Rodney Shelton Patnode

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Rodney Shelton Patnode

November 03, 1945 - September 05, 2018

Rodney S. Patnode, 72, of Richmond, Va., passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 5, 2018. He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Nov. 3, 1945, the son of the late Ransom and Florence (Belanger) Patnode. Rodney was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked at General Electric until it's closing and then became a Contractor. He was a remarkable man with an ingenious mind and a kind soul who loved animals. He is survived by his son Randy and his wife Susan Patnode of Plattsburgh, son Todd and his wife Carrie Patnode of Wasilla, Alaska, son Scott Patnode of Cocoa, Fla., stepdaughter Kim Farrell and her fiance Mike Anderson of Manassas, Va., stepson Chad and his wife Wendy Pettis of Angier, N.C., and eight grandchildren. Arrangements were completed by the Cremation Society of Virginia. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Richmond SPCA, 2519 Hermitage Rd., Richmond, VA 23220.
Published on September 13, 2018
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Linda L Bezio-Souder
Sep 15, 2018
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away in the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains as it was. I am I and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. What ever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak of me in the way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile and think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the ever household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life me...ans all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. Rest In Peace Rodney; you were special.Read more
Rick knight
Sep 15, 2018
So sorry for your loss buddy
Fair winds and following seas