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William Paterson 1941-2012

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William Paterson, 71, born in Chicago, IL and a resident of Daphne, AL for the past six and a half years, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Mr. Paterson taught high school social studies for 36 years, many of those at Proviso West High School in Hillside, IL. He earned his B.S. at Illinois State University where he was a member of Pi Gamma Mu. He received his masters degree from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Paterson enjoyed reading and gardening and caring for his beloved dogs. He was preceded in death by a sister, Roberta Ann Reese; and granddaughter, Michelle. Survivors include his wife of 49 years on Sept. 14, Jean M. Paterson; daughter, Dawn Marie Bennett of Daphne; son, Kirk William (Nok) Paterson of Honolulu, HI; brother, John Andrew Paterson of Geneva, IL; four grandchildren, Crystal, Joshua, Adam and Kailee; nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family will have private services at a later time. On-line condolences may be made at hughesfh.com. Cremation services are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne, AL.

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Mr. P was a great teacher.  He challenged us to THINK, not just memorize.