Let the memory of Schuyler be with us forever
  • 25 years old
  • Born on February 17, 1984 .
  • Passed away on February 24, 2009 .

Sgt. Schuyler Brent Patch, 25, of Galva, Il. died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Schuyler was born February 17, 1984 in Kewanee, Ill the son of John Lang Patch and Colleen Diane (Gorey) Stevens. He graduated from Wethersfield High School in 2002.

He joined the Oklahoma National Guard in March of 2005 and transferred to the Illinois National Guard in November of 2007. He was attached to the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Surviving is his father John and Amy Patch of Neponset, Ill., his mother Colleen and Rick Stevens of Owasso, Ok., one sister Amber Patch Troxell and her husband Brandon of Kewanee, Il. , two brothers Seth Patch of Neponset, Il. and Garrett Patch of Owasso, Ok., two step brothers Zach and Blake Stevens of Oklahoma, paternal grandparents Dan and Joan Patch of New Boston, Il., maternal grandparents David Gorey of Davenport, Ia. and Mary Gorey of Claremore, Ok., two nephews Logan and Cole Troxell of Kewanee. Also surviving are Schuyler’s aunts and uncles David and Kathy Patch, Jeff Patch, Jeff and Lori (Patch) Martin, Curtis Gorey, David and Trudy Gorey, James and Pam (Gorey) Fairchild, Kevin and Theresa Gorey and his fiancée Amber Spaniel of Bradford, Il.

Schuyler was preceded in death by his great grandparents Clyde and Melba Lang, Wilbur and Esther Patch, Dean and Lucille Gorey, Arvel and Emily Petty and many other loved ones and fallen brothers in arms.

Schuyler enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing Texas hold-em and going to concerts. He loved spending time with family and friends, going to Mission Beach, Ca., was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed being outdoors. He will be sadly missed by his family and a host of friends.

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