitar and cards, doing word puzzles, playing tetris and watching NASCAR and Indy Racing. Chief Patterson will be remembered for his ability to talk to anyone, anywhere and with in a couple of minutes find a friend in common.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Doris C. (Sharrow) Patterson; one son, Patrick Patterson; six daughters, Mary (Elton Carr) Patterson, Pamela (Douglas Coleman) Tierney, Marie A. Patterson, Elena (Paul) Foxe, Kristy Patterson and Pamela (Jake King) Meness; one brother, Percy (Deanna) Patterson, Jr.; five sisters, Pat Wegerski, Clara (Lawrence) Fish, Prisciela Williams, Sarah (Tom) Kennedy, Kathleen Wheatley. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and his extended family. Chief Patterson was the grandfather of the late Brian S. Patterson; brother of the late Myron "Monk" and Norman Patterson and Beatrice Best.
The family will be present at the family home, 1983 Upper Mountain Road, after 1:00 PM on Thursday through Saturday, where Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10:00 AM. Memorials may be made in his name to the Lockport YMCA SAC Program or to the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Interment with Military Honors in Mt. Hope Cemetery, on the Tuscarora Nation. Arrangements were made through the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, Sanborn, NY.
Visit www.rhoney for guest register.

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