Frank Patterson of Scarsdale, New York passed away on Tuesday July 6, 2010 at home of pancreatic cancer. He was born August 5, 1928 in New York City to the late Frank Patterson and Margaret Burnett Patterson. He was raised in Larchmont. He was a graduate of the Choate School, and Trinity College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War in Trieste, Italy from 1951 to 1953.
Frank worked in the commercial real estate field in Manhattan for 54 years, retiring at the age of 79. Thirty three of these years were spent at Cross and Brown Co. as a renting manager for many prominent mid-town buildings. At Cross and Brown he was a Sr. Vice President and Director. In 1984 the company was sold to Metropolitan Life. After the sale, he joined J. Grotto and Associates. The last fifteen years of his career were spent as an Associate Director at Helmsley Spear and Co. He was a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, a past president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Club of New York at the Yale Club, Campfire Club of America, and a long time member of the Greenville Community Church.
An avid hunter, fisherman, and athlete, his two favorite places were the Catskill Mountains and the state of Maine. He spent many happy times in both places. He was also a runner and participated in many local races through his 70s.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet B. Patterson, and two children – Anne P. Wilmerding and her husband Charles, and James M. Patterson, and his wife Pamela. He is survived by five grandchildren – Lila, Olivia, and Charlie Wilmerding, and Anna and Everett Patterson.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 12, at 11 A.M. at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale, NY. Memorial contributions can be made to the Greenville Community Church. EDWIN L. BENNETT FUNERAL HOMES 824 Scarsdale Avenue Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-725-1137 www.elbennettfuneral homes.