Thomas J. Pattison


WHITEWATER – Thomas J. Pattison, age 64, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Willowfield Nursing and Rehab Center in Delavan following a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born on November 8, 1951 to John and Dorothy (Scott) Pattison. Thomas graduated from Brown Communications College in Minneapolis, MN and spent 45 years doing exactly what he loved, sports media.  With a lengthy and memorable career that spanned from Bozeman, MT to Durand, WI and finally landing in Whitewater, WI his voice will never be forgotten.  From the Durand Panthers taking State with an "Oh My!" to his place in the Athletic Hall of Fame after earning his name in Whitewater as "The Voice" of Warhawk Sports, his work has passion has impacted so many more people than he will ever know.

As a freelance media professional, Thomas also covered many a Packers and Brewers game, a dream he didn't even realize he was living until the moment he lived it.  He was great at what he did, the best even.  He could never be replaced.

He was also a dedicated father and grandfather, spending time with his family was the only thing he loved more than a Warhawks Football game on any given Saturday.  And even then...coin toss.

His career was long and full of stories that should be shared, and though he tried to complete his biography before he passed, the book remains unfinished.  The family will share pieces at his Memorial service, as he would have loved.

Thomas is survived by his brother John Pattison, his daughters Kimberlee Pattison and Aimee Pattison, his Grandchildren Jhanay Smith, Javon Smith, Sierra Harwood and Dallas Harwood, his niece Rachel Harris and his nephews Ryan Pattison and John Pattison.

Thomas is preceded in death by his Sister Susan Harris, Father John Henry Pattison and Mother Dorothy Scott Pattison.

A Celebration of Life will precede the Packers Game on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 12pm - 2pm with a Prayer Service at 2:00 P.M. at Nitardy Funeral Home, 550 N. Newcomb Street in Whitewater, WI.

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