Frank F. Patterson IV
Frank Ford Patterson IV, 87, a retired advertising executive and World War II veteran, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. He had been residing at Symphony Manor Assisted Living in Roland Park, Baltimore, since March 2012.
Services will be private.
Mr. Patterson was born in 1925, in Philadelphia, where he spent most of his life until 1997, when he retired to Pinehurst. He was the son of the late Francis Ford Paterson III and Marion Dorothy McClees. He attended Lansdowne Friends School and left Upper Darby High School in February 1944 to join the Army Air Force. He was honorably discharged from the Army in May 1946. Mr. Patterson graduated from Lafayette College in 1950.
He held management positions with Campbell Soup Company, N.W. Ayer advertising agency, and VanSant Dugdale in Baltimore. He was a founder and board member of the Laurel Oak Corporation, developers and operators of private and public golf facilities, and charter president of Laurel Oak Golf Club in Voorhees, N.J.
Mr. Patterson was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Lucia Ippolito Patterson; his sister Constance Patterson Ellis Kipe; and his former wife, Hope Patterson.
He is survived by his children from his first marriage, Barbara Dover (George), Judith Patterson, Abigail Wiest and Scott Patterson; four grandchildren; and five great-
Memorial donations may be made to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.