Duwayne Edward “Curly” Patterson, 93, of Washington, formerly Houston, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Premiere Washington Health Center.
He was born May 17, 1927 in Canonsburg, a son of Edward and Charlotte Fullum Patterson.
Mr. Patterson was a veteran of World War II, having served with the US Navy. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.
He was employed for many years at J & L Steel and then LTV Steel and also worked for Carter Lumber.
Curly loved fishing, watching baseball and boxing and spending time with his family.
Surviving are two sons, Duwayne “Butch” Patterson (Alice) and Thomas Patterson both of Washington; a brother Gerald Patterson (Darlene) of Houston; 8 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Karen Patterson; two sisters, Dorothy Patterson and Brenda Schmalz; and three brothers, Charles “Wimpy”, Robert and Lovell Patterson.
Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. Services and interment are private.
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