Mark H. Patterson

Mark H. Patterson

August 23, 1930 - May 12, 2017

Mark H. Patterson

August 23, 1930 - May 12, 2017


Mark Harris Patterson, 86, of Lake Forest, California, died May 12, 2017. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends.

Mark was born in San Diego, California, and lived his younger years in the Sacramento area. He spent time in the Navy and served during the Korean War.

An avid golfer since 12 years old, Mark enjoyed building, tinkering and fixing just about anything. He loved his gadgets, reading, learning new things, and helping people learn from his experiences. Mark was a people person and thoroughly loved putting a smile on other people’s faces.

Mark was proceeded in death by his parents, Ryle Patterson and Nell Dee Brandon, and his sister Bonnie Berkich. He is also survived by his loving wife, Rita Patterson, and his daughters Kelly Patterson and Kathie Sullinger (and her husband Don), and Valeria O’Conner and Victoria Phillips, along with several grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.

Arrangements are with O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills, California. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association Orange County or by check to: Alzheimer’s Orange County, Attn: Development Dept., 2515 McCabe Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92614

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1 responses to Mark H. Patterson

  1. Dad, l loved you so. You and Michelle are probably hitting it off real good.

    Oh and Mollie the little dacshund sister too Murphy. She was such a sweet heart.

    You will be seeing all your golfing friends all your old buddies. Play nice.

    I found a woman that has been researching her roots it appears that your last name is really Mellinger. Your grandfather was one of two brothers that changed his name. The rest of his brothers and sister remained the same. Quite a story.

    We’ll I am going to play golf today. I will hit out of the park. Tell Bonnie, grandma. I said hello.

    Love you so:anguished:

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