Carlton Vance Pattison, age 86, 16331 Wager Road, Union City, died Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Saint Vincent Health Center after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Union City, he was born there July 23, 1925 the son of the late Earl and Lulu Beemer Pattison. He married Phyllis Ward on January 15, 1945 and she survives.

Pattison, Carlton VanceMr. Pattison is a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Navy. When he returned home after the war, he worked as a seaman on the Great Lakes and also as a truck driver before he started doing what he loved– carpentry. For most of his life then, he worked as a self-employed carpenter and also operated a dairy farm until he retired twenty years ago. Even after retiring he continued to work in his woodshop and do carpentry for others. It was his work ethic and skill that earned him his excellent reputation and countless friends.

As a loving family-man, Carlton was devoted to his wife and children, and he loved being a grandpa to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed hunting, reading, and visiting with his friends, and he was proud of the four missions trips that he took to Japan and Haiti.

As a member of the Union City community, he was active at the Parade Street United Methodist Church, and was a past master of the Union City Grange #89.

He is preceded in death by a son, Ricky Earl Pattison, and a great-granddaughter, Khloe Salzillo.

Survivors in the family include his wife of 66 years, Phyllis Pattison; three children– Terry Lynn Pattison and his wife Aleta, Christine Sue Bearce and her husband LeRoy, and Natalie Kay Lent and her husband Wally, all of Union City; four grandchildren– Darcy Pattison, Trudi Kaster and husband Steve, Rikki Spencer, and Steven McDonald; and two great-grandchildren– Ruhgar Salzillo and Rubie Gibson. Also, a brother– Howard Pattison and wife Doris of Titusville; a sister– JoAnn Albert of Waterford; two brothers-in-law– Gordon Ward and wife Marion of Union City, and Robert Ward of Edinboro; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home of Waterford, 105 Walnut Street, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Parade Street United Methodist Church in Union City on Tuesday at 10:00 am officiated by Mr. Terry Pattison and Rev. Jackie Condon. Burial will follow at West Union Cemetery.