Frederick Woodworth Pattison

Fred Pattison

 

Frederick Woodworth Pattison

January 31, 1930 – September 9, 2017

          We have all lost a dear friend in the passing of Frederick Woodworth Pattison.  Fred was a longtime member of the Board of Managers of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, and at various times served in different capacities as an Officer of the Board.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Fred was member of the Class of 1948 of the University School in Cleveland, and he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.  Later, he received a Master’s degree in Library Science from Case Western Reserve University.

      Fred was a career librarian, having retired as Librarian at the American Journal of Nursing Co., the oldest and largest nursing journal in the world, where he was also Editor of the International Nursing Index.  Fred was a former and longtime member of the vestry of Saint John’s in-the-Village (Episcopal) Church.  Additionally, he was a longtime member of the Grolier Club.  He was a member of the Church Club since 1967, and he was also a member of the Pilgrims Society.

        Fred cherished his membership in many genealogical societies, including The Order of Founders and Patriots of America, The Saint Nicholas Society, The Colonial Order of the Acorn, The Military Order of the Loyal Legion, The Society of Colonial Wars, The 1st NY Continental Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and The New England Society.

        He is survived by his husband and partner of 54 years, Stephen Dimen, of Manhattan.

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