Services for Ross O. Patten, who had retired as a quality control supervisor at Baltimore's main post office and headed two organizations of retired persons, will be held at 9 a.m. today at the Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.
Mr. Patten died Wednesday after an apparent heart attack at his home in Catonsville. He was 77.
He retired in 1981 after more than 20 years with the Postal Service. Earlier, he had worked in shipyard offices in Quincy, Mass., and then as a cabinetmaker for Hopeman Brothers, a subcontractor that finished interior spaces in newly built ships.
He came to Baltimore over 40 years ago when the company was doing work on ships built by the Bethlehem Steel Corp.