Robert George Pattridge, Sr. 96, of Cleveland, NY passed away April 8, 2022 at the Abraham House, Rome, NY. He was born in 1926, on a dairy and cash crop farm with no electricity. He was the son of George & Lillian Burlingame Pattridge. He graduated from Perry High School as Valedictorian when at the time WWII was in the making. His buddies and his cousin enlisted as did Bob to fight for the freedom of our country.
He was assigned to Patton’s 3rd Army Spearhead Division armored infantry. He reached the rank of Sergeant. The 106 Infantry Division consisting of new recruits arrived in Northern France. They were in need of battle tested non-commissioned officers. Bob was assigned to the 106 Infantry as platoon leader. The Germans made their push in the front held by the 106 Infantry. Sixty percent of the division was taken as prisoners or casualties. After the Battle of the Bulge, Bob returned to Spearhead Division until the wars end.
Bob worked as an engineer in charge with NYS Transportation building bridges and roads. Always an outdoor person, he settled on beautiful Oneida Lake upon his retirement. He knows every inch of the lake! Walleye and Perch fishing every day possible. Fishhawk was his handle.
He is survived by his wife, the former Louise Markwica, two sons, Robert & Maureen Pattridge, Jr. and George Pattridge, his grandchildren; Robert & Alyssa Pattridge III, Kenneth Pattridge, Dayna Pattridge, Autumn & Mark Black and three great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday morning from 9 -11:00 am from LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main Street, Camden, NY followed by an 11:30 Funeral Mass at St. John’s Church, Church Street, Camden, NY. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Cleveland, NY with a gathering of family and friends to follow at the Cleveland American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Abraham House, 417 N. Washington St., Rome, NY or theabrahamhouse.org.
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