Obituaries: Laurance B. Patterson

21 September, 1988


Laurence B. Patterson, 76, former Borough tax collector and treasurer, died September 13 at Princeton Medical Center. Born in Farmingdale, Mr. Patterson lived in the Princeton area for more than 55 years. He began his career as an accountant in Princeton and was appointed deputy tax collector two years later. In 1965 he was appointed Borough treasurer and in 1972 was elected tax collector and treasurer, positions he held until retiring in 1977.

Mr. Patterson was a member, past president and honorary member of Mercer Engine Co. No. 3 of the Princeton Fire Department and treasurer of the Mercer County Firemen’s Relief Association. He was also a member of Princeton Lodge No. 38 F&AM; the Scottish Rite Valley of Trenton; Crescent Temple A.A. O.N.M.S. and the Provost Guard of the Temple; the Princeton Hi-12 Club; and . the Tax Collector and Treasurers Association of Mercer County.

He was a member and past president of the Princeton Shrine Club.

Surviving are his wife, Lillian R. Patterson; two daughters, Barbara P. Davall of Kingston and Janet P. Smith of Griggs-town; four sisters, Marian Enos of Toms River, Doris Seagren of Mt. Pocono, Pa., Juanita Glass of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Gail Carnevale of Princeton; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The service was held at Mather Hodge Funeral Home, the Rev. Jean Smith of Trinity Church officiating. Burial was in Trinity-All Saints’ Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeton Shrine Club Scholarship Fund, PO Box 83, Blawenburg 08504, or the Crippled Children’s Hospital, clo the Crescent Temple, North Clinton Street, Trenton.

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