Joanne W. Patterson, age 82, of Hockessin, DE passed away on September 15, 2019 at her residence at Cokesbury Village. Born in Emmaus, PA, she was the daughter of the late Mae (Albright) and Harvey Walbert. Joanne graduated from Penn State University with her bachelor’s degree in chemistry and went on to pursue her masters degree in etymology from the University of Delaware. She worked as a Senior Patent Agent for DuPont, Montel, and Hercules. In addition to her parents, Joanne was predeceased by her son, Kenneth Scott Patterson.
Joanne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and William F. Marino of Bear, DE; her grandchildren, Leah and Umang Patel of Hoboken, NJ and William M. Marino of Bear, DE; her brother, Keith Walbert and his wife, Kim, of Birdsboro, PA; and her sisters, Janice Herring of Austin, TX and Jackie Rayer of Blacklick, OH.
A visitation will be held on Friday September 20, 2019 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. with funeral services beginning at 11 A.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at Gracelawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Food Bank of Delaware, 222 Lake Drive Newark, DE 19702.