Robert J. Patrick

GOWANDA – Robert J. Patrick, 85, of Gowanda passed away Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Kissamee, Fl.

He was born March 24, 1928 in Grove City, PA the son of the late Guy and Jennie (Gaspar) Patrick.

He was married to the former Rosalie Rolka who predeceased him in 2003.

Mr. Patrick was a veteran having served in the US Army. He started teaching at Gowanda Central School in 1954, he then became the school’s Guidance Counselor for many years until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s RC Church in Go-wanda.

Mr. Patrick is survived by three sons Robert (Dawn) Patrick of Kissamee, Fl, Michael (Cindy) Rolka of Grosse Point, Mich. and Ronald (Jean) Rolka of California and two daughters, Susan (Thomas) Mungovan of Gowanda, NY and Patricia (Mark) Nye of East Aurora, NY and nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother Guy Patrick Jr. of Kentucky and two sisters Helen Besiada of Wisconsin and Carol Petrarca of Gowanda and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife he is predeceased by a sister Gloria Allen.

Friends may call at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc. 105 East Main Street in Gowanda, NY on Wednesday December 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Thursday December 5, 2013 at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph’s RC Church in Gowanda, NY.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s School.