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Charles F. Patton dies

07/30/2014 02:34PM, Published by Lev, Categories: In Print, Schools


Charles F. Patton


Charles F. Patton, a longtime educator whose name was given to the middle school in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, died on July 19 at the age of 85, prompting an outpouring of remembrances from his former students and staff members.

In a message posted on the school district's website on July 22, district superintendent John Sanville wrote, “Charles F. Patton embodied all that we treasure about Unionville. He was a dedicated family man, educator, volunteer and the kind of person everyone should have the chance to know.

“It is not often that a man from seemingly humble beginnings rises to the height of respect that Charles achieved,” Sanville wrote. “My fondest recollections of Charles are all centered on his thoughtfulness. No matter how many months passed, he always remembered our last conversation. He was always gracious and left me feeling better for having spoken with him. One of the kindest notes I received when I was first named superintendent was from Charles. He assured me that I had his full confidence – and those were (and are) words that inspire me.”

Patton was buried in the New London Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Aug. 23 at the Charles F. Patton Middle School (760 Unionville Rd., Unionville). Visitation with the family will be at the school from 10 a.m. to noon.

A reception by the family will follow the memorial service at the school.

The Charles F. Patton Memorial Scholarship has been established in his honor for students whose career will be education. Contributions can be mailed to: UHS Activities, Attn: Charles F. Patton Memorial Scholorship, c/o Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.






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