Bradley "BradGÇ¥ Herren Pattie March 23, 1942 - January 22, 2016

Bradley "BradGÇ¥ Herren Pattie, beloved of God and loved by family, went Home to heaven on January 22, 2016 in Monroe, WA. Brad was born in Redding, CA on March 23, 1942 to Jack and Peggy (Barks) Pattie. Brad battled cancer for several years and is now at peace with his Lord. Brad was born into a fisheries family and spent his working career in that field as well. His growing up years were spent on fish hatcheries in Hoodsport, Klickitat, Glenwood and Startup which brough him to graduation from Sultan High School in 1960. There he met his high school sweetheart Lillian Groeneveld whom he married on March 10, 1962. Brad came to faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized in the church they were active in, Monroe Christian Reformed Church (now named New Hope Fellowship). Brad begin higher education at the University of Washington and Olympic Community College. But college took a back seat as Brad began his career in fisheries and started a family. His work with the Wash. St. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife began as a technician and finished 43 years later as a Research Analyst. He researched and monitored commercial ground fish in Puget Sound and the Pacific Coast from Northern Oregon to SE Alaska. Daughter Brenda and sons Jody and Neal were born to Brad and Lillian. The Patties lived in Westport, Lake City, Woodinville, Sultan, and settled into their home in Monroe in 1972. Brad loved fishing, boating, hunting, gardening, camping, home projects, farm work, and school. He persevered and finished his BA in Journalism Communications from the UW 32 years later in 1992. He was a grandfather by then and called himself "Gradpa.GÇ¥ His "Darling LillyGÇ¥ had passed away in 1989 from cancer. On August 3, 1996 Brad married Lillian's widowed sister, Adelinde Inge. Along with Brad's "fishGÇ¥ work he was also a "fisher of men.GÇ¥ He served for many years as an elder at New Hope Fellowship and completed an MA in Expository Preaching from Trinity Seminary. Ever the student, he also pursued a PhD from Trinity and completed "everything but the dissertationGÇ¥ when his final work on Forgiveness was stopped by his battle with cancer. He wrote 60 songs of faith and inspiration and played them all on his guitar. He led a Bible Study for Seniors and provided pulpit supply for pastors on vacation. Brad spent his life serving his Lord and his family. He is survived by his wife Adelinde, daughter Brenda (Shawn) Berry of Kirkland, sons Jody (Deborah) Pattie of Marysville and Neal of the family home. His grandchildren are Carl and Erick (Briauna) Berry and Dana and Shane Pattie. Brad was also "Gradpa,GÇ¥ through his marriage to Adelinde, to Jason, Jerome, Amy, Patricia, Sarah, AJ, and Tammy. His sisters are Jackie Balderas of Arlington and Pat Lutzenheiser of Roundup, MT. In addition to the loss of Lillian and his parents, his step-son Gary, and Brad's grandparents, Pearl Thompson and Carl (Margaret) Barks, and Virginia (Harry "CobbGÇ¥) Rooney preceded him in death. The family would like to thank the many friends, and the staff at Brookdale, Bethany, and Cascade Companion Care for all the love and care received for Brad as he finished his life's work here. Memorials can be given to the New Hope Fellowship Building Expansion Fund or to INCOR (International Christian Outreach and Relief), PO Box 531 Kent WA 98035. A memorial service will be held at New Hope Fellowship, 1012 W. Main St. Monroe, WA 98272 on Saturday, February 13 at 2:00 PM.


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