Bro. Perry L. Patton

Brother Perry L. Patton, 66, of Monroe Township, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Mr. Patton was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 10, 1950 and was the son of the late Harvey and Leah Race Patton.

The family owned and operated their farm, which was truly a passion he loved. He was born a farmer at heart, and worked on the family farm as a child alongside his mother and father until his father’s retirement. Perry continued to own and live there even after his father’s retirement. He also worked hard as a relief postal mail carrier, creating new campsites at Frances Slocum State Park, Profera’s and retired after 18 years of service as an operator for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation until his retirement.

Perry’s greatest gift of all, was the way he made everyone smile. He loved people, children and animals. His generosity, wit and humor made him an unforgettable person to everyone.

Perry was a wonderful loving husband to his wife of 46 years, Marlene, and proud father of daughter, Angela Yorina and her husband, Carl; and son, Chad Patton and his wife, Diana; adoring grandfather of Kaylee and Cara Yorina and Alex and Madison Patton, who were his greatest joy; sisters, Charlotte Hopfer, Beverly Weiss and her husband, John; and Delores Swantek and her husband, Alan; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Perry was preceded in death by brother-in-law, David Hopfer.

Funeral service will be private and there will be no calling hours.