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Horace E. "Butch" Patten III

April 15, 1947 — September 23, 2022


Horace E. “Butch” Patten III, age 75, died September 23, 2022 at his residence following a long illness.  He was born April 15, 1947 in Batavia, NY to Horace Jr. and Alice (Petty) Patten and had lived in this area for over 20 years.

Butch was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, a member of the Holley American Legion and Holley VFW and volunteered for the Orleans County Veteran Transport Service.  He was also a member of the Holley Fire Department Fire Police, and enjoyed sewing, collecting anything of any sort, and socializing with his friends every morning at Subway.  He was former co-owner of B&D This and That store in Albion.  Butch was known as a straight shooter however, he would help anyone with anything if they were in need.  Mr. Patten was predeceased by his brothers: Michael and Russell, as well as the women who raised him from a toddler: Jenny J. Patten.

He is survived by his brothers: Scott (Mary) Patten of Waterport, Elbert (June) Patten of NC, Steve (Maria) Patten of Albion, his sister: Cindy (Paul) Lawrence of NC, several nieces and nephews including a special nephew Jeffrey (Rachel) Patten.

There will be no calling hours and a private graveside service will be held in the WNY National Cemetery in Corfu at a later date.  Memorials may be made to a charity or organization of your choice.  Butch’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Home of Albion.  To share a special memory of Butch, please visit:

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