Earl PatchJanuary 29,2013
Earl PatchEarl Patch
WALLINGFORD — Earl Patch, 89, died Jan. 26, 2013, at The Pines at Rutland nursing home.
He was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Wallingford, the son of Ruel and Mildred Patch.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
Mr. Patch was employed at True Temper, Randall Corp., Vermont Heating, and retired from Rutland Regional Medical Center.
In Wallingford, he was a volunteer fireman, member of the American Legion and Prudential Committee, and active in church events.
He enjoyed playing golf and winters spent in Florida.
Survivors include three children, Cheryl Hadden, Jeffrey Patch, both of Wallingford, and Gregg Patch of Richmond, N.H.; two grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and three great-granddaughters.
Mr. Patch was predeceased by his wife, Carolyn (Holden), whom he married Nov. 8, 1947; and seven siblings, Floyd, Howard, Edward, Arnold, Barry, Eva Priest and Isabelle Lee.
There are no calling hours.
The memorial service will be held in Scottsville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wallingford Rescue.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: V-2 No. 13, launched this day in 1946 from White Sands, New Mexico, takes first photographs of Earth from the edge of the planet's outer atmosphere; 1947: Walt Disney testifies before HUAC, names employees he says are communists.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont's brand discussed at Killington, state's attorney candidates Marc Brierre and Rose Kennedy profiled, Curtis reports about Rutland police chief's new job, and four arrested, charged for heroin, crack sales.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1935, New York gangster, bootlegger, ruthless murderer Dutch Schultz, born Arthur Flegenheimer to Jewish-German immigrant parents, and three associates gunned down, killed, at the Palace Chophouse in Newark, N.J.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Acclaimed illusionist & escape artist Harry Houdini, performing in Montreal in 1926, is sucker-punched by a McGill University student. Houdini doesn't know he has peritonitis - the punches are possible factor in his Oct. 31 death.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Police Chief James Baker to resign from the force at the end of the year to take a job in Washington, D.C., jury remains out in teacher killing murder trial, Rec Dept. releases report on what's wrong with White's Pool.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Well diggers in Cardiff, New York, find what is thought to be the petrified body of a 10-foot-tall man, perfectly preserved after thousands of years, which becomes a popular roadside attraction until proven to be a fake.