Larry Patlen of Albany died on Sunday, February 20, 2022, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Born in Albany on August 10. 1927, Larry was the son of the late Harry and Rose Cohen Patlen. He moved to Chatham at an early age and attended Chatham schools and graduated from Siena College with a BS in Economics in 1949.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Frances Patlen nèe Nelson and daughter Janice Patlen. Loving father of David Patlen and granddaughter, Dayna Smith, who could wrap him around her finger just by using the word awww!. Also loved by her husband, Adam and great grandchildren Theodore (4), Kylian (2), and Lehni (7mos), his niece Eleanor Miller and many cousins and lifelong friends.
Larry and his wife operated a woman's apparel store, Patlen's Smart Shop in Chatham for 39 years. He enjoyed tennis, tinkering with his MG cars, reading and traveling throughout the United States and Europe with Frances. He also volunteered as a driver with Jewish Family Services after moving from Chatham to Point of Woods in Albany in 2010.
The family wishes to thank the staff, nurses, and doctors of Mary Washington Hospital and those who have cared for Larry over the years. Larry would like to specifically thank Dom and Lynn Irto, Toni Urgo, and his good friends and neighbors who cared for him and whose friendships he cherished over the years.
Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel 649 Washington Avenue Albany, NY on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at 1:00pm. Interment will follow in the Independent Benevolent Cemetery on Fuller Road in Albany.
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