John H. “Jack” Patton, Jr., 73, of Danville, PA, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
DANVILLE, PA ~ John H. “Jack” Patton, Jr., 73, of Danville, PA, passed away at his home on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was born on August 6, 1948, in Danville, PA, the son of the late John H., Sr. and Lois Trowbridge Patton.
Jack graduated from Danville Area High School in 1966. He attended Williamsport Community College and received an associate degree in business machines.
Jack served his country in the United States Army in 1968 and was stationed in Germany.
He was employed by the Danville State Hospital for 30 years as a Psychiatric Aide/Certified Nursing Assistant from where he retired.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 47 years, Carol Ann Nezerski Patton. They were married in February of 1974.
One of Jack’s greatest enjoyments included going to Virginia to spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to their various activities, swim meets and ball games. Jack was a devoted Philadelphia Eagles fan and enjoyed attending Eagles games with his son Jason and friend, Alex. Jack was also a lifelong Los Angeles Dodgers fan. For over 20 years, he enjoyed golfing with his foursome friends; Barry, Denny and Randy, who preceded him in death. Jack loved spending time with the fellows at the Danville Rod and Gun Club playing cards, drinking a few beers and cooking. He also enjoyed camping with his friends, Bill and Alice Lemon every year at Lake Jean in a modern cabin and then Promised Land in a rustic cabin. Road trips were always in order, whether it was driving to visit former friends in Cheyenne, Wyoming, or the trips he made to Las Vegas.
In addition to his wife, Jack is also survived by one son; Jason Patton and his wife Emma and two grandchildren: Ellie Catherine and Andrew “Drew” John Patton; all of Virginia. Also surviving are two sisters: Jane Girton and Judy Stamey as well as one aunt, Nancy Stackhouse and her husband Richard. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Jack was preceded in death by two brother- in-laws, Alfie Nezerski and Leo Toccket.
As per Jack’s request, he will be cremated. Due to the limitations of COVID protocol, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions in Jack’s memory may be made to the Friendship Fire Company Truck Fund,126 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.