|Edward Melville Van Patten
(1927 - 1967)
|Ed Van Patten was a patrolman for the Rotterdam Police
Department; Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., New York
Ed Van Patten was a Patrolman for the Rotterdam Police Department
(Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., NY). He also owned a garbage business that he
bought from his brother, John Van Patten.
OBIT: 27SEP1967 - "Van Patten Dies; Was Patrolman" - Ptl. Edward Van
Patten, 41, a member of the Rotterdam police force for 13 years, died in Ellis
Hospital (Schenectady, NY) last night following a long illness.
A well-respected officer, Van Patten joined the department as a part-time
patrolman on Aug. 16, 1954 after serving with the Marine Corps. from 1943 to
1946. On Jan. 21, 1956 he was appointed to full-time patrolman.
Born in Schenectady, Van Patten attended Draper High School (Rotterdam,
Schenectady Co., NY) before entering the service. He was a member of the
American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Mason, Elks, Liederkranz Society and the Rotterdam Patrolman's Benevolent
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jean (Lawyer) Van Patten; two sons,
Edward, stationed with the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and Mark
Van Patten; three brothers, Samuel of Amarillo, Texas and Alfred and Leonard
Van Patten, both of this city; and four sisters, Mildred Redmond of the New
York City area (Center Moriches, Long Island), Lois Redmond of this city and
Sarah Wilson and Margaret Zubal, also of Schenectady (Rotterdam).
Funeral arrangements are being made by Bond Funeral Home.
Edward Melville Van Patten was born: 08NOV1927 in Rotterdam, Schenectady
Co., NY and died: 26SEP1967 in Rotterdam, Schenectady Co., NY. He was
the son of Samuel James Van Patten (1885-1959) and Sarah Ann Swatling
(1895-1956) and on 20APR1947 in Esperance, Schenectady Co., NY he
married Jean Alberta Lawyer (1926 - living).
Together, they had three children; Edward Timothy Van Patten (known as
Timmy); b. 11NOV1949; d. 12SEP2003; Barbara Jean Van Patten; b.
01FEB1953; d. 13FEB1953; and Mark Allen Van Patten; b. 09SEP1958.
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