A Memorial Service will be held for Rockie Andrew Patterson at the New Rumley Global Methodist Church, 41395 Scio-New Rumley Road, Scio, OH 43988 on Saturday, December 3rd at 12 noon.
Rockie passed away November 12, 2020 at his home in Rockville, MD after a brave battle with cancer. He graduated from Jewett Scio High School and Akron University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Rockie retired from the Federal Communications Commission, International Satellite Division in 2016 after 32 years of service, where he was an International Negotiator, specializing in Broadcast Satellites.
Rockie was a kind, unassuming, good natured man who loved his family, automobiles, traveling, and attending concerts and sporting events. Everyone who knew Rockie enjoyed spending time with him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard "Arch" Patterson and Rev. Roxie Patterson Thompson, Maternal Aunt Carol Sue Fawcett. Paternal Aunt and Uncles Anna Mae Sampson, Rae Patterson and Harry Patterson. He is survived by his adopted Sister Cheryl Madonna of Scio, OH, his Maternal Aunt Teresa Venham of Shadyside, OH, his Uncle Paul Patterson of Woodsfield OH, his Paternal Aunt Francis Long of Bellaire OH and his best friend Marcus (Jennifer) Wolf of Coconut Creek ,Fl. He also leaves behind several cousins including Tracy Kovello of Willowick, OH, John Venham of Shadyside, OH, and Shawnda Price of Maple Heights, OH.
Friends are invited to join the family in remembering and celebrating Rockie’s life. Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio is assisting the family with his memorial service.