CHICAGO (BEVERLY) – Col. James D. Patton, the 94-year-old man who died in a car crash in Oak Forest earlier this week, had a remarkable and very distinguished life that included service in the United States Army during World War II and a post-service career with the Chicago Police Department.
The Beverly neighborhood native, who most recently lived in Tinley Park before his death on Jan.28, still worked at the Patton Motor Service auto repair shop owned by his son, Pat, at 102nd and Western, his step-in-law. daughter Candy Patton. noted.
Candy Patton said her stepfather was brought home from work by his daughter on Monday when their car was hit on 167th Street, just west of Cicero.
“He was 94, and totally agree,” said Candy. “His wife is 92 and she’s the same, an amazing woman.”
James has been married to Eileen (nÃ©e Quagliano) for 71 years, his obituary says on the Maher Funeral Home website. He was a retired army colonel, WWII veteran and retired CPD lieutenant.
In addition to Eileen, Patton is survived by eight children and their spouses, 22 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Patton was most recently a parishioner at St. Julie Billiart in Tinley Park and is originally from St. Barnabas Parish in Beverly. His services will take place at Tinley.
Last year, he was honored before a Chicago White Sox game as âHero of the Day,â Candy said. More information on this here via the Beverly magazine.
Services for James Patton
via Maher Funeral Home:
Visits Monday (February 3) 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday (February 4) 9 a.m. at Maher Funeral Home 17101 S. 71st. Ave., Tinley Park, to St. Julie Church, 7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park, IL for mass at 10 am. Private burial Wednesday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Smile Train PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or www.smiletrain.org. To sign the guestbook, visit maherfuneralservices.com (708) 781-9212.