Christopher A. Patterson

AURORA, IL ,U.S.A.

U.S. ARMY

SPC, 713TH EN CO (SAPPER), 113TH EN BN, 81ST TROOP COMMAND,VALPARISO, IN

01/06/2012, NILAY, AFGHANISTAN


SPC Christopher Alexander Patterson, age 20, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012, while proudly serving his country in the Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. He was born April 17, 1991, in Philadelphia, the son of Robert and Mary Patterson.

A 2009 graduate of West Aurora High School, Christopher was continuing his studies in music education at Valparaiso University in Indiana. He was a member of professional music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and toured with the school’s premiere vocal ensemble, the Chorale. Christopher also composed and arranged music with acappella group VuVox and for the West High STUDy Hall Choir. Christopher was co-captain and first board for the West High Chess Team and was honored to be under the tutelage of Robert Payne.

Coming from a strong military family, Christopher enlisted with the Indiana National Guard and served as a 12B Combat Engineer with the 713th Engineering Company (Sapper) based out of the Valparaiso Armory.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Mary Patterson of North Aurora; his three brothers, Carl Patterson; Sean (Anna) Patterson of Plainfield, IN, and Thomas (Robyn) Patterson of Indianapolis; his paternal grandparents, Durland and Sally Patterson of Plainfield, IN; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Claire Schneider of Wild Rose, WI; his godparents, Kathy and George Jirasek of Wild Rose, WI; and many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

He is also survived by his “adopted” siblings, Billy Czech, Aaron Foster and Candace Robinson.