James E. Patterson
October 23, 1936 – June 11, 2016
James E. Patterson, 79, of Elkton, MD, passed away suddenly at Christiana Hospital, on Saturday, June 11, 2016.
Born in Freehold, NJ on October 23, 1936, James was the son of the late Jack and Lola V. (Madagan) Patterson. He worked as a manager for Shop Rite for many years in New Jersey, West Chester, Pennsylvania and Newark, Delaware.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a daughter and son. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Barbara Patterson of Elkton; son, Jack (Donna) of Toms River, NJ; stepsons, Ron Mauthe (Melinda) and Steven Mauthe (Lisa) of Newark DE; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Friday evening, June 17, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Services and interment will be held privately in the Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Delaware, 14 Garfield Way, Newark, DE 19713 or to a charity of your choice.