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Donald E. Patterson

May 04, 2017
Donald E. Patterson

Donald Eugene Patterson, 71, of Washington, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in the Halcyon House in Washington.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in the United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dave Stoufer officiating. Calling hours will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Jones & Eden Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The family will also receive friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Sunday in the United Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County, the United Presbyterian Church or the Washington Rotary Club.

Mr. Patterson was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Donald and Gretchen (Burdette) Patterson. He graduated from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania in 1967 with a B.A. in Psychology and from the Medical College of Virginia (Virginia Commonwealth) in Richmond, Virginia with a Masters Degree in Hospital Administration. He married Rebecca Scott on May 31, 1969 in Beckley, West Virginia.

He was the Chief Executive Office of the Washington County Hospital and Clinics from 2000 until his retirement in 2011. Prior to Washington, he was the C.E.O. for hospitals in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Virginia, Vermont, and Pennsylvania.

He served on the Community Foundation Board of Washington County and on the WAPAEC New Auditorium Committee. He also belonged to the American College of Health Care Executives and the Washington Rotary Club, where he served as Past President and was Past District Governor of District 6000 from 2011/12. He was a proud member of the Washington Community Band where he played baritone for the past 17 years.

Surviving are his wife, Becky, of Washington; sons, Matthew Patterson and wife Tenessa of Raleigh, North Carolina, Steven Patterson of Washington, and James Patterson of Malvern, Arkansas; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Patterson and wife Shelly of Emory, Texas and Tom Patterson of State College, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-in-law, Debbie Patterson.


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