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William George Van Patten

William George Van Patten

Male 1928 - 2000  (71 years)

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  • Name William George Van Patten 
    Born 10 Apr 1928 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Feb 2000 
    • SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION?Memorializing prominent Carson City optometrist Dr.William Van Patten.

      WHEREAS, William George Van Patten was born on April 10, 1931, in Rochester, New York, to Earl and Dorothy Jeffers Van Patten; and
      WHEREAS, William grew up in Upstate New York and attended
      Mississippi Southern College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and
      WHEREAS, After enlisting in the United States Air Force, William was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, where he met, and on May 6, 1954, married, Sharlene Sandin, his wife of 41 years; and
      WHEREAS, Upon being discharged from the Air Force, William attended the University of Nevada, Reno, before entering the Los Angeles School of Optometry, from which he graduated in 1959 with a doctorate; and
      WHEREAS, Shortly after his graduation, Dr. Van Patten moved to
      Carson City, opened his optometric practice in August 1959 and continued in the practice for 39 years, until retiring in 1998; and
      WHEREAS, Dr. Van Patten set a standard for excellence in his chosen field and endeared himself to thousands of residents of Carson City in the capacity of optometrist because of his caring, reassuring manner; and
      WHEREAS, Many hours of his days not dedicated to his practice were spent in community service through such organizations as the Carson City School Board, on which he served from 1967 to 1978, and the Rotary Club of Carson City, in which he held numerous offices; and
      WHEREAS, Dr. Van Patten maintained his professional acuity through membership in such organizations as the Nevada Optometric Association, Nevada State Board of Optometry and American Optometric Association; and
      WHEREAS, All those who knew Bill Van Patten as a friend, public
      servant, doctor, family member or in any other capacity were saddened by
      his death on February 17, 2000; and
      WHEREAS, William Van Patten is survived by his son, William G. Van Patten Jr., and his daughter, Katrina Van Patten-Copoulos, both of Carson City, his brothers, James and Robert Van Patten, both of Florida, and his
      grandchildren, Zach and Dion Copoulos and Ronnie Sharlene Van Patten;
      now, therefore, be it

      RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, THE ASSEMBLY
      CONCURRING, That the members of the Nevada Legislature express their
      sincerest condolences to all those who miss this outstanding father,
      grandfather, friend, public servant and doctor; and be it further
      RESOLVED, That this dedicated man who filled so many roles in such a distinguished manner will live forever in the hearts of those whose lives he
      touched; and be it further
      RESOLVED, That the Secretary of the Senate prepare and transmit a copy of this resolution to William Van Patten Jr. and Katrina Van Patten -Copoulos.
      ___________________________________________________________
    Person ID I6087  Henry Grow Family
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2011 

    Family Sharlene Sandin,   b. 03 Sep 1934,   d. 31 Jan 1995  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F1800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William George Van Pattan News Article on Education
    William George Van Pattan News Article on Education


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