Michael Mike Patterson, 66, of Warrenton, died Monday, April 2, 2012, in Warrenton.
He was born March 18, 1946, in Charlotte, N.C., to Edgar and Louise (Payne) Patterson. His parents preceded him in death.
He was raised in Easley, S.C.
He received a bachelors degree from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., and a masters degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.
He married Lynn Patterson April 18, 1998, in Beaufort, S.C. She survives, residing in Warrenton.
Mr. Patterson was an electrical contractor in South Carolina, and moved to the North Coast in 1996. Locally, he was a journeyman electrician for contractors including Wadsworth Electric, and worked on job sites including the Gypsum Plant in Rainier, Wauna Paper and others. He retired in 2008 after receiving a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48.
Family members said he enjoyed motorcycling. He was lauded by the Project Gutenberg proofreaders as the first to have his own list of accomplishments in proofreading.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Erika Patterson of Fort Mill, S.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Elaine Patterson of Lafayette, Ind.; a niece, Lauren Patterson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a nephew, Danny Patterson of Chicago; and a cousin, Margaret Jack of Corvallis.
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association of Oregon & SW Washington, 700 N.E. Multnomah St., No. 870, Portland, OR 97232 or http://webor.alsa.org
Ocean View Cremation & Burial Service of Astoria is in charge of the arrangements.