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Patrick Alan Patterson
A memorial service will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 with a potluck dinner to follow at the Alano Club, 1660 Herndon, Ceres for Patrick Alan Patterson, 37, of Modesto. He died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.

Allen Mortuary in Turlock was in charge of private services.

Born January 1973 in Modesto, Patrick and grew up in Northern California. He graduated from San Lorenzo High School in Hayward and studied journalism at California State University, Hayward. Patrick was well known in the area as a sports writer for the San Francisco Examiner and as a blogger for the Oakland Raiders. His family knew him as a generous, loving man.

He leaves behind his father, Michael Patterson of Oklahoma; his mother, Patricia Rodriguez of Modesto; two brothers, Jose Rodriguez of Modesto and Anthony Rodriguez; his sister, Amanda Rodriguez of Webster, N.Y.; his step-brother, Michael Parmley; and a step-sister, Addie Holand.

Donations will be accepted at the memorial to help defray funeral expenses.

Friends are invited to post a favorite memory of Patrick or post condolences at

-Ceres Courier/ December 8, 2010