Benjamin "Ben" F. Pattison Benjamin "Ben" F. Pattison

Benjamin “Ben” F. Pattison, 84, of Allentown died Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Elizabeth “Beth” L. (Percy) Pattison. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on June 11, 2016. Born in Ossining, NY, Ben was the son of the late Benjamin F. and Mahalah A. (Douglas) Pattison. A graduate of Henry Hudson High School, Montrose, NY, Ben received his B.A. Degree in 1958 from Houghton College, Houghton, NY and his B.S. in Nursing and R.N. Degree in 1960 from Bellevue School of Nursing, New York, NY. In 1962, he received his Certification as a Nurse Anesthetist from the former Allentown General Hospital. He was a Nurse Anesthetist at St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill from 1962 until his retirement in 1984. After retiring, Ben worked for various nursing facilities and landscapers in the Lehigh Valley. Ben was a member of Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown where he was a former Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, Deacon, youth leader, vacation Bible School Superintendent and handled maintenance and landscaping at the church.

Survivors: Wife; children, Jed Pattison and his wife Patti of Shaftsbury, VT, Joel Pattison and his wife Denise of North Catasauqua, Joy wife of Dennis Vallen of Kent, OH, Amy wife of Jonathan Fabian of Douuglassville, Anne wife of Robert Charney of Culver City, CA; sister, Sandra wife of Anthony Yacovelli of Old Fort, NC; 14 grandchildren. Ben was predeceased by his grandson, Taylor D. Pattison in 1991 and his daughter, Julie Beth Pattison in 1996.

Funeral Service 2:45PM Monday in Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown. Call 1 to 2:30PM Monday in the church. Committal Service 1:30PM Tuesday at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Elizabeth Pattison to help fund the education of Ben’s grandchildren, c/o the funeral home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18102.

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