April 5, 2018, in Stamford, Conn., at 93. He arrived at Colby at 16, studied for two years, and then was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served for four years, including at the Battle of Okinawa. He returned to Colby, and in 1950 he earned a law degree from Fordham University. He practiced law for six decades in Connecticut, specializing in commercial real estate law, and later was an attorney trial referee. Volunteer service included time on the City of Stamfordís Board of Representatives and Charter Revision Commission and as president and chair of the board of the Stamford YMCA. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jean Whelan Paterson ’47; five children, including Nancy Paterson Salit í’78 and Kathryn Paterson ’86; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.