James E. Patterson - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James E. Patterson

Born October 23, 1936

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.


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  • Dear Barb and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. Jim was always so kind to Rocky and I when we were around him. He would always give such a nice hug. I am sorry that he was taken so quickly, however, God did not let him suffer. He was watching out for you and the family also.
    God bless.
    With love and prayers,
    Betty (BJ) and Rocky DiDonato

  • I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the entire family. For comfort during this difficult time please read in your Bible, John 11:23-25 Psalms 83:18 also Acts 24:15…

  • We are deeply saddened by the news of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

    Norbert and Ulrike Miklitz