9/22/2013 – Jonathan M. Patchen, Alexandria Bay

9/22/2013 – Jonathan M. Patchen, Alexandria Bay

Jonathan M. Patchen, age 23, died Saturday after a one vehicle accident.

The funeral will be at 10am Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Depauville United Methodist Church with Reverend Donald Briant Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in the Depauville Cemetery. Calling hours will be 5-8pm Tuesday evening at the T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton.

Jonathan was born April 26, 1990, in Watertown, the son of Paul and Wendy Votra Patchen. He graduated from Alexandria Bay Central School, where he also attended BOCES learning Heavy Equipment Operation.

He worked, since May, after moving back from Kentucky, for Jeff Butcher Well Drilling and Water Systems of Alexandria Bay.

Jonathan enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmobiling, duck hunting, ice fishing, working on small engines and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving is his mother Wendy Votra of Alexandria Bay; his father Paul Patchen of Depauville; his paternal grandmother Patricia Patchen of LaFargeville; maternal grandfather Marvin Votra of Cape Vincent; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Donations can be made in his name to TIERS of Clayton.


  1. Jim Joseph and Donna Garvey Posted

    Wendy, Jim and I are so sad to hear about the loss of your some Jonathan. Some things in life make no sense. You and your family have our heartfelt sympathy.
    Donna and Jim

  2. Bob & Denise Calhoun Posted

    Wendy & Paul We are feeling your pain in the loss of your son. He will be missed by so many. May god bring you peace and understanding in the days ahead. Will be keeping the whole Patchen family in our thoughts. Bob & Denise,

  3. Wendy, sorry for your loss 🙁 <3 ya bud

  4. Diana Votra Posted

    Wendy there are no words that I can say. I am so sorry.

  5. Fred and Dawn Matthews Posted

    Paul and Wendy – There aren’t any words for a time like this except that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sheila (Cromwell) Badour Posted

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your entire family. If there is ANYTHING that I can do, please let me know. You and your facility will be in my prayers.

  7. My heart aches for you and my prayers are with your family.

  8. Greg LeClaire Posted

    Paul and Wendy,

    I am so sorry to hear about Jonathan. I can’t imagine the pain you feel. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.

  9. Shondra and Radley Beach Posted

    You have been in our thoughts and prayers all weekend. We are so sorry for the loss of your dear son. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

  10. Ron Hochmuth Posted

    Jon was a student at ACS while I served as principal. I remember Jon as a young man who was his own man and didn’t succumb to pressure to the follow the herd mentality. Jon displayed maturity and character beyond his years. To me he was the ideal student as he was inquisitive, well-mannered and a genuine person. He was a student you could look at and say – “He’s going to make it … he’s got the right stuff.” As always, I was shocked to hear of the passing of one of my students.

    With deepest sympathy to friends and family.

  11. Marcel and Colleen Bruce Posted

    Paul, Wendy and the Patchen family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Jonathan. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers and you have our heartfelt sympathy. God Bless.

    Marcel and Colleen Bruce

  12. Stephen Haffie Posted

    Wendy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Jonathan’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Steve and Kathy Haffie

  13. Bill & Penny Moulton Posted

    Wendy, my deepest sympathy. I am very sorry to hear about your son.

  14. Zoey & Bob Olin Posted

    Wendy, Our deepest sympathy. We were so sorry to hear about Jonathan. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Zoey & Bob

  15. Bobby & Christine Thurston Posted

    Wendy and Paul, we are so sorry about Jonathan, our deepest sympathy. Our hearts aches for you and your family.

  16. Dorrie Gould Hardenbrook Posted

    Wendy, Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you dealing with the loss of Jonathan! May you find comfort in knowing that my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow ……hold fast to your memories…..and know God is holding him in the palm of His hands…….. Wish I could be there for you.. Love you Dorrie

  17. Amber Black Posted

    Paul, Wendy & the Patchen Family

    We are so sorry to hear about Jon. He will always have a special place in our hearts. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rob & Amber Black

  18. steven ingerson Posted

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and my prayers go out to your whole family .

  19. Rhonda Favret Posted

    I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We can never really understand why someone so close to us is taken away from us, especially this young. Take comfort in the support you have around you.

  20. Charlie Stage Posted

    Marv, Patricia, Wendy and Paul

    I was saddened to learn of your loss. It grieves one so much to have someone so young lost to your world. I can not say anything that will change that feeling now, but know that all of you will be consoled in the future by a much higher power and that Jon will be there helping with that consolation.

  21. Jim & Linda Worden Herkimer Posted

    We are so sorry for you loss. Please know that
    we are thinking of you often.

  22. Wendy, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son.Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  23. Michael and Elaine Forcier Posted

    So sorry for the loss of your son. You are in our prayers.

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