Richard J. Patton Sr.

richard patton

April 3, 1947 ~ October 22, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Richard John Patton Sr., 76, passed away on October 22, 2023. Survived by wife, Sharon Patton; children, Richard Patton Jr. (Lori), Deanna Cozzolino (Kevin), Rhonda Sandoval (Maria), John Yalotz Jr. (Brooke) and Shari Yalotz (Shawn).
Siblings: Patricia, Jim (Karen), Elaine (Dan), George (Lori), Molly (Jeff) & Katy.
Grandchildren: R.J., Tasha, Scott (Jessica), Carl, Sara (Moses), Brittany (Justin), Riley, Cade, Sabrina (Sean), Cody, Bailey (Danielle), Aubree, Macenzee, Karli, Carson.
Great Grandchildren: Aiden, Addison, Lyman, Dale, Cooper, Eleanor, Mason, Eloise, Skylin, Bryson, Kinley, Katey Jo, Logan, Cameron.
And numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard & Mary Patton, Wife, Peggy Patton; Son, Robert Jay Patton & Sister, Beverly Dadd.
Richard was born in Pueblo, Colorado, on April 3, 1947. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era on the USS SARATOGA. He retired from the Pueblo Police Department after 28 years of service. He enjoyed working on cars, hunting, camping, and most of all, spending with family.
Richard was a member of the Eagles #145 in Pueblo.
Memorial service, 2 pm Friday, October 27 in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel with a reception to follow.
Some people come into your life and quickly go, others come into your life and stay a while leaving footprints forever on your heart.


Memorial Service: October 27, 2023 2:00 pm

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. CandleImageRon & I and our nephew Richard lived near Richard. Peggy, Richard, Jr. & Deanna in the Baxter area. (So many Richards) Both of the little Richards were about 3 & Deanna was the best baby ever. We were young couples who worked hard and loved our families. We moved away but stayed in contact a little through the years. So sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

  2. CandleImageTo the Cozzolino Family,
    Although I never met your dad/grandpa, I know you and that means he must have been amazing. I’m so sad for your loss. I wish you strength in the days ahead. Sending you my prayers and deepest condolences. ✝️ God’s Blessings,

  3. CandleImageGood Bye for now Little Brother, I will see you again. No more tears, no more pain, no more cares in this world for now. You sister, Trish

  4. CandleImageAunt Sherry,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of coming to your house and playing. All of the family reunions. Playing on the trampoline and swimming in the pool. Love you lots. I am thinking of you during this time. ❤️

  5. CandleImageAunt Sherry, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love, strength and lots of prayers. Love you always.

    Brenda Boyd

  6. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Sherry, I know it’s a difficult time. Bear was special in how he loved you, his and your children also the grandbabies. ❤️

  7. CandleImageOur deepest condolences Sharron, Brittany and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jennifer Carrington,
    Isabel Lopez
    And family

  8. Our Condolences and Love from our family to your family in this time of transition.
    Carolyn, Jewell, Jeanie Waterman and Family

  9. I had the great pleasure of camping with Bear and Sherry and the gang, what a great Man, just like his family… I’m so sorry for your loss… may God Bless you all with warm memories of a wonderful soul, thank you for your service Bear! RIP
    Jodi Verner

  10. This teenager will never forget him he was always nice to me and even though he’s gone he will always be by your side sherry no matter what happens no matter how things go he will always be there and alive in your heart and think of it this way he’s no longer in pain or suffering but he will always watch over you from the sky he loved you just as much as you loved him never forget that always and forever he will be in your heart

    • CandleImageEven though he’s gone he will always be by your side ik its hard but he knew how much you all loved him

  11. Sharon and family,
    So sorry to hear about Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  12. CandleImageI know Richard played an important role in the life of many and will be greatly missed. May the memories of times shared with him, as well as the love of family and friends bring you comfort during this time.

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