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STEVEN T. PATTON, Ph.D., 56, a life-long resident of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born in Springfield on May 29, 1961, the son of Loren E. and Lola M. (Bolles) Patton.

Steve graduated from Shawnee High School in 1979 and went on to pursue his dream of physics. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Wittenberg University in 1988, his Master’s degree in Physics from The Ohio State University in 1994 and his Doctorate in Physics from Ohio State in 1998.

He was employed by the University of Dayton (Wright Patterson Air Force Base). Steve was a Physicist and a Tribologist and was a member of STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers). He had written and published numerous scientific papers with his latest publication being accepted in to the Polymer Journal of Science. His love of science and his dedication to his work has allowed him to achieve many goals and accomplishments with his latest award being presented at UDRI in May 2017 for the Outstanding Professional Research Award.

Steve was a wonderful family man and was cherished by his family and friends. He was a hard worker and his ethics and loyalty were respected by many. In his spare time over the years he enjoyed playing golf and basketball, taking walks, washing his special orange Mustang and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 30 wonderful years, Jodi Ray-Patton; a son, Travis Ray and a granddaughter (his special bud) Kaia Ray of Fairborn, Ohio; siblings, Keith E. Patton of Springfield, Sandra K. Schinkle of Rocky River, Ohio, Duane C. (Sandra) Patton of Springfield, Janice A. (Neil) Harkins of Springfield; his father-in-law, Howard Ferryman and brother in law, Douglas Ferryman, both of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon R. Brady; brother, Bruce A. Patton; and his mother-in-law, Jean Ferryman.

A service in celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.


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Visitation

Tuesday

28

Nov

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Memorial Service

Tuesday

28

Nov

7:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

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