Robert J. Pataky was born at home on October 3, 1937 in Whiting, Indiana to George & Sophie Pataky, both deceased. He had two older siblings John and Delores both of whom are also deceased.
Robert graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in (Robertsdale) Hammond, Indiana. After graduation from high school he was employed at Standard Oil in Whiting, Indiana where his father and grandfather had worked.
He attended college at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana majoring in chemical engineering.
He married the love of his life, Patricia A. Fulton in 1959. A year later he enlisted in the U.S.A.F.
In the Air Force he received electronics & mechanical training and was sent to Korea. Upon discharge he moved to Washington, Illinois where Robert worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company. Robert & Patricia raised two sons, Robert J. Pataky Jr. and Martin A. Pataky.
Robert retired as a Senior Test Engineer for Caterpillar Tractor Company where he worked at the Peoria Proving Grounds. He traveled all over the United States, Canada, and overseas.
“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
Quantico Nat'l Cemetery
Tuesday October 24th, 2017
18424 Joplin Rd
Triangle, VA 22172
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To the Family. I am sorry to hear of your loss and know the pain of the death of a loved one. It can be a difficult time. God's Word is a great source of comfort and hope. Isaiah 25:8 says that 'death will be swallowed up forever.' What a relief. The time will come when humans will no longer look forward to it. Even better, is when the time comes when we will see our loved ones again, as Acts 24:15 promises, "There will be a resurrection....". The God of the Bible is truly 'the God of all comfort.' ~2 Corinthians 1:3
Submitted by J. White on Oct 24 2017 08:17:03 AM
Pat and family -- may great memories of Bob comfort you at this sad time. I hope for you the comfort to feel the love he wrapped your heart with each day of his life. With warm condolences, Beth Kelley
Submitted by Elizabeth Kelley on Oct 24 2017 06:56:28 AM
So very sorry for your loss. May God bless you, Pat, and your family during this time of sadness. I will call you soon.
Hugs to you
Submitted by Beth Bottorff on Oct 23 2017 10:38:46 PM
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