John Patane passed away peacefully on January 21, 2023 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his former wife Evelyn, parents John & Elvira Patane and brother Edward. He is survived by his son John; daughter Margo & husband Don; sister Rosalie; 3 grand children, Lara; Jason & Brian; and 3 great grandchildren, Koah; Gia & Jude.
John was born on April 15, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA where he grew up & attended school. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Army where he served during the Korean War in the 101st Airborne Division. While stationed in Tacoma, WA at Fort Lewis he met & married Evelyn Remeto and went on to have 2 children.
Following his military service he returned to Philadelphia with his new family, completed college with a Master’s degree and began his career in accounting & business administration. In 1965 he moved his family to Kent, WA where he began work with the Kent News Journal. He also worked with the Ruskin Fisher Corporation on the development of the Ocean Shores Resort. He became a member of the Auburn Elks Lodge #1808 where he achieved the rank of Exalted Ruler and made many lasting friendships along the way. He was also a member of the Sons of Italy and the Kiwanis Club receiving several awards for his charitable work throughout the community. He enjoyed camping, hunting, bowling, cooking & dancing, winning several trophies for his dancing skills during his teenage years. He was loved by many & will forever remain in our hearts.
Final resting place will be at Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 SE 240th St Kent, WA 98042 Phone 425-413-9614
Date of service to be determined
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Gary Sinise Foundation at https://www.garysinisefoundation.org/