Stephen (Steve) Lavern Patrick passed away peacefully July 2, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born to George and Doris Patrick September 23, 1943 in Herrin, IL. After graduating from Marion High School in 1961, he studied at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he received a Bachelor of Science majoring in chemistry with a minor in physics. He received his Masters of Science Chemistry from College of William & Mary in 1973.
After graduating, he taught chemistry and physics in Raymond, IL, for three years before being drafted into the US Army. After completion of basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, he served in Korea until 1970.
Steve married Sandra Kay Yard on August 8, 1970 in St. Louis, MO. After moving to Belleville, IL, he taught chemistry and physics for Cahokia High School until 2000. Following his retirement, he became a devoted Papa to his grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, tending to the orchard, flying planes, playing golf, and tennis.
Steve is survived by his:
Brian (Renetta) of Columbia, IL
Jeff (Kathryn) of Chatham, IL
Sister: Linda (Rick) Stuart of Kansas City, KS
Many loving nieces and nephews
Memorials may be made to Lymphoma Society, Union United Methodist, Doctor’s Without Borders and Habitat for Humanity.
Services: A memorial celebration of life will be held at Union United Methodist Church in Belleville, IL, July 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am. At his request a private burial will be held Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.