James F. Paterson

james paterson

January 7, 1930 ~ September 22, 2015

Paterson, James F. age 85, of Fort Lee, on September 22, 2015. He was born in Minnesota and was a Merchant Marine. Beloved husband of Yasko nee; Kobayaski. Devoted father of John Paterson and the late James Paterson, Jr. Services were Private. For information call (201) 944-0100 or www.frankpatti.com


Private: September 25, 2015 11:00 am

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Rosedale Crematory
408 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

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  1. I just learned about Pat's passing. I met Pat over 35 years ago, when I was hired by the National Maritime Union as a 20-something and Pat was Senior VIce President of the Union. Pat was incredibly helpful in my career (and personal) development, and was extraordinarily generous in sharing his experiences and providing guidance. He was very intelligent and had a never-ending sense of humor to match a great smile.Although I hadn't seen Pat in over a decade, I have always fondly remembered our shared time together.May Pat rest in peace. Yasuko, my deepest and heartfelt sympathies.

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