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December 29, 1928 - January 30, 2022
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Richard F. Patterson, 93, passed away on January 30, 2022, at 9:09 am, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, following complications from a stroke.
Richard was born December 29, 1928 in Lima, OH.
Richard was very passionate about music. He started his career as a piano technician in 1948. He was a technician for Bluffton College, Ohio Northern University, Bowling Green State University, The Lima Symphony Orchestra and served the greater Lima and Findlay area for many years. He was the Band Leader at Oliver’s Tavern from 1950 to 1960. From 1977 to 1997 Richard was the proud owner of Miller-Patterson Music with Keith Miller. He was a mentor and teacher to so many but most importantly to his son, Anthony. Richard enjoyed attending musical concerts of all genres but especially the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Richard was also a master craftsman known for his constant renovations.
Richard is survived by his son, Anthony “Tony” (Casey Robards) Patterson of Champaign, IL and sister, Sharon Patterson of Ottawa, OH.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Marsha (Dave) Holmes, and ex wife, Kula Anthony – Beverage.
Visitation will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL HOMES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00pm at the SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Symphony, 1028 W Market Street, Lima, OH 45805
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.