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Shawn Michael Patterson

September 21, 1969 — March 5, 2024

Chadwicks, New York

Shawn Michael Patterson was called by his Lord on March 5th after a very brief illness. He was born September 21st, 1969 in Fort Worth, TX to Charlotte Ann (Platts) Patterson and Donald H. Patterson Sr.

Shawn was a graduate of Ilion High School, class of 1988. Upon his graduation, he became a United States Marine at Parris Island, SC. He continued his training at Camp Lejeune, NC for motor T school and was assigned to MCAS El Torro, CA. While there, he supported Operation Just Cause (Panama) from El Torro as a refueler/defueler of aircraft. Shawn was deployed to Bahrain for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm where he also served as a refueler/defueler. He was a very proud Marine. Upon his completion of his Marine Corps service, Shawn traveled the country, settling in SC, WA state and VA for a time, working his way up to Foreman in construction and as a truck driver before eventually relocating back to New York. He was employed by JC Rendering at the time of his passing. Driving was his passion and he covered the 48 states many times. Shawn loved to tinker, especially with vehicles. There wasn't much he couldn't fix. His most favored and precious time was spent with his grandbabbies for game and movie nights.

Shawn was a family man who loved to be by himself. He was preceeded in death by his parents, his beloved Uncle Chick & Aunt Janet (Patterson) and Uncle John (Platts). He is survived by his son, Patrick Allen and his wife, Jasmine of Clayville. His five grandbabbies who he loved spending time with; Kyla, Logan, Austin, Hunter and Judith. Siblings; Scott and his wife Carla Patterson of Gallup, NM, Christie Szpyrka and her partner, Anthony Britton of Philadelphia, PA, Veronica and her husband Todd Smithson of Ilion, Donald Jr and his wife Carol of Ilion, Thom-son of Lawrenceville, GA, Melissa and her husband Debony Maffett of Stockbridge, GA and Tracey and her husband Tim Glass of Lawrenceville, GA. Shawn also leaves his Uncle Hercules Platts of Vernon, Aunt Maria of NC, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that he loved very much.

Per Shawn's request, he will be cremated and there will be a gathering of family and friends 'to drink a beer for me' at a later date.  Arrangements for Shawn are under the direction and care of the locally/family owned and operated Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131.
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