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Gary Ronald "Skip" Patton

August 17, 1944 February 18, 2017
Gary Ronald "Skip" Patton
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Gary Ronald ”Skip” Patton, 72, of Curwensville, passed away Saturday February 18, 2017 at his residence.

Born August 17, 1944 in Lackawanna, NY, he was the son of Howard W. and Helen M. (Reekie) Patton. Mr. Patton had been a welder for the former Piper Aircraft and was retired as a bus driver for Trailways. He was Roman Catholic by Faith. He was a U S Naval Veteran of the Vietnam War.

He wed the former Kathryn D. (London) Hooven who preceded him on death on March 12, 2015. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald.

Surviving are 5 children: Gary Ronald Patton Jr. and wife Melinda of MN, Lori Michelle Patton and fiancée Bryan Buterbaugh of Punxsutawney, Gregory Howard Patton and wife Lisa Kay and Lisa Ann Patton both of Brockway and Linda Kay Walburn and husband Kurtis of Falls Creek; 3 stepchildren Rebecca “Becky” Freeman and husband William of Curwensville, Barbara Hooven Palumbo of Clearfield and Beverly Bennett of Butler.

Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and a sister-in-law Mary Patton of Sabula.

At the request of Mr. Patton there will be no public visitation.

Private family graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the DuBois Honor Guard.

The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Morningside Cemetery Final Resting Place

Rt 255
DuBois, PA 158012

Rt 255 DuBois 158012 PA
United States

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300 State Street
Curwensville, PA 16833

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