Raymond Patterson

Raymond "Ray" Patterson

Tuesday, November 17th, 1942 - Thursday, October 15th, 2020
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Raymond "Ray” Patterson, 77, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Regency Heritage Care Center in Somerset, New Jersey.

Ray was born November 17, 1942 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Robert Patterson and Marjorie (Zarse) Lant. He was raised in Fremont, Nebraska, before relocating to the east coast and settling in Somerset, NJ.

Ray honorably served for four years in the US Coast Guard during Vietnam Era, having attained the rank of Quartermaster 3rd Class Petty Officer. He was a Lieutenant Officer in the US Navy Sea Cadet program as well as a member of the American Legion. Ray was an air freight salesman for Virgin Atlantic, where he worked for many years.

Ray was preceded in death by his brothers, David Patterson, and Steven Lant.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carol (Wolyn) Patterson; his daughter, Kathryn Patterson and his sister, Jeanette Lant. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends.

Under the direction of the family, all services will be private and will be streamed virtually on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020. Please contact the funeral home for login information. Ray will be laid to rest at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veteran's Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Community visiting Nurse Association of Somerville at or at 110 West End Avenue, Somerville, New Jersey 08876.
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    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Under the direction of the family, all services will be private and will be streamed virtually. Please contact the funeral home for login information.
  • Interment

    Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
    350 Provenceline Road
    Wrightstown/Arneytown, NJ 08562
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Private Condolence

Derek Weber

Posted at 09:52am
Carol - I am saddened to hear of your family's loss. I pray for comfort and healing for your family at this difficult time. God bless you.

Melanie Morris

Posted at 10:56am
Carol - I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family - I wish you all peace and the breakthrough of fond treasured memories in moments of sadness.

Karen Gaffney

Posted at 10:33am
I am thinking of you and your family in these difficult times. I'm so sorry for your loss.
All my love, Karen Gaffney

Andy Manno

Posted at 03:29pm
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Andy Manno

Elliot Stetson

Posted at 01:01pm
Love and condolences to Carol, Kathryn, and the Patterson Family.
Berry, Elliot, Marc, Mitchell, and Elisabeth Stetson

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