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Robert (Robbie) Anthony Patterson, age 23, passed away October 12, 2018 while on active duty at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He was born on November 29, 1994 in Clinton, Maryland and was the son of Jennifer Ann Inscoe Patterson and Robert Bruce Patterson, Jr. and the brother of Elizabeth (Liz) M. Patterson and Joseph (Joey) M. Patterson of La Plata, Maryland.
Robbie grew up in Charles County, Maryland, living in Indian Head and La Plata with his family. He attended high school at La Plata High and wrestled on varsity for the school team from 2009 to 2012. He was a dedicated athlete and earned the South Region Championship for his weight class of 112lb in 2011. He was also a member of the 2011 Maryland State Dual Meet and State Tournament Championship. He was a Silver Medalist in freestyle wrestling during the 2010-2011 AAU Junior Olympics.
Along with wrestling, Robbie loved hiking, traveling, and trying new things. He enjoyed spending time with his father by fishing, crabbing, and working on cars together. He loved music, as he collected vintage vinyl records and played the guitar and ukulele. He enjoyed playing video games and chess. Robbie loved to make others laugh, and he never knew a stranger. He loved to joke around with people and have fun. He often visited and supported his family and enjoyed spending time with his friends.
He graduated from La Plata High School in 2012. After high school he went to West Virginia Tech on an athletic scholarship for wrestling and belonged to Phi Kappa Tau fraternity where he volunteered to help the homeless. He also attended the College of Southern Maryland. In 2016 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a mortarman. He graduated from the Marine Corps Boot Camp in Parris Island, South Carolina on September 16, 2016, then attended Marine Infantry School graduating in November 2016. He was in the 1st Battalion 8th Marines and was deployed to Okinawa, during which he visited areas in Japan and Korea.
In addition to his parents and siblings, Robbie is survived by his grandmother Winifred M. Inscoe, his Uncle Anthony J. Inscoe Jr., his Aunt Teresa M. Inscoe, his Aunt Susan (Alan) Eisen, and his Uncle Michael (Victoria) J. Inscoe. He also is also survived by his cousins: William (Toni) Inscoe, their children Brianna, Isabelle, and Anthony Inscoe; Jaime (Tim) Pogar, their child Benjamin Pogar; Jonathan Eisen; and Mateo Inscoe.
He is predeceased by grandparents Anthony J. Inscoe, Sr., Robert Bruce Patterson and Laurette C. Patterson, as well as by his Uncle Leonard John Inscoe and cousin Samuel Eisen.
A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 1 PM until time of service at 3 PM. A military burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery date and time DBA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.