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John Arthur Patterson, age 84, of Shallotte passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center.

He was born in Cornwall, New York, on July 17, 1931, the son of the late Arthur Nelson Patterson and Ruth McQuiston Patterson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Patterson. Mr. Patterson retired from Kelsey-Hayes Corp in 1993 after 37 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was an avid fisherman and member of Trout Unlimited in Marcy, New York.

Surviving family members include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Gianotti Patterson; his children, Sandra Costa, and her husband, Joe, of Nashville Tennessee, David Patterson, and his wife, Amy, of Sunset Beach, Jo Ann Lepore, and her husband, Dr. Henry Lepore of Sunset Beach, and Amy Clontz, and her husband, David, of Shallotte; two brothers, Bob Patterson, of Catskill, New York, and Jim Patterson, of New Jersey; a brother-in-law, Albert (Sonny) Gianotti of New Hartford, New York; three grandchildren, Adam Patterson, Devin Pritchard and Jack Pritchard; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences may be made at White Funeral Home and Cremation Service.