C.K. "Pat" Patterson, former general manager at the East Oregonian in Pendleton, died Oct. 15, 2016, the newspaper reported. He was 77.

Patterson started with the East Oregonian in 1984, working as  general manager until 1993, before becoming the corporate general manager in Salem as well as the general manager of the Capital Press until 1996. He served as corporate general manager until his retirement in 2005, the obituary said.