Robert J. Pataky



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