At 1305 May 18 2001, another shipmate
has passed on. Gary L. Patterson was a life member of USSVI # L-0973 and
a member of USSVI Arizona Perch Base since 1996. Gary is survived by his
wife Judy. Cards of condolences may be sent to Judy at 1399 Kelly Dr,
Prescott, AZ 86305-8625. Gary will be viewed in full uniform, from 12:00
to 14:00, on Wednesday, May 23rd, which according to his wife, was one
of Gary's wishes.
Gary's Qual Boat was USS Nautilus SSN571, in 1958 as a ET2. He also served on USS Scamp SSN588, from 60-65. USS Mariano G Vallejo SSBN658, from 65-68. USS Halibut SSN587, from 68-70 and the USS Ethan Allen SSBN608 in 74. Gary retired from the Navy as a ETCM(SS).
Gary was Base Membership chairman for the last 5 years and until his illness made it impossible to function as District 8 director.
Sailor ..... Rest your oar
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