Oct. 7, 1950 - July 11, 2007
GLENDALE, Ariz. Robert W. Patchen, 56, of Glendale and formerly of Hartland Center, Ohio, died Wednesday in Glendale.
He was born Oct. 7, 1950 in Norwalk, Ohio and was a 1969 graduate of Western Reserve High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, and was a 22-year veteran of the National Guard.
He was an employee of the Wells Fargo Bank in Phoenix for 22 years. He was a life member of Firelands Post 2743 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Norwalk. He enjoyed home improvement projects and golf.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years, Lynda J. (Smith) Patchen of Glendale; sons and daughter in law, Duane and Amanda Patchen of Gilbert, and Robert Patchen of Sandusky, Ohio; daughters, Jennifer Patchen of Phoenix and Elizabeth Patchen of Glendale; a stepson Richard Lacy of Murietta, Calif.; nine grandchildren; his father, George Patchen Sr. of Sandusky; brother and sister-in-law, George and Dee Patchen Jr. of Sandusky; and sisters, Phyllis Rosas of Fremont and Jackie Gessner of Sandusky.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty (Weidinger) Patchen in 1970.
Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hartland Center Community Church, 2750 Court Road, Collins. The Rev. Todd Froehlich will officiate. Burial will be in Hartland Ridge Cemetery.