Roger "Roggie" Patterson Jr., 54, of Marietta, Ohio, died peacefully at Harmar Place nursing home with his family by his side on Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2013). He was born in Canton, Ohio, on Jan. 11, 1959. He was proceeded in death by his father, Roger Dan Patterson Sr.
Roggie worked through the Department of Developmental Disabilities, in both Stark County and Washington County. Roggie was involved in many sports through the Ohio Special Olympics, including softball, basketball, soccer, and excelled in bowling. He loved music and dancing. Roggie touched the hearts of all who knew him.
Roggie is survived by his mother, Patsy Ann Patterson of Marietta; one brother, Rory N. Patterson of Canton; one sister, Adrienne Kelly (Brian) Bowman of Marietta.
There will be a funeral Mass held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at The Bacillica of St. Mary of the Assumption, 506 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio. A special memorial will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Marietta Shrine Club, 249 Pennsylvania Ave., Marietta.
A special thank-you to Dr. David Montgomery, Dr. Robert Mckinley, the staff at Harmar Place, and the Hospice nurses.