Bill Patterson

Profile Updated: November 12, 2022
Residing In Pleasant Hill, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Donna-deceased Nov. 6th 2022
Occupation Web Developer and owner of Wright Way Mgmt
Children Robert, 1969
Michelle, 1971
Melaine, 1973
Meredith, 1975
Seven Grandchildren
Military Service Army - National Guard (6yrs)  

Recently lost my love of 57 years. Here is a 50th anniversary video my youngest daughter put together.

Have lived in PH all my life. Went on the road as a musician and then was drafted into the Army in 1967. Got Married in 1967 and then started working for IBM in 1969 while still playing music 3 nights a week locally. My full resume can be seen on linkedin.
Retired from IBM, BofA, California University System and now own Wright Way Mgmt Web Services building small to medium business web sites. Locally that includes,, many more which can be seen on my web site.

We also travel around the country in our RV when business permits. My wife runs a Daycare Center (Patterson Family Style Daycare) and Hair Salon (Colours Hair Studio), both in Pleasant Hill.

We currently have 7 grandchildren.

Just visited our 7th grandchild...with my namesake, Billy Van Brayley. Born on mothers day 5-10-15 and at 11:08 pm and weight 8lbs about numbers happening!! Everyone is doing great. Dad just made it home from NY auditioning a show for Vegas....I think the baby waited because as soon as he was home they had to leave for the hospital....funny how that works!
Posting pics on FB.

School Story

Most of my school stories revolve around music. I was a band nerd back then.

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Nov 20, 2022 at 7:13 PM

OH Bill. So sorry to hear about your loss. Give yourself lots of time to grieve her passing. My heart aches for you. Get into a "Grief Share" support group. It really helps the healing process and give you more understanding of what you're going through. You are on our prayer list now.

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Nov 22, 2022 at 9:24 AM

Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 at 11:25 AM

Hello classmates. My wife of 55 years passed away 11/6/2022 from congestive heart failure. She was everything to our family and will be missed everyday. We knew it was going to happen but it is still a shock when it does. Here is a short video from our 50th wedding anniversay. She was such a strong, beautiful lady.

Dec 30, 2021 at 12:19 AM

Wishing you lots of good times and a happy healthy birthday in New Year!

Dec 31, 2020 at 12:09 AM

Have a safe Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!!!

Dec 29, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Bill!! Happy Birthday to you, enjoy!

Dec 29, 2018 at 10:35 AM

Happy Birthday Bill and may you have a blessed New Year

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Jan 05, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Posted on: Jan 04, 2015 at 10:54 AM

Thanks for the happy birthday feels good to still be upright and taking nourishment!! LOL...I keep going to the YMCA but the eating thing is my biggest problem. Quit smoking when I was 35 and was not that difficult to say no to tobacco but food is a whole other challenge. Love to eat and the social aspect too.
Another new year and hope to see you this summer.

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Nov 14, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Here is an old You Tube video of a gig I played years ago with a PHHS student, Bob Wilson. I think this was a crab feed for Carondelet High School. Year unknown.

This is a single tune from a gig at a Crab unknown
Jun 01, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Posted on: May 31, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Hey Bill, you were the first person to really introduce me to jazz. As Doug says we all loved the PHHS jazz band, but what I really remember was our trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival. Your youngest daughters interest in healthcare and fitness (Arbonne) seems like an excellent fit when combined with her time/success on Broadway.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2014 at 9:05 AM
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM
Our RV the "Gypsy" we travel around the country with a Toad called "Herbie"...If you know the story of Gypsy the Musical you will understand the names.
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 at 10:54 AM
My gig look for Blues Band
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Myself on the drums at Birdland in NY with my daughter Meredith Patterson....great time for a daughter, father gig.
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 at 10:55 AM
My lovely wife Donna
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Posted: Nov 12, 2022 at 10:41 AM

Bill Patterson

Posted: Nov 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Bill Patterson playing one tune

This is a single tune from a gig at a Crab unknown
Posted: Sep 07, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Bill Patterson sitting in with Wicked Tinkers at the Scottish Games in Pleasanton CA

Just having fun sitting in on a tune.