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Dale W. VanPatten

May 5, 1939 ~ October 12, 2015 (age 76)

LOWVILLE-Dale W. VanPatten, 76, of Beaches Bridge, Lowville, N.Y., died peacefully at his home on October 12, 2015, under the loving care of his family, friends and Lewis County Hospice.

Born May 5, 1939. Son of James Lytle and Caroline (Wendover) VanPatten, of Fair Haven, N.Y.  He attended Fair Haven Elementary, and Red Creek High School to which he graduated from.  He obtained his Master’s degree in Music Education from Potsdam State- Crane School of Music. He went on to become an instrumental teacher at various schools including local for many years.  He also was employed at Beaverite Products, Beaver Falls N.Y which he retired from in 2001.

He was united in marriage to Beryl E. Strutt on May 30, 1964 in Toronto, Ont. Canada.  They had a blessed marriage for 51 years.

Surviving are his children, Evangeline (Vangie) and spouse Kevin Yelton of Tenn, JonPaul and spouse Amy (Maxam) VanPatten of Lowville NY. A sister Marilyn (VanPatten) and spouse Kenneth Fisher of Fair Haven, N.Y.  And loved and cherished deeply by his grandchildren, Davin Willis and spouse Anna (Mladek) of TN, Ajia (Willis) and spouse Branden Myers of Glenfield, N.Y, Ashley VanPatten and companion Timothy Cobb of Lyons Falls, N.Y, Katie (Willis) and spouse Zachary Bonomo of TN, Kelsie, Hunter, Ethan and Keegan Yelton of TN, and twin grandchildren, Wesley VanPatten and Zachary VanPatten of Lowville, N.Y Along with six great-grandchildren (Kendra, Lilyana, Rylan-Jeffery, Landen, Brantyn and Hudson).

Other than his Family and Church, music was his life. He was a long time Trombone player of the Lowville Village Band, JCC Band as well as the Symphony Orchestra and the Boonville Band. He also volunteered for many years to play in the orchestra for several school plays.

He was an avid sports fan both professional and collegiate, with Syracuse University and the Buffalo Bills being his favorite.

He dedicated his life to his family, grand and great-grandchildren and his church.

He was a long time member of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene Lowville NY where he played his trombone faithfully every Sunday morning and was a past Sunday School teacher for the handicapped, who he cherished deeply.

Calling hours will be 4-8 pm Friday October 16, 2015 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Lowville, NY.  Funeral will be Saturday October 17, 2015 at 11 am at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Keith Hardy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lowville Village Band and or Hospice of Lewis County NY.

 Service Information

24 Hour Viewing
October 16, 2015

4:00 PM
Bethel Church of the Nazarene

Lowville, NY 13367

Funeral Service
October 17, 2015

11:00 AM
Bethel Church of the Nazarene

Lowville, NY 13367

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